Ranch Chicken and Bacon Panini Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Ranch Chicken and Bacon Panini Recipe
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Ranch Chicken and Bacon Panini

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"Precooked bacon and cheese are great additions to chicken in these tasty panini."

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Original recipe makes 4 sandwiches Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    20 mins


  1. Heat closed contact grill or panini maker 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, on cutting board, carefully unroll dough. Cut into 8 rectangles. Place 2 rectangles on grill; close grill. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from grill. Repeat with remaining rectangles.
  3. Spread 1 tablespoon dressing on each of 4 rectangles. Cut chicken breasts crosswise into 1/2-inch slices. Layer sliced chicken, cheese and bacon over dressing. Top with remaining rectangles.
  4. Place 2 sandwiches on grill; close grill. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown and cheese is melted. Repeat with remaining sandwiches. If desired, serve with mayonnaise or mustard.
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  • Success: If using cold chicken breasts, place on microwaveable plate. Cover with paper towel; microwave on High 1 to 2 minutes or until chicken is warm.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 05, 2012

This sandwich was delicious.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 27, 2013

Extremely bland. My whole family felt it lacked flavor. I won't be making it again.


14 Ratings

Nov 21, 2012

Very tasty without a lot of effort! Plus, this was a great way to use up some leftover grilled chicken. I opted to use reduced fat cheddar cheese and add some sliced tomato. This was quick and easy to put together for a light meal, not to mention perfect for nights when you don't have time to cook!

Nov 05, 2012

Made these for lunch today and they were a big hit! I used the country french loaf and leftover chicken. Also, subbed American cheese because i didn't have any cheddar. Always looking for great panini recipes for my grill,l and this was it!

Sep 16, 2013

I didn't have the refrigerated bread the recipe asked for, I used french hoagie rolls instead. I also used a homemade lowfat ranch dressing. I "faked" a panini press by using a George Foreman grill and a very heavy pot. Great quick lunch idea--served with homemade creamy tomato soup, it was filling and a great husband/boy child pleaser. Note: Keep in mind that all the flavor comes from the type of sauce or dressing you use.

Nov 16, 2014

Needs a little more zing to it....perhaps the Dressing needs to be a little stronger...but good though.

Jan 21, 2014

Made this tonight, it is fantastic! Going to try spicy/southwest ranch next time.

Dec 24, 2013

My husband and I had these for dinner the other night, a sandwich seemed like just the thing. I make my own Ranch dressing so I made it a little stronger (about a teas. more of the dry mix), I always use buttermilk and this time I mixed in a big tablespoon of crumbled Blue Cheese. I had some Chicken Tenders in the freezer so that's what I used, I sautéed them with one minced garlic clove. I did go out and purchase the bread that was called for, and the pre-cooked bacon, that was a first for me but it made sense so it wouldn't be greasy. I bought some pre-sliced extra sharp cheddar from the deli. I fixed them as directed and they were truly delicious. They were a little big for an older couple, so next time I will just make one with a bowl of soup, but I will make them again! Thanks for sharing.


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  • Calories
  • 527 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37.1 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 95 mg
  • 32%
  • Fat
  • 26.5 g
  • 41%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 35.4 g
  • 71%
  • Sodium
  • 1088 mg
  • 44%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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