These Chicken and Sausage Hoagies are the best hot sandwiches for make for lunch, dinner or Game Day!
I don’t know about you, but these Chicken and Sausage Hoagies are my kind of sandwiches. A hot and toasted sandwich with plenty of melted cheese on top is the most appealing choice when seen on a menu. And it’s even better when made fresh at home. These sandwiches are a welcome choice for any meal, and they’re good party food too.
How to make Chicken and Sausage Hoagies:
To make these warm sandwiches, you’ll begin by sautéing seasoned chicken. Then you’ll sauté smoked sausage. And finally, you’ll sauté onion, bell pepper and jalapeño with chili sauce, spices and a few more ingredients. The resulting mixture is tangy, a tiny bit spicy and delicious!
French rolls are filled with the chicken and sausage mixture and then topped with shredded cheese. The sandwiches are placed under the broiler for a short time, until the cheese is melted and the rolls are toasty.
What’s a Hoagie?
The name “Hoagie,” has roots in Philadelphia. Italian immigrants who worked at the Hog Island Shipyard in Philly began making sandwiches filled with Italian meats and cheeses. The first name given to these sandwiches was “hoggies” before the name of “Hoagies” came about.
A Hoagie is basically a sub sandwich with many variations all around the world. They can be hot or cold. And the filling combinations are endless. I think the chicken and sausage combination is a really good one!
How to serve these sandwiches:
This recipe makes 8 sandwich roll sized sandwiches. You may also opt to use smaller rolls to serve them more appetizer-style. Either way, they just need a quick broil or warm-up in the oven before serving.
If you wish to put these out for serving at a party and you don’t want to assemble the sandwiches yourself, you can set them up for self-serving. Just put the chicken and sausage mixture in a slow cooker to keep warm, and display the rolls and cheese. Guests can fill their own rolls with the hot mixture and top with cheese. It just won’t be melted and toasty as if you’d broiled it for them. They’re good either way!
Serve them for Super Bowl Sunday! And they’re good every other day of the year too. Enjoy!
Here are a few more sandwich recipes you might like to try:
- Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches
- Cajun Cheesesteak Sandwiches
- Italian Chicken Cutlet Sandwiches
- Chicken Cheese Steak Sandwiches
- Dad’s Denver Sandwiches
- Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches
- Hot Italian Sandwiches
- Slow Cooker Pulled Barbecued Chicken Sandwiches
Chicken and Sausage Hoagies
- 1 teaspoon garlic pepper (can sub garlic powder + fresh ground pepper)
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 pound skinless boneless chicken breast, chopped into 1-inch piece
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
- 1 pound smoked sausage with cheddar cheese (or sausage of your choice), sliced
- 1 medium sweet onion, sliced
- 1/2 large red bell pepper, seeded and cut into strips
- 1 medium jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped finely (optional for spice lovers)
- One 12-ounce bottle chili sauce
- 1/3 cup sweet pickle relish
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 8 whole French Rolls, split
- 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (or Pepper Jack)
- In a small bowl, mix together the garlic and cayenne pepper. Sprinkle the chicken pieces with the pepper mixture.
- In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and stir-fry the seasoned chicken for 4 to 5 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove the chicken from the pan. Add the sausage to the skillet and brown, about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the sausage from the pan and set aside.
- Add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to the skillet and sauté the onion, red bell pepper and jalapeño (if using) until tender and the onions begin to become translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the chicken and sausage back to the skillet. Stir in the chili sauce, relish, water, vinegar, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Cover and simmer 10-12 minutes.
- When ready to serve place the French rolls on a rimmed baking sheet. Preheat your oven's broiler. Pile the chicken and sausage mixture onto the French rolls. Top each sandwich with 2 tablespoons shredded cheese. Place under the broiler for a minute or so- just until the cheese melts and the rolls are toasted. Watch closely, so you don't burn the rolls!
- *Bottled chili sauce can be found near the ketchup in your grocery store.