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Chicken Bacon Ranch Sliders · Easy Family Recipes

Chicken Bacon Ranch Sliders are packed with big, bold flavor. These mini sandwiches are filled with tender shredded chicken, crispy bacon, and tangy ranch, all on garlic butter glazed Hawaiian rolls. Perfect for game day!

Ranch seasoning has a way of making just about everything taste better. These chicken bacon ranch sliders are packed with creamy mixture of mayo, cream cheese, and ranch seasoning along with shredded chicken, bacon, and cheddar. Spread onto tender, sweet Hawaiian rolls, brushed with melted garlic butter, it is a hit for parties or weeknight dinners.

Why I LOVE this recipe!

  • All the tasty things in a single sandwich – Ranch, cheese, bacon, and chicken, all packed together on a Hawaiian sweet roll. Perfect for a weeknight!
  • Simple to make – A surprisingly easy recipe to make.
  • Crowd-pleaser at parties – These sliders are a hit at gatherings and are easy to transport for potlucks.
  • Kid-friendly – Kids love mini-sized food and these sliders are no exception.
  • Versatile – The ingredients can be easily switched up.
  • Take it on the go!! This can easily be made up then grab and go for busy evenings.

Recipe Notes

This chicken bacon ranch slider recipe takes just a few minutes to prep for a family-friendly meal.

In this section I am going to go through a few tips and tricks for how to make chicken ranch sliders to get the absolute best and most delicious results.

Scroll to the bottom for the FULL recipe card.

Ingredients + Substitutions

Ingredients for chicken bacon ranch sliders, including Hawaiian rolls, ranch seasoning, bacon, cheese, butter, mayo, chicken, cream cheese, garlic butter, and salt
  • Hawaiian rolls – The best! Another variety of dinner roll will work too, but chicken bacon ranch sliders on Hawaiian rolls are my favorite.
  • Cream cheese – Use the kind that comes in a block, not a tub.
  • Mayonnaise – Any kind you like or have on hand.
  • Ranch seasoning mix – Homemade ranch seasoning or the kind you buy in a packet.
  • Shredded chicken – You can make extra baked chicken and then shred that to make these sliders later in the week.
  • Bacon – Turkey bacon works too if you prefer it.
  • Cheddar cheese – For a melty, cheesy sauce. I use sharp cheddar cheese, but Colby jack or pepper jack would also be delicious.

For the glaze

  • Butter – I recommend using unsalted butter.
  • Garlic powder – For loads of garlicky flavor.
  • Salt – If you use salted butter, you may want to dial back the added salt in the glaze.

Refer to the recipe card at the bottom of this post for the full quantities and ingredients list.

Recipe Variations

If you enjoy this recipe and would like to switch it up, here are some quick variations to add some variety.

  • Buffalo Ranch Chicken Sliders – Add 1/4 cup (more or less to taste) of Buffalo sauce to the chicken and ranch mixture for a spicy twist.
  • Crockpot Chicken Bacon Ranch Sliders – Use the Crockpot Ranch Chicken as the filling for your sliders and add bacon and cheese.
  • Jalapeno Chicken Ranch Sliders – Replace the creamy ranch sauce mixture with Jalapeno Ranch Dressing, ensuring it’s enough to coat all the shredded chicken.
  • Chicken Bacon Ranch Grilled Cheese – Utilize the filling mixture to create delicious grilled cheese sandwiches with slices of cheddar!

Recipe Step by Step

How to make chicken bacon ranch sliders: 1) add rolls to baking dish, 2) stir together filling ingredients, 3) spread filling onto rolls, 4) brush tops of rolls with garlic butter

Highlighted below are a few key steps in the recipe. For comprehensive instructions on how to make chicken bacon ranch sliders, refer to the recipe card.

  1. Step 1 – Arrange the Hawaiian rolls in a large baking dish.
  2. Step 2 – Combine all the filling ingredients in a bowl and mix them until well-combined.
  3. Step 3 – Spread the filling over the bottoms of the rolls.
  4. Step 4 – Place the tops of the rolls over the filling and brush the shredded chicken bacon ranch sliders with the garlic butter mixture.

Recipe Tips

  1. Cut between the rolls after assembling – This makes it easier to remove each slider and allows the garlic butter glaze to run between the sliders, infusing them with flavor.
  2. Mix everything well – Ensure the ranch seasoning is evenly distributed in the sauce for maximum deliciousness in every bite.
  3. Let the cream cheese come to room temperature – This will make it easier to mix in the ranch dressing and mayo. (If the shredded chicken is warm, you may be able to skip this step.)

Recipe Short Cuts

If you need to make this recipe but are short on time, here are a few ideas to help expedite the process.

  • Use rotisserie chicken – Save time by shredding pre-cooked rotisserie chicken instead of cooking your own.
  • Precook the bacon – Cook the bacon in advance to streamline prep. Alternatively, use bacon bits.
  • Get a head start – Assemble the sliders ahead of time and refrigerate for up to a day. When ready to bake, brush them with the garlic butter mixture and bake.
  • Use ranch dressing – Opt for your favorite bottled ranch dressing instead of making your own. Keep in mind that bottled ranch won’t be as rich and creamy since cream cheese is used to make the sauce in this recipe.
Spatula lifting chicken bacon ranch slider from baking dish

Freezer Meal Instructions

Converting this ranch chicken slider recipe into a freezer meal is simple. Follow the steps below to store this recipe in the freezer for up to 6 months.

How to Freeze Chicken Bacon Ranch Sliders

  1. Assemble the sliders as directed in the recipe.
  2. Wrap the sliders in the pan, preferably with a layer of plastic wrap followed by a layer of foil.
  3. Freeze for up to 3 months.
  4. Thaw the ranch chicken sliders in the fridge overnight and heat according to the recipe instructions.

# What to Serve with Chicken Bacon Ranch Sliders

Since this protein based dinner has the delicious flavors of comfort food, it will pair well with many of your favorite classic side dishes.

Choose one or several of these side dishes to create a wholesome, well-rounded dinner. There are both classic options and some healthy options to keep it light.

## Side Dish Ideas

### Chicken Bacon Ranch Slider Leftovers

If you have leftovers after making this recipe, then it is your lucky day! They save and reheat well, and can make the start of another delicious dish.

To save leftovers, separate into meal sized portions and then place in an airtight container and store:

– in the refrigerator for 3-4 days
– in the freezer for up to a month

## Recipe FAQ’s

– **How do you serve sliders at a party?** Because the baking dish will be hot, I like to transfer the sliders to a large platter or serving tray. A cutting board will work too!

– **How do you shred cooked chicken breast?** You can shred cooked chicken breast using a stand mixer or simply with two forks.

## More EASY Chicken Recipes

If you enjoyed this recipe, I really hope you will take a moment to grab a few more easy recipes for another busy night! You can check out all of my **easy chicken recipes here**, or see a few of our readers favorite recipes below.

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Chicken Bacon Ranch Sliders are packed with tender shredded chicken, crispy bacon, and tangy ranch, all nestled between sweet Hawaiian rolls. They’re a guaranteed hit!

**Prep Time:** 10 minutesCook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes



  • Preheat the oven to 350˚F.

  • Make the filling for the sliders by mixing the cream cheese, mayonnaise, and ranch seasoning. Add the shredded chicken, crispy bacon crumbles, and cheddar cheese.

  • Slice the Hawaiian rolls horizontally. Place the bottom half in a casserole dish. Then spread the chicken mixture evenly over the rolls and place the top of the rolls on top.

  • In a small bowl, melt the butter, and mix in the garlic powder and salt. Use a pastry brush to spread it over the top of the Hawaiian rolls.

  • Bake for 18-22 minutes or until the top of the rolls are golden brown and the filling is piping hot throughout.

Recipe Notes

Substitutions: Use any kind of shredded cheese you like in this recipe. You can also swap the Hawaiian rolls for another variety of dinner roll.
How to Store: To save leftovers, separate into meal sized portions and then place in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for 3-4 days
How to Freeze: Freeze in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 1 month. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.
How to Reheat: Enjoy chicken bacon ranch sliders cold, or warm them up in the microwave or a 350ºF oven until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 2sliders, Calories: 603kcal (30%), Carbohydrates: 36g (12%), Protein: 31g (62%), Fat: 36g (55%), Saturated Fat: 16g (100%), “`html
Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g
, Monounsaturated Fat: 10g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 134mg (45%), Sodium: 1247mg (54%), Potassium: 241mg (7%), Fiber: 0.01g, Sugar: 9g (10%), Vitamin A: 598IU (12%), Vitamin C: 0.002mg, Calcium: 162mg (16%), Iron: 1mg (6%)

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