I think we can all agree that the best thing about rotisserie chicken is the ability to make so many dishes with it. No matter what, there’s always delicious bites to be had. These Crack Chicken Bacon Ranch Rolls are a great way to use it and tastes good enough for those kiddos to devour. For those with picky eaters you can chop up the chicken so it can be more like a chicken spread and it will soon be a family favorite. It only takes about 15 minutes to make, not even 30 minutes cooking time.
These ranch chicken rolls are perfect for an appetizer or a full meal. They bring all of the buttery, cheesy indulgence one craves in an appetizer, but a few little adjustments make this dish lighter and less fattening than other slider recipes. Swapping out yogurt ranch in place of full fat ranch dressing, and in a small bowl combine using turkey bacon instead of pork helps cut calories without compromising flavor. My kids love Hawaiian rolls or any dinner rolls for that matter, and adding a filling to it makes it even better.
Why You’ll Love This Crack Chicken Rolls Recipe
- Quick Play – These crack chicken rolls are so fast and easy to make! This whole recipe is literally ready in minutes.
- Tasty Combination – Chicken, bacon, ranch and cheese are a classic combo, and a total fan favorite. This recipe is a surefire crowd pleaser. The cheese and bacon combination is to die for.
- Rotisserie Chicken Meal Prep – left over rotisserie or roast chicken doesn’t always taste its best in its oven baked form as left overs. This is a great way to use it up.
How to Make Hawaiian Roll Chicken Sliders
First, preheat oven to 350. Then you’ll want to line a large baking sheet with parchment or nonstick spray. Next, slice the entire tray of rolls in half, crosswise. I highly advice using a very sharp knife or bread knife so it will cut in a clean manner. After cutting, set the top layer aside. You’ll want to shred your skinless rotisserie chicken breast at this time and set aside.
After this, you’ll want to start assembling your pull apart rolls. The first layer is cheesy goodness. Add your slices of provolone cheese on the rolls. If you enjoy cheese feel free to add a few more slices of cheese.
After layering with cheese, you’ll want to add the shredded chicken breast on top of the provolone.
Now for the bacon! This is optional, but necessary, at least to me. Sprinkle crumbled turkey bacon on top of rolls. You may also use pork bacon if you prefer, but I had turkey on hand. Some like bacon bits, but I do enjoy the real deal. Next, layer shredded cheese like mozzarella over the top. It will essentially now look somewhat like a pizza without tomato sauce that is.
Next, grab your favorite ranch dressing and drizzle on top of the chicken. To save calories you may use yogurt ranch on top of sandwich filling.
When you’re done with drizzling your ranch, it’s time to place the top slice of the rolls on top of the bottom rolls. Replace top slice of rolls and then grab some melted butter. Brush the butter on top and sprinkle some garlic powder if desired.
Finally, bake these Chicken Bacon Ranch Pull Apart Rolls for 5-8 minutes, until cheese is melted and filling is warm.
Garnish with fresh chives or green onions and serve. These chicken bacon and cheese rolls will also be a big hit during game day or any gathering.
Stay tuned! Our family loves this flavor so I’m going to try making slow cooker crack chicken, one you can leave for 6 hours or on high for four in a crock pot. Or maybe even a chicken cream cheese keto friendly version.
Chicken Ranch Rolls
- 1 12 pack potato rolls or Hawaiian rolls
- 6 slices provolone cheese
- 8 ounces cooked chicken breast shredded
- 4 slices cooked turkey bacon crumbled
- ¼ cup low fat shredded mozzarella
- ¼ cup yogurt ranch Bolthouse Farms
- 2 tablespoons butter melted
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- Fresh chives for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or non-stick spray
- Start by slicing the rolls as a whole, in half.
- Place a provolone layer and then the shredded chicken breast.
- Next sprinkle on turkey bacon and shredded mozzarella.
- On all the layers, drizzle the yogurt ranch.
- Return the top slice of the rolls, slather on melted butter and a dusting of garlic powder.
- Bake for 5-8 minutes. Cheese should be melted, and filling should be warmed throughout. Garnish with fresh chives and enjoy.
Cook’s Tips To Make Crack Chicken Bacon Ranch Rolls
- Don’t cut corners! Choosing the right bread knife will make halving your rolls much easier and less messy. Knives that are too dull or rough tend to eat at bread and leave crumbs. A sharp knife, specially designed for cutting bread makes a huge difference!
- Spice it up. If your crowd loves a little heat, try mixing buffalo sauce into the melted butter before spreading it on top of the buns.
- If you’re out of butter and in a pinch. You can use mayonnaise and some ranch seasoning.
- You can also use cheddar cheese instead of mozzarella. I find mozzarella melts better though for those cheese pulls.
- I find it best to shred chicken when its still warm or use a hand mixer to speed things up. If boiling chicken , make sure the chicken is cooked by using a meat thermometer and reach 165F.
- Reduce the saturated fat by using less ranch or finding a low fat ranch dressing.
- Can you freeze these?
- This recipe is best fresh. Unfortunately, the filling is not suitable for filling.
- How long will it keep in the fridge?
- You can happily keep mix the chicken mixture and keep that separately in a bowl in the fridge for a day or two. When ready add the filling on top of the Hawaiian rolls and bake.
- Why are they called Hawaiian Rolls?
- The sweet rolls you have come to know as Hawaiian Rolls rightfully are named from where it originated from. The founder’s name is Robert Taira and he made it in the islands of Hilo, Hawaii, on the big island.
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