Allow us to introduce the absolute best Chicken Bacon Ranch Sliders! They’re the perfect easy appetizers, and you can also enjoy them for lunch, dinner, or snacking.
These mini sandwiches on soft, lightly sweet Hawaiian rolls feature tender chicken, plenty of crispy bacon, creamy ranch mayo, and melted cheese. They’re drizzled with a savory butter sauce before being baked in the oven to golden brown deliciousness.
Topped with grated Parmesan cheese and served hot, these chicken bacon sliders are the crispy, melty, delicious sandwich we can’t get enough of!
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If you love the combination of tender chicken and crispy bacon as much as we do, be sure to check out our mouth-watering recipes for Easy Bacon Chicken Pockets, Chicken Parmesan Garlic Pasta with Bacon, Chicken Bacon Wraps, Cheesy Bacon Chicken Broccoli Pasta Bake, and Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad.
Why You’ll Go Hog Wild for This Easy Recipe
Fantastic Flavors: The combination of soft Hawaiian rolls, melting cheddar cheese, crunchy bacon, juicy chicken, ranch mayo and butter sauce is swine-o-mite!
Easy to make: These delicious mini sandwiches are incredibly easy to assemble and bake.
Versatile recipe: Whether you’re looking for an appetizer to kick off a game day party or an easy dinner, these sliders can be adapted to suit your tastebuds. Be sure to check out our 9 recipe variations below!
What Are Sliders?
What makes a sandwich a slider? In general, a slider is a miniature version of a tasty sandwich. Our Mini BLT Sliders are a great example!
Like our Bacon Breakfast Sliders, many slider recipes are for little sandwiches made from Hawaiian rolls or dinner rolls, which are assembled and baked before serving.
Ingredients and Substitutions
Here’s what you’ll need to make these bacon ranch chicken sliders:
Sweet Hawaiian Rolls: Opt for the 12-count package of sweet Hawaiian rolls to provide a delightful touch of sweetness and softness to your sliders.
Cooked, Chopped Chicken: Ensure the chicken is fully cooked and chopped into bite-sized pieces. Poached chicken breasts, roasted chicken thighs, rotisserie chicken or leftover cooked chicken all work well, and you can also substitute leftover turkey.
Bacon: Use 8 slices of your favorite bacon. You can use regular or thick sliced, smoked or flavored, cured or uncured. The choice is yours!
Colby Jack or Cheddar Cheese: We like Colby Jack or sharp cheddar cheese for this recipe, and we get it fresh sliced at the deli. Feel free to substitute your favorite smooth, melting cheese such as Havarti, pepper jack cheese, Monterey Jack or medium cheddar.
Mayonnaise: Real mayonnaise adds the best tangy flavor. (Have you tried Duke’s mayo yet? It’s SO creamy and delicious.)
Ranch Dip or Dressing Seasoning: Use 1 teaspoon of ranch dip or dressing mix to infuse the mayonnaise with the signature ranch flavor.
Butter: Use salted or unsalted butter, depending on your preference. Melted butter is blended with Worcestershire and generously brushed on the rolls before baking, giving them a golden crispy exterior.
Garlic: Real garlic infuses the butter topping with aromatic flavor. In a pinch, you can substitute garlic powder.
Worcestershire Sauce: This hard-to-spell sauce gives a savory and umami-rich flavor to the butter glaze mixture.
Grated Parmesan Cheese: Parmesan cheese adds a touch of nutty flavor to the sliders.
Chives: A garnish of finely chopped chives adds color and a mild onion flavor to the sliders. If you don’t have fresh chives, you can substitute finely chopped green onions.
Here’s what you’ll need to make these chicken ranch sliders with bacon:
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper
- Small bowl
- Measuring spoons
- Serrated breadknife
- Pastry brush
- Aluminum foil
- Cooling rack
Step by Step Instructions
Here’s how to prepare this chicken bacon ranch sliders recipe. (For complete directions, scroll down to the printable recipe card below.)
STEP 1 | In a large skillet, cook the chopped bacon over medium heat until browned and crispy. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the bacon to a double layer of paper towels to drain. Reserve.
STEP 2 | Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
STEP 3 | In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise and ranch dip mix; reserve.
STEP 4 | Cut the Hawaiian rolls in half horizontally and put the bottom half of the rolls on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Spread with the ranch-mayonnaise mixture.
STEP 5 | Arrange the chopped chicken evenly on top of the bread. Top with the bacon pieces.
STEP 6 | Layer the cheese slices evenly on top of the bacon, cutting to fit if necessary.
STEP 7 | Place the top buns on top of the cheese layer.
STEP 8 | In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, minced garlic and Worcestershire sauce. Whisk to blend. Using a pastry brush, brush the butter mixture on the top half of the rolls, coating evenly.
STEP 9 | Cover the pan loosely with aluminum foil and bake for 10 minutes. Remove foil and bake for 5 more minutes.
STEP 10 | Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese, and garnish with chopped chives if you wish.
Cut the sliders in individual sandwiches and serve. 12 servings.
Feel free to get creative with different ingredients to make these Chicken Bacon Ranch Sliders uniquely your own! Here are some of our favorite ways to vary the recipe:
Spicy Buffalo Ranch Sliders: Add a kick of heat by tossing the chicken in buffalo sauce before assembling the sliders. Top with crumbled blue cheese or gorgonzola for an extra burst of flavor.
Avocado Ranch Sliders: Layer slices of ripe avocado on top of the chicken and bacon.
BBQ Bacon Ranch Sliders: Swap out the regular bacon for barbecue bacon and brush the chicken with your favorite BBQ sauce before cooking. The combination of smoky flavors and ranch dressing is a winner.
Mushroom Swiss Ranch Sliders: Sauté sliced mushrooms and onions until caramelized, then pile them onto the chicken and bacon. Top with Swiss cheese and a drizzle of ranch for a rich and savory option.
Jalapeno Popper Ranch Sliders: Mix chopped fresh or diced pickled jalapenos into the chicken mixture for a tangy and spicy kick.
Pesto Ranch Sliders: Stir a tablespoon of fresh pesto sauce in the ranch mayonnaise before spreading on the rolls.
Greek Chicken Bacon Ranch Sliders: Replace the ranch with tzatziki sauce and crumbled feta cheese. Add sliced cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, and chopped Kalamata olives for Mediterranean-inspired flavors.
Caprese Ranch Sliders: Layer sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil leaves on the chicken and bacon. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and ranch dressing for a light and summery twist.
Ranch BLT Sliders: Keep it classic by adding lettuce and tomato to your sliders along with the bacon and ranch. The fresh crunch of lettuce and juicy tomato pairs perfectly with the other flavors.
Bacon Jam Sliders: Spread the buns with delicious bacon onion jam instead of ranch mayo, and proceed with the recipe.
How to Store Leftover Sliders
To store leftover Chicken Bacon Ranch Pull Apart Rolls, wrap them in plastic wrap or foil and place in an airtight container. Store tightly wrapped in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
To reheat, preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Arrange the sliders on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and cover loosely with foil. Heat until the sliders are heated through, about 10 minutes. Cool briefly and serve.
What to Serve with These Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwiches
These are some of our favorite serving suggestions:
- Sweet Potato Fries
- Chopped Salad
- Potato Chips
- Macaroni Salad
- Navy Bean Soup
- Cole Slaw
- Baked Beans
- Potato Salad
- Tater Tots
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Printable Recipe Card
Chicken Bacon Ranch Sliders
- Large skillet
- paper towels
- baking sheet
- parchment paper
- aluminum foil
- Cooling rack
- 8 slices bacon chopped in 1/2 inch pieces
- 1 package sweet Hawaiian rolls 12 rolls
- 1 pound cooked chicken chopped
- 8 slices cheddar cheese
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon ranch dip or dressing seasoning
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
- 1 clove garlic finely minced
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- finely chopped chives for garnish
- In a large skillet, cook the chopped bacon over medium heat until browned and crispy. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the bacon to a double layer of paper towels to drain. Reserve.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise and ranch dip mix; reserve.
- Cut the Hawaiian rolls in half horizontally and put the bottom half of the rolls on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Spread with the ranch-mayonnaise mixture.
- Arrange the chopped chicken evenly on top of the bread. Top with the bacon pieces.
- Layer the cheese slices evenly on top of the bacon, cutting to fit if necessary.
- Place the top half of the bread on top of the cheese.
- In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, mined garlic and Worcestershire sauce. Whisk to blend. Using a pastry brush, brush the butter mixture on the top of the rolls, coating evenly.
- Cover the pan loosely with aluminum foil and bake for 10 minutes. Remove foil and bake for 5 more minutes.
- Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and garnish with chopped chives if you wish. Cut the sliders in individual sandwiches and serve. 12 servings.
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