Chicken, pepper and mushroom subs

When I relocated in 2009 I had no source of income. I had not been allowed to work and so having a job was a very intimidating idea. I worked at a paper route, a cleaning job and also cooked for a girl’s co-op on campus. I planned the menu and had to follow a budget for around 25 girls. Of course some girls had dietary restrictions and that was also addressed in the menu. I shopped for the groceries and made the dinner meal. It was quite a challenge, but still I brought my home cooking to this house of girls. Making homemade chicken pot pie and rolls, curry and rice became the standard Β in my kitchen. The facility was old and not the best cooking space but I had plenty of experience making do in my years with a two burner stove that shocked me and my months with little electricity. So, while I struggled a bit, it honestly was allot of fun. On grocery days I made tacos, salad bar and sandwiches. This chicken and pepper sub was quick and easy and a favorite. For the girls who were vegetarians I made a pan without the chicken. Sorry the picture is not great but some things just don’t photograph well!


4 chicken breasts sliced into thin strips

1 yellow bell pepper sliced into strips

1 green bell pepper sliced into strips

1 red bell pepper sliced into strips

1 cup mushrooms, washed well, sliced

1 onion chopped

salt and pepper to taste

Sliced pepper jack cheese

Sub buns


Saute chicken and onions in olive oil, cover until done, add salt and pepper.Β Add peppers and fry until peppers are desired tenderness. Add mushrooms and continue cooking.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place sub buns on a baking sheet and put in preheated oven to lightly toast. Remove from oven, place chicken and pepper mixture on each bun and top with cheese. Turn oven to broil and put sandwiches back in to melt cheese. When cheese is melted remove from oven. I like to get a little of the broth from the pan onto the bun as well! This makes it extra yummy._DSC0538

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146 thoughts on “Chicken, pepper and mushroom subs

  1. Well! It took two cups of coffee and a scone, but I think I’m finally caught up reading your posts Lynn! I realized at one point I wasn’t breathing….I had to remind myself that you have a new life now, you and your children are safe and sound, and that you were writing about your past journey to get to where you are NOW! Whew!
    This recipe looks delicious! Thank you for sharing it, and your incredible, courageous life.

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  2. Looks yummy. I love the chicken and the bell peppers. In my opinion the sub is like a healthier approach to an overloaded Philly Cheesesteak. Love it! πŸ™‚

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  3. I just laughed out loud with recognition, affection, and and hearty “YES!” when you wrote of needing money, cooking for a bunch of girls in less than optimum conditions, and a lean budget. Oh and the lack or sometimes maybe utilities. Cooked for twelve on a wood-stove aboard a historic sailing vessel.

    This is such a great post. A slice of life in your fascinating life journey as well as recipes that are doable, delicious, and economical. XOX JoHanna

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      1. I’m not sure lol.. I’m not WP savvy so if it needed to be set up to highlight latest posts, I didn’t know to do it..

        I haven’t posted a recipe in awhile, life and reading my fav WP bloggers takes up alot of my time πŸ˜„

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  4. Lynn, your chicken, peppers and mushrooms sub looks delicious! I would only have to eliminate the green peppers .
    I am allergic only to the green peppers, which my Mom said she ate them all her life but “burped” whenever she ate them while pregnant with me. When I was married my husband put green pepper in the crock pot stew. I had raised welts and he had to take me to hospital. The intern doctor (who injected me with benadryl) asked me if I also got upset stomach with orange canatloupe melons. He said there is an “oil” in both those food items closely related. My phone is acting up, Lynn. Ignore typos, a ghost is trying to write on your comment page. πŸ™‚ xo

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  5. Isn’t it strange how much people have in common without realising? Hence my post connexions….and reading yours about paper run and cleaning etc we did pretty similar things…..when I was first on my own with my kids, I did a paper run,cleaned someones flat and did the lunches on a local building site, my friend did breakfasts and another one did afternoon tea, hard work but fun. It is also how I met my husband as word got round how good the food was in our little canteen and him and his mates came for their lunch from another site…connexions we al have them πŸ˜‰

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  6. This was such a nice part of the young girls’ lives. You are truly a giving cook and friend to all. The chickenr, mushrooms and all peppers except green ones on a sub bun with brothh would be delicious! Such a great photo and cheesy scrumptious dinner or lunch! xo Thanks, Lynn for this recipe! ❀

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  7. The sub looks super delicious Lynn.. what are you talking about with photograph not being great?! πŸ™‚ Your experience cooking at co-op seems challenging but interesting nevertheless.

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          1. We do not have contact, but back then after we lived here for a year, he offered to purchase a house. He had just married! So, I said yes. We were going to go into low income housing and so thinking we could get a home made me say yes. But, that meant he would be wanting to visit. so, we have been here for 7 years now in April. We lived a year on our own, then we bought a home together. Then a year later he insisted on coming to visit, then we reconciled with the threat he would take me to court, fight for some kind of custody. Now, it has been 2 years of no relationship. He came last January and then May. So, it is off and on, but no contact between he and I! Very complicated!! But, for me now it is done, just waiting and hoping to divorce at some point!!

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          2. I hope not!! We have not spoken since June when he quit paying support money. We have had no real contact for 2 1/2 years. Now that he does not pay, there is not reason to tip toe around and he cannot come back. When he quit paying, it was freeing for me.Before that I felt I could not tell him he was not allowed to come to this house, it is in his name as well. When he came in May, we barely spoke and it ended badly, so it’s totally over, it has been for a long time. He spoke to my oldest son a couple weeks ago and asked him, how is mom getting along with no money!

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          3. Honestly, from what I understand, he doesn’t think the way other people do. To be a father, and a mature adult means that you provide for your family. With 9 kids, how is it acceptable to not contribute to their welfare? No matter what your relationship is with each other, he has certain responsibilities! It boggles the mind.

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