I. LOVE. CHEESE STEAKS.
This should surprise no one, really, as if a meal is cheesy and gooey and worthy of a "Heck Yeah!" I'm probably going to lurve it.
I gotta say, though. I haven't had a ton of cheese steaks in my day. Guessing that it's because I don't live in Philly. But I can say that it's been my experience that Lenny's makes a mighty fine one. My hurz-band and I have been known to have a hot date or two at this sandwich shop, when we feel sassy we will meet at the one in Cleveland on lunch breaks / class breaks.
I usually just get the turkey sandwich. Ya know. Because I like pretending like I'm healthy. But really, all I want is their chicken philly cheese steak. And a cookie. And mayyyyybe a Dr. Pepper!
(This is why I have to count points)
adapted from How Sweet It Is
1.8 lb of boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 1/2 tbl olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 onion, sliced
1 bell pepper, sliced
1/2 tbl flour
1/2 tbl butter
3/4 cup of fat free half and half
8 oz white cheddar cheese, shredded
6 wheat sub rolls
Preheat oven to 400. In a medium oven proof skillet, heat 1 tbl of oil over medium high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Sear, cooking for about 2 minutes on each side. Place in the oven and roast for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let the chicken cool a bit. Transfer it into a large bowl and shred it up.
In a smallish skillet, heat the remaining 1/2 tbl of oil. Add the onions and peppers, season with salt and pepper and cook until soft. Add them in with the chicken.
In a small sauce pan, melt the butter until its sizzling. Add in the flour, stir constantly to create a roux; about 3 minutes or until brown and nutty smelling. Pour in the half and half, bring to a bubble and let it thicken. Add in 5 oz of the cheese, stir until melted.
Tear off six sheets of foil. To create a sandwich, place 1/6 of chicken/onion mixture on each roll, top with 1/6 of the cheese sauce and a handful of shredded cheese. Roll it up super tight in the foil. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
Cook in a 300 degree oven for about 15 minutes.
Serving size 1 sandwich (makes 6)
Points plus 15