The other night I was wanting to make chicken philly sandwiches for dinner. The idea was spawned by a dream I had the previous night. It seems like every time I have lots of stuff on my plate I have a recurring dream. Does this happen to you? The premise of the dream is me waiting tables at a restaurant and everybody needing/wanting something immediately and me not being able to get them what they want in a timely matter. I waited tables during college and the early years of my marriage and during these dreams I’m trying to serve people at one of the restaurants that I worked at. When I wake up in the morning I inevitably feel tired from “working” all night and dealing with the cranky customers. Obviously, this is a metaphor for my life of feeling overwhelmed at times. What are your recurring dreams? Do you miss your final exams at college? Can’t find your locker? Do your teeth fall out? My husband is lucky because his recurring dream is him flying. Lucky dog. That seems like a fun dream to me!
Anyway, the reason I made this Chicken Philly Sandwich casserole was because I had a dream about the sandwich shop I used to work at that served Philly Steak and Philly Chicken sandwiches. So I went about my day getting ready to serve sandwiches for dinner. Then at the last minute I found out a friend was sick and needed dinner. Soooo, my chicken philly sandwiches turned into a portable chicken philly casserole. Awesome! It was really delicious. I used cheddar cheese because that’s what I had on hand but the real sandwich has provolone cheese in it. So use whatever you prefer!
shredded chicken (made from this recipe)
Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. When the oil
is heated start sautéing the onions for about 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, add
in the peppers and cook until tender.
a rectangular glass baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Cut each
roll/bun in half and line the bottom of the baking dish with the buns.
on top of the bread.
loosely cover with foil.
remove the foil and bake for another 5 minutes, until the cheese gets melty.
Cut and serve immediately.
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Could you assemble and freeze this meal to bake later?
Yes I think that would be great!
Do you think I could substitute a layer of cauliflower for the buns?
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yes, I'm sure you could!
Are the rolls soggy and soft, or are they crunchy when finished baking?
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They are a little soft but if you'd like more crunch I'd toast the bread first!