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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 409.0
  • Total Fat: 10.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 72.2 mg
  • Sodium: 601.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 41.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.6 g
  • Protein: 34.4 g

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Skinny Chicken Philly Cheese Sub

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Skinny Chicken Philly Cheese Sub

Introduction

Warm meat, gooey cheese, and grilled vegetables--what's not to love about a Philly cheese steak? How about the more than 1,600 calories in each one! This take on the classic skimps on fat but not flavor.
Warm meat, gooey cheese, and grilled vegetables--what's not to love about a Philly cheese steak? How about the more than 1,600 calories in each one! This take on the classic skimps on fat but not flavor.

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    4 whole wheat hoagie rolls
    1 pound chicken breasts
    1 yellow onion, sliced
    2 bell peppers, sliced
    2 banana peppers, sliced
    1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    4 slices provolone cheese

Directions

Preheat grill on high. Place the chicken between two sheets of plastic wrap and flatten slightly with a rolling pin or meat mallet. Remove the meat from plastic. Grill meat until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside for 5 minutes. Chop meat into 1/2 inch cubes.

While the meat is cooking, heat a large saute pan. Coat with nonstick cooking spray. When the pan is hot, add the onions. Saute on medium-high for 5 minutes, until onions become tender. Add the peppers and cook for 10 more minutes. Add the vinegar to saute pan, stir to scrape up any residue on the bottom of the pan, and remove from heat.

Divide the meat and peppers between the buns. Top each with a slice of cheese. Wrap sandwiches in foil and return to the grill for 2 minutes to melt the cheese.

Slice each sandwich in half and serve hot.






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  • Incredible!
    67 of 67 people found this review helpful
    I sauteed red, yellow, and green bell peppers, mushrooms, and onion. Instead of dicing the chicken, I pan seared boneless skinless chicken breast and then shredded the meat. I mixed the meat and veggies, warmed up a Whole Wheat tortilla added the ingredients and a piece of cheese. It was great! - 6/16/11

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  • 31 of 32 people found this review helpful
    Instead of using hoggie rolls, try using whole wheat soft taco shell. It cuts the calories & carbs! - 1/25/11

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  • Incredible!
    19 of 19 people found this review helpful
    I marinated my chicken breast and "cored" the hoagie out and stuff in the filling. Yumm - 5/21/11

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  • O.K.
    17 of 35 people found this review helpful
    I would not consider this a cheesesteak. It lacks seasoning... Mrs.Dash and if you need salt, Salt Sense. Banana peppers? Eliminate. I opt for onion only but i like lettuce and tomato. Shred Chicken. And coring out the meet of the roll is great thinking! The recipe is a ok starting point though. - 6/20/11

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  • Incredible!
    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
    Very nice Philly style chicken sandwich. Too many rolls in list though. I added sauteed mushrooms to mine. Grilled the bread cut side down too. Delightful! - 1/4/11

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  • Very Good
    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! I used left over cooked chiken cut into strips. Then added it to peppers and onions to warm. Made it very fast and easy. I used sandwich thins to save calories. Husband was very impressed thinking I was a great chef!! - 6/23/11

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  • 12 of 13 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was pretty tasty....I sliced the chicken before cooking it, and added some salt, pepper, and oregano. I cooked it on the stovetop instead of a grill, and I added mushrooms to the vegetable mix. The sandwiches were good, and a nice replacement for steak sandwiches. - 8/12/11

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  • 9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Added grilled broccoli slaw with mushrooms,onions, hotsauce and served in whole wheat tortilla, great! THANKS! - 1/5/11

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  • O.K.
    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
    No seasoning! Food has to be good and delicious or we won't eat them. I added Emeril's seasoning. It was too much bread but it was ok. I realize the whole low sodium buisiness but no sodium is just not worth it to me in my life. - 1/30/12

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  • 7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This recipe sounds really yummy, but I'm confused. The recipe calls for 4 hoagie rolls but the directions say:
    Divide the meat and peppers between the two buns. Which is correct? I'm new to sparkpeople an I don't want input incorrect info. - 1/23/12

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    awesome!! cooked bell peppers,onions,mushrooms in skillet with spices and added browned chicken. cooked another 15 mins, then served on wheat roll with provolone. - 11/18/11

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  • 5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    8 WW pts - 11/22/11

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Recipe says it makes 4 servings, but the cooking instructions only divide it on two buns. I assume that it is supposed to be between four buns. 1 pound of chicken for two sandwiches is a lot. - 1/9/12

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Made this for lunch using pre-grilled chicken breasts strips and the broiler in my toaster oven. My two teen boys loved them. "Make them again Mom!" which is about as good a recommendation as you can get! - 6/13/12

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    this was delicious...my son even asked for one for lunch the next day. i added other veggies to mine. will def make again. - 5/18/12

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  • Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    It sounds good gotta try it but switching out banana peppers for mushrooms and adding a little oregano, basil and sprinkle of balsamic to make up for missing salt. the suggestions of whole wheat tortillas is a great one too.
    - 2/27/12

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic!!! I also sauteed my vegetables slightly before eating. - 1/11/12

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  • O.K.
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    It would be really nice if the picture would actually resemble the recipe so we know what we are making. The directions say to divide into 'two' buns, it should be 'four'. Other than that, the recipe is very bland but easily changed to suit your needs. - 1/9/12

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I served the meat, vegetables, and cheese on tortillas, fajita style with pico de gallo. It was very, very yummy. - 9/29/11

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Delicious. I'll be taking these to movie night at the park. Can't wait! For juicier chicken I blanch my chicken whole, seasoning my blanch liquid, and freeze portions. I then use the meat as I need it. Makes preparing meals a whole lot quicker and easier. Yes, this recipe serves 8. Don't need plas - 7/21/11

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I use balsamic vinegar - 1/15/11

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good but I would assume to season per our own personal taste and adding more or different veggies if wanted is a good idea just account for them. - 11/11/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    These are fantastic! And who wouldn't know to take the plastic off before grilling? LOL The plastic is just for flattening the chicken breasts which works very well by the way. Thanks so much for this recipe. - 1/5/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is a family favorite in my home! My husband LOVES philly cheese steaks and gives this a 2-thumbs up! - 2/20/13

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  • 1 of 8 people found this review helpful
    There are not any seasonings at all. - 1/4/11

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  • What would be a good alternative to provolone cheese? I'm not a fan of it, and I feel like American cheese wouldn't complement it either. - 3/5/14

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  • So - is the serving size one whole hoagie sandwich? Or one-half of the sandwich? - 7/9/13

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  • The error in this recipe has been pointed out for years and yet it's still not corrected??? - 3/7/13

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  • This is a chicken cheese steak or chicken philly. at home we have the butcher chip or shave the chicken breast. This gives you very thin slices. Then pan fry with some garlic for seasoning. - 2/24/13

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  • Sounds good, but I wouldn't put chicken in it or the flavor will not be philly at all. Rye bread makes it really healthy and fewer calories than a hoagie. - 2/20/13

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  • The only thing that I changed, was the hoagie rolls. I substituted Pita Pockets. Very tasty!!!!! - 2/20/13

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  • Chicken? Really? I am all about reasonable substitutions, but that means they have to at least taste similar! You know, fat-free cream cheese or perhaps a leaner cut of beef. Don't call chicken a "Philly Cheese Steak", even in quotes. - 2/20/13

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  • Very tasty will make this one again. - 1/30/13

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  • Fantastic. We used lower cal whole wheat tortillas and shaved off about 80 calories but it was still wonderful! This is going in the rotation for sure! - 1/19/13

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  • This was easy and delicious! In using a pound of chicken, I actually had chicken leftover for a salad today. This is a keeper and hit the spot! - 1/17/13

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  • Will try soon - 1/16/13

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  • This looks good! I'm going to try it...minus the bread. - 1/15/13

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  • I love this because my husband is on Atkins and he can easily just eat it without the hoagie! I also like to make this as an open-faced sandwich which reduces the carbs and the calories! - 1/14/13

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  • looks great - and perhaps this is being critical, but this photo is NOT the real recipe! lol - 1/10/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is the way they make it in the cafe at work all the time. - 10/12/12

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  • This was very quick and easy. The flavor came primarily from the cheese and the toasted bread, however, as opposed to the recipe itself. I'd like some sort of seasoning, so I'll probably look at other recipes to get ideas for kicking up the flavor in these sandwiches next time. But thanks, Chef Meg! - 3/21/12

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  • I can't wait to try this, but I'm gonna substitute a sandwich thin for the hoagie roll & probably some Laughing Cow cheeze for the provolone for an extra level of ooey-gooey cheese melt :) - 3/21/12

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  • Easy and delicious! - 3/20/12

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  • Yum I load it with more veggies. - 3/14/12

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  • This sounds and looks delicious. I want one NOW! - 3/11/12

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  • A little dry but liked the favor. - 3/3/12

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  • wow . big boy . the first time i saw this i thought . way to much to eat at one time . this is very good . banana peppers ,bell pepper and onions . the vinegar made me stop and think nooooo not on my sandwicth . but it is better then you think . makes you want to smack your mommy . - 3/3/12

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  • I haven't had a Philly sandwich in a long time. I will try it. Thanx! - 3/3/12

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  • recipe is confusing 4 rolls then 2 rolls not accurate - 3/3/12

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  • yummm-use the leftover turkey and skip the cheese--dinner!!! Delicious!!!! - 3/3/12

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  • Very good. I used rotesserie chicken from Costco - 2/27/12

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  • Sounds yummy! I will give this a try, but will add seasoning and improvise on bread as I am doing the low carb thing! Thank you!!!! - 2/23/12

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  • Very good. - 2/16/12

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  • I would have to find a way to lower the sodium, calories and fat. for flavor I would change the banana peppers to Habanero peppers because I like heat in my food. I would also add Mrs Dash for seasonings. - 2/8/12

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  • Very Tasty and Simple! I love this recipe!! - 2/8/12

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  • Haven't tried it yet, but will soon. Thanks for all the comments as they were very helpful and gave great ideas. - 2/7/12

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  • I made these for the Superbowl. My family loved it.!!! - 2/7/12

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  • I added mushrooms. Surprisingly tasty and filling without any condiments. Loved it! - 2/7/12

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  • My husband and I don't like white wine vinegar does any one know if it could be substituted with water?
    - 1/26/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Lots of good ideas. I will try and let you know. - 1/22/12

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  • I, too, substituted red, yellow and green peppers. I also only had Balsamic vinegar on hand, so that was used. Next time I will use mushrooms as well. Great recipe and quick to make. Love the healthier twist to a classic sandwich! - 1/15/12

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  • Yumy! - 1/11/12

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  • Tortillas are the way to go! - 1/9/12

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  • Sounds amazing! I am not one to eat bread or the like when I am sticking well to my plan, but this sounds like a real treat! - 1/9/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The picture does not match the recipe (sliced chicken when the recipe calls for diced). - 1/9/12

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  • Sounds absolutely WONDERFUL!!! Thank you!! - 1/9/12

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  • Sounds good...think I will try this tomorrow night. - 1/9/12

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  • This looks amazing! - 1/9/12

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  • Looks yummy! - 1/9/12

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  • Very tasty - 1/9/12

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  • I wonder if this sandwich was originally created with philadelphia cream cheese with roast beef?Changing the ingredients you should change the name,love the changes and will try it with chicken instead,hope hubby will enjoy it also,he is a real beef and potatoes person I think chicken is better. - 1/7/12

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  • This sounds fabulous! - 1/5/12

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  • I have made these for many years for soup/sand nite. If you have sams club they have the cooked chicken in bags warm up & your done. also they sell the whole wheat hoagie buns both in 6 &12 inch. I also use mushrooms sauteed in Pam, Green peppers for the guys, am excited to find more recipes here - 1/1/12

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  • Very filling. - 12/20/11

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  • I like this recipe very much, it sounds yummy. - 12/1/11

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  • Sandwich - 11/26/11

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  • For less calories and salt replace provolone with soya Kaas white cheddar or daiya mozzeralla shreds. - 11/25/11

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  • Made this with bagel thins.
    - 11/23/11

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  • I loved it! It was too cold to grill outside so I "grilled" in the oven, and added a bit of seasoning to the chicken. I also added a little smear of brown mustard to my sandwich. We all loved it, and didn't seem to miss all the fat! I'll definitely be adding this to my go-to menu. - 11/22/11

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  • very nice - 11/22/11

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  • terrific sandwich!
    - 11/16/11

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  • Use balsamic vinegar, and no banana peppers. - 10/28/11

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  • Yummy - 10/2/11

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great. As a low carb eater I would use any brand of low carb tortillas. Also would season to taste. - 9/18/11

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  • THIS WILL BE MY WEEKEND DINNER FOR HUBBY AND SELF SOUND DELICIOUS. - 8/29/11

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Lots of ways to serve this up. I am from Philly, grew up on Cheese steaks. While this name offends many from Philly, this is about as clean and healthy as it can get..lol. Not all Chinese Food is Chinese, and not all Italian food is Italian. I find the recipe very enjoyable. - 8/27/11

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  • Very good and filling for 120 calories. I eliminated the black pepper and added a few (2 rings) green hot chili peppers to each half after done cooking and slicing. Not sure what that did to the calories? - 8/23/11

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  • Thanks for this! I'm always looking for ways to improve upon a sandwich and this sounds very good! - 7/15/11

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  • GREAT! - 7/9/11

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  • Great replacement for the philly cheese steak. - 6/24/11

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  • will try it soon... - 6/18/11

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  • yummy - 6/5/11

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  • I don't eat beef very often and, one day while I was at Steak Escape, I saw Grand Chicken on their menu. It was soooo amazingly delish! I even order the Big Philly Cheesesteak at Subway, but I ask the preparer to make it with the grilled chicken instead of the beef..xlnt!! - 5/29/11

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  • I love it! Used a low-cal flat bread recipe instead though so that each person gets what feels to me to be a large portion. Unfortunately the bread is soaking up all of your cal allowance in this recipe. ;) - 5/24/11

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  • changed the cheese & it was delic - 5/21/11

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  • YUMMY THANKS SO MUCH - 5/21/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Chicken on a Philly---- nope. This is one sandwich that can't be cloned, unfortunately... LOVE them so I don't eat them often since they are very high calorie and fat. - 5/20/11

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  • 5 stars - 5/19/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    too many calories for me.... - 1/6/11

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