Tasty Tuesday – Grillin’ A Chicken Philly!

Today (Tuesday) is Tim’s Birthday! We had a little fun celebrating this weekend with awesome food from the grill. Well, he did do the grillin’, but he enjoys it! Check out the yummy Chicken Philly!

Tim started by cutting up some beautiful red, green, and yellow peppers. Oh, and don’t forget the onion.

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He fired up the grill! There’s something about a grill that makes him smile!

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Add a little marinated chicken breasts.

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Then everything is arranged just so on the hot grill.

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Slice it up…paper plate is optional!

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Mix the peppers, onions, and grilled chicken together.

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He was making 8 sandwiches with different requests. Tim made a sauce that he added to each hoagie roll and then loaded them up with “grilled goodness!”  He arranged them on a baking sheet for a quick trip into the hot oven to melt the cheese and toast the bread a little bit!

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Here’s the finished Chicken Philly topped with Mozzerella Cheese…

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It was fantastic and everyone loved it! There’s something special about food from the Tim’s grill!

  1. Tim marinated the chicken with Dales Sauce, Garlic Powder, Salt, Pepper, and Lemon Pepper Mix.
  2. The peppers and onions always take awhile, so sit back and relax.  He cuts those huge to keep them from burning and/or falling into the coals, then puts them on for awhile before the chicken.
  3. A special sauce included a simple mix of Mayo with a little bit of Thousand Island Dressing mixed in.
  4. All was served with potato salad, sunshine, and lots of napkins!

Then there’s the Birthday Cake…


My mom made this fabulous cake that’s so moist and yummy!

Surprise Cake

  • Duncan Hines Butter Pecan Cake Mix {or Vanilla or Yellow cake mix with 1/2 cup finely crushed pecans}
  • 2 ripe kiwi
  • 1 ripe apple
  • 1 large ripe peach
  • eggs {see directions}
  • Butter {see directions}
  • Buttermilk {see directions}

**Using the cake mix, you will substitue melted butter for oil and Buttermilk for water.

Chop all the fruit into small pieces then saute in the butter until soft. Mix the cake mix as directed taking into consideration that the butter is used to saute the fruit. Pour fruit mixture into the cake batter. Blend. Pour into a greased Bundt pan and cook according to the directions on the box.


  • 3/4 cup {approx.} of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup {approx.} stick of butter
  • 1/4 cup Buttermilk
  • 1/2 box of confectioner’s sugar

Cook for 5 minutes while stirring. Drizzle over a cool cake immediately. This will harden as it cools.

This is an amazing cake! It stays moist, so it can be made a day ahead of time. Vanilla ice cream is a great finishing touch!

A couple quick reminders…remember to link directly to your post, and please don’t forget to place a link back here to Tasty Tuesday! Enjoy the great food! What kind of food do you like to grill?


  1. I’m salivating on my keyboard….your food looks delicious!

    Thanks for visiting my blog today!! I hope to have you back again!

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  2. Well, it’s official. My husband wants to move in with you. He is housebroken, has good manners and does dishes. I will miss him…but with your cookin’ it was only a matter of time. Perhaps you could send me pictures of him on holidays.

    (or maybe I could come visit and eat tooooo!)

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  3. Yum, that looks awesome! Personally I like to grill everything. Well, I tried pizza once and that was a huge flop, but other than that I think everything tastes better on the grill.

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  4. wow – those sandwiches look awesome! I can’t wait for summer to grill more often :)

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  5. Your pictures are worth a thousand bites. Yum is the only thing I can say.

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  6. That is the best lookin’ sandwich I’ve seen in a long time! I am soooo gonna make that when I pick peppers from my garden this summer. ;-)

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  7. Wow, does that grilled food look amazing! Happy birthday to Tim!

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  8. Those sandwiches look amazing! I love grilled food but we definitely don’t have it often enough. I definitely want to try this over the summer.

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  9. Wow, those look awesome! I can hardly wait until grilling season!
    Thanks for hosting!

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  10. Wow, that looks AMAZING!!! It makes me long for summer! We just had a snow storm today. :( That is such a creative sandwich, thanks for the idea!

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  11. Oh, Wow those sandwiches look amazing! I can’t wait until grilling season.
    Thanks for hosting!

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  12. Oh my! My mouth is watering and it is only 7 am, and I don’t even eat meat! My family would love this sandwich though! Yum!

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  13. Those look so incredible. I might have hubby pick up charcoal today. He would love these! I am working late and this is perfect for him to make.

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  14. Your sandwiches look awesome!! I used to use butter pecan cake mix to make cake mix cookies. Yummy!

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  15. Is one’s tummy supposed to want Philly Cheese Sandwiches at 8 in the morning?! That looks AWESOME!! By the way, I found a recipe on here a few weeks ago (I’m sorry I do not know who it belongs to cause I wrote it out on paper), and I made this weekend for guests. Homemade Mac n Cheese that used cottage cheese…it was GREAT!! Love your parties!

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  16. That looks divine! Can’t wait to try it with some garden fresh peppers!

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  17. Okay, you’re killing me with all these great recipes! I will be trying this sandwich very soon. I’ve learned one thing for sure – don’t visit Tasty Tuesday on an empty stomach. That would be pure torture. :)

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  18. Oh honey this looks fabulous – Yum! I can’t wait to try it this summer!

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  19. OMG those sandwiches look so good and my hubby loves Philly cheesesteaks but I don’t like to make them too often with the red meat. What a great idea to use chicken. I have printed out the recipe and am planning on making them next week.

    Haven’t made any new recipes that we liked enough to share the past few weeks, they’ve been from my Everyday Food magazine, and so I haven’t linked up but I do continue to get great ideas from here every Tuesday!

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  20. Hey! I finally made it today. Looks like you went all out! I looove to grill! (Or, should I say, grilled food. My husband rocks that job!) We just had some awesome BBQ chicken and sausage. He used a rub and Stubbs sauce. Yummmmo!
    Thanks for having me over… ha!

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  21. Oh, those sandwiches look so good! Happy birthday to Tim, the cake is not bad looking either! have a nice day! :)

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  22. Looks great! What a fabulous birthday meal.

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  23. Thank you for visiting our recipe blog!

    The Chicken Philly and Surprise Birthday Cake look wonderful!!!

    God Bless,

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  24. Everything looks awesome!

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  25. Happy Birthday, Tim!

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  26. We made this tonight with dinner, substituted turkey for chicken, only because that’s all I had and it was fabulous! My husband added it to his list of meals he can make. Thanks for the night off:).

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  27. Hi there, my mouth is watering! I just commented on Tim’s site saying just how dumb I am…not knowing you guys are married. DUHHHHHH. I just visited you today in the toile party. The mind is a terrible thing sometimes… You guys have a great evening!

  28. This all looks so good! Happy Birthday to Tim!

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  29. Your sandwiches look delicious!!!

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  30. Hey Kim!

    Thanks for dropping by and viewing my recipe. Again, the presentation of yours is so beautiful!


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  31. Wow im hungry now even though i just had diner! oh and gratz to Tim :)

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  32. Oh my gosh that looks delish~

    Happy Late Birthday Remodeling Guy!

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  33. This looks absolutely delicious. I am definitely making it for my in-laws who come this weekend for a visit. I am so glad that I have been able to find so many great things to make for them right here. Thanks for hosting this great blog party!!

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  34. *Christy* says:

    I don’t know how I missed this post last week but YUM YUM YUM! I can’t wait to try these at home!

  35. Love your peeps post!

    Have you heard about this incredible peeps contest?

    Or how about peeps jousting?


  36. Lovely post. Hope the b-day boy enjoyed his meal!

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