When you're in the mood for something different for a grab-n-go for lunch or planning tasty game day eats these Chicken Bacon Ranch Pull Apart Rolls will fit the bill. Buttery rolls stuffed with chicken, bacon and cheese are drizzled with Ranch dressing then baked until they're warm and gooey. They're so very tasty and easy to prepare that they're sure to become a family favorite.
Easy Chicken Bacon Ranch Pull Apart Rolls Recipe
I love having sons, they're easy to please when it comes to meal planning. I learned rather quickly that whatever I plan to make there should be plenty of it. I'm delighted that they love leftovers and I never hear a complaint from them when we have a repeat dinner. I often try to reinvent leftovers a bit but at times it's an encore presentation of the original. That's how these Chicken Bacon Ranch Pull Apart Rolls came to be using leftover roasted chicken. They enjoyed it so much that I began picking up deli chicken to make them as a grab-and-go meal. It worked like a charm and has now become one of our favorites.
How to Make the Best Chicken Bacon Ranch Pull Apart Rolls Recipe
These rolls aren't difficult to make and they're certain to become a family favorite for snacking on game day or quick casual meals.
- Ingredients you'll need to make Easy Chicken Bacon Ranch Pull Apart Rolls: One package of 12 count potato rolls, thinly sliced deli chicken, Ranch dressing, crumbled bacon, colby jack cheese, melted butter, fresh chives, garlic salt, grated Parmesan cheese.
- Kitchen tools you'll need: A sharp knife and cutting board, baking pan, measuring cups and spoons, a small microwave safe bowl, pastry brush and cheese grater.
- You can also use Hawaiian sweet tolls or any similar size pull apart rolls for this recipe.
- I use deli chicken for this recipe for ease of preparation. That said, you can use leftover grilled chicken, roasted chicken, rotisserie chicken or shredded chicken breasts with excellent results.
- You can adapt using your favorite flavor of cheese or what you have on hand. The colby jack combination is a stellar option, when using it you can never go wrong.
- Since these gooey rolls are designed to be pulled apart, it's important to use crumbled bacon in place of whole pieces so they can be pulled apart more easily.
- Feel free to use light butter, low fat cheese and light salad dressing to lower the calories, I've found they work beautifully, too.
- These rolls can be assembled in advance, covered with plastic wrap and chilled. Doing so will have them ready to be baked when you're ready to eat.
- When making in advance, brush with melted butter and season the top per the recipe just before baking.
- You can serve them with a side of fresh vegetables and extra Ranch dressing for dipping to round out a scrumptious handheld meal.
- Another way to enjoy this flavor combination are these BLT Ranch Chicken Wraps from Taste and Tell for a quick lunch.
More Southern Style Pull Apart Bread Recipes and Rolls to Make
Bread in any form, whether homemade or an embellished convenience item like these yummy rolls can be transformed into sweet treats and savory pull apart feasts. Other Southern style pull apart bread and rolls recipes to add to your recipe file:
- Supreme Pizza Pull Apart Bread is a party sensation.
- Pull Apart Sausage Egg and Cheese Rolls will start your morning right.
- Ham and Swiss Poppy Seed Rolls are a holiday favorite snack to make.
- Pull apart Poppy Seed Cheddar Turkey Sliders with cranberry sauce.
- Pull Apart Cinnamon Sugar Breadsticks with Cream Cheese Dip for serving.
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Chicken Bacon Ranch Pull Apart Rolls
- 1 15 oz package 12-count potato rolls (i.e. Martin's)
- 1 lb thinly sliced deli chicken
- 8 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
- 12 slices colby jack cheese
- ⅓ cup prepared Ranch salad dressing
- ½ cup butter
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- 2 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Using a serrated knife cut through the middle of the potato rolls. Place the bottoms side by side on the pan. Set the tops aside.
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt together the softened butter, chives, garlic salt and onion powder.
- Brush the bottoms of the sliced rolls with about ⅓ of the seasoned butter.
- Layer ½ of the cheese on the bottom, then arrange the chicken and bacon crumbles over the cheese. Break cheese slices if needed to fit.
- Drizzle with Ranch dressing. Top with the final layer of cheese.
- Brush liberally with butter mixture. Place the tops on the cheese.
- Brush the remaining seasoned butter on top and sides. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.
- Cover loosely with foil. Bake covered for 20 minutes then uncover and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the tops are lightly golden.
- Cut apart and serve immediately with additional Ranch dressing, if desired.
Really good, It was a huge hit with the family! So thankful I doubled the recipe! Used Hawaiian rolls. Next time I’m just going to butter the top with a little minced garlic. Will definitely be making this again!
HUGE HIT with the college kids I made them for today. Like HUUUUGE hit! I couldn't try them as I have a gluten allergy, but those boys were scarfing them down. I'm glad I made a double batch.
A few of mine browned to nearly burnt at the back of the oven after 5 minutes of being uncovered, but I'm guessing that had more to do with the college apartment oven than the recipe. I'd recommend keeping an eye on them JIC.
There was a bit of recipe tweaking (again, working in my son's kitchen and available resources) I used Kinders Salt/Pepper/Garlic blend in addition to the fresh minced garlic in the butter mixture. I also didn't measure the ranch, just drizzled it on top of the bacon. I used precooked bacon slices and chopped them up.
Again, the kids loved it and wanted to know how to make them so they could do it themselves. This recipe is simple enough to throw together as a college kid and delicious enough to bring to a party. Thanks for this recipe! It made me a hero 🙂
Thanks so much, I'm so happy you all enjoyed them!
Lisa @ The Plain-Spoken Pen
I made a big batch of these for dinner tonight, thinking there would be leftovers for tomorrow. Bahahahahaha no. The family devoured them! I left out the onion powder because I didn't have any. I made some with deli chicken and some with sliced cooked chicken breast, because that was what I had. I used the real bacon pieces rather than cooking my own bacon, because ain't nobody got time to cook bacon after a day at the office. We had fruit salad and chips as our sides, and we loved them. These will go into the regular meal rotation at our house.
I'm so happy you enjoyed them, thanks so much!
Could you use the already packaged bacon crumbles? Instead of cooking the bacon. Thank you in advance!
If that's your preference, sure.
Do you butter the bottom of the bottoms or the top side (inside) of the bottoms?
The cut side of the bottom as demonstrated in the images.
I followed the recipe exactly and somehow the rolls came out black on the bottom and hard as a rock…help! What did I do wrong?!
It's very odd that the bottoms would overcook. I wonder, did you bake them on the middle rack and does your oven bake evenly? If so, it may be that they needed less baking time in your oven. Next time shorten the bake time and they should work fine.
I made these for a pool party. Followed the directions exactly, but used 3/4 teaspoon of garlic salt instead of full teaspoon
I also cut with knife in between the buns before baking to make easier to pull apart since we would be outside.
BEST part…….instead of using the oven, we baked in the smoker outside for 20 minutes covered with foil and did not do the additional 10 minutes.
They were delicious and will definitely be making them again!
I use cut up chicken breast but man this is my absolute favorite recipe!!
These were delicious. I have the biggest picky eater I have ever seen and is only 5 years old. He LOVES these! These will be added to our go to for dinners.
Also, I used Hawaiian rolls and it turned out great. And all you have to do with those is slice through the middle of all of them and it becomes one big sandwich then all you have to do it cut it up.
Thanks for sharing!
Can these be made in advance? If so, how many days early and still be safe to serve?
You can assemble these one day in advance then brush with butter just before baking.
hello, are you using mini rolls or standard size hamburger buns?
Slider size rolls. However, this recipe cold be adapted using hamburger buns, if you prefer.
These look perfect for this years Super Bowl! Only question I have is why do they need 30 mins of bake time when ingredients are already cooked? Aren't you just warming them up and melting the cheese?
The bake time is necessary for the ingredients to combine.
These are my favorite slider sandwiches EVER! I use Sweet Hawaiian Rolls instead and they’re FANTASTIC! I am lazy and never measure for the garlic butter sauce and it turns out great each time. They’re a huge hit and never get old.
I'm so happy you love these, thanks!
Leslie M Moore
Where can I find the recipe for Chicken Bacon Ranch Pull Apart Rolls?
You found it. You must have scrolled past it to leave this note.
Hi! These look delicious and I am interested in making them for lunches. Do they reheat well or do they get soggy?
They do reheat well, yes.
How did you reheat?
You can reheat these covered with foil in the oven or individually in the microwave.
These were yummy but mine were hard and slightly burnt on the bottom. I followed the recipe to a T. What went wrong here ??
It's very odd for them to burn on the bottom, did you bake them on the middle rack or in a toaster oven? Perhaps you need to decrease the baking time in your oven next time.