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Easy Chicken Bacon Ranch Sliders with Hawaiian Rolls

Use shredded chicken, crispy bacon, and melted cheese to make the easiest and most flavorful sliders! These chicken bacon ranch sliders come together fast and are perfect for game day or as an easy weeknight dinner!

Three chicken bacon ranch sliders on a cutting board.

Listen, I’m from the Midwest, so you know we treat our ranch like Frank’s Red Hot’s classic slogan goes — we put that sh*t on everything. And this recipe is no exception. This is one of my favorite slider recipes–always a huge hit!

Packed with freshly shredded sharp cheddar cheese, creamy ranch dressing, juicy chicken, and crispy bacon all encompassed within Hawaiian sweet rolls, these sliders are sure to be a hit for dinner or as an easy appetizer!

If you’re looking for another easy party recipe, check out this cream cheese corn dip!

Why You’ll Love This Chicken Bacon Ranch Sliders Recipe

  • Use Leftover Rotisserie Chicken – Rotisserie chicken adds so much flavor to these sliders! I used a combination of leftover rotisserie chicken and pulled smoked chicken. The sliders turned out SO good!
  • Easy Recipe – You can make this recipe using simple ingredients — shredded cheese, your favorite ranch dressing, and Hawaiian Rolls from the store. Nothing fancy is needed here!
  • Perfect Party Side – This recipe is a great party food dish or an easy dinner recipe!

Ingredients

Ingredient picture for chicken bacon ranch sliders. Hawaiian rolls, shredded cheese, garlic salt, dried parsley, minced onion, pepper, shredded chicken, melted butter, ranch dressing and chopped bacon.
  • Cooked Shredded Chicken – I used a combination of rotisserie chicken and shredded smoked chicken. You could also use leftover chicken breasts!
  • Sweet Hawaiian Rolls or Other Slider Buns – I bought the 24-pack but only used 20 of the rolls for this recipe because that’s how many fit perfectly in my 9×13 baking dish. Use the 4 remaining rolls for sandwiches or as a side with your next meal!
  • Cooked Bacon – Cook the bacon ahead of time and crumble or chop it up!
  • Shredded Cheese – I like to use sharp cheddar cheese for this recipe. Feel free to use another kind of cheese you have on hand! I recommend buying a block of cheese and grating it for the best flavor, but a bag of shredded cheese works fine too if you’re short on time.
  • Ranch Dressing – Grab your favorite ranch dressing or make homemade ranch dressing.
  • Melted Butter – You’ll mix the melted butter with the seasonings listed below. Then you’ll brush it on top of the buns before baking the sliders!
  • Garlic Salt, Dried Parsley, Minced Onion, and Pepper – I use a combination of these seasonings to brush with melted butter on top of the rolls. If you don’t have garlic salt, garlic powder works too. Alternatively, you can sprinkle dry ranch seasoning on top of the rolls!

See recipe card for quantities.

Closeup of a ranch and chicken bacon slider on a cutting board with more behind it.

Instructions

20 Hawaiian sweet rolls in a baking dish.

Step One: Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove 4 of the Hawaiian rolls (we only need 20 for this recipe). Then, cut the Hawaiian rolls horizontally and remove the top buns. Set them in a 9×13-inch baking dish. Shred the chicken and set aside. Cook the bacon, chop it, and set aside.

To cook the bacon:

Oven option:

Bake for 20-25 minutes in the oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Set the bacon on a paper towel-covered plate so it can absorb the excess bacon grease before chopping and adding to the chicken mixture.

Stove option:

Cook on the stove over medium heat for about 10-15 minutes, flipping the pieces often until they are nice and crispy.

Shredded chicken, bacon, and ranch mixed together in a mixing bowl with a rubber spatula in it.

Step Two: Add the shredded chicken, cooked bacon, and ranch to a large bowl. Mix until the ranch completely covers the chicken and bacon.

Hawaiian rolls with shredded cheese on top of them.

Step Three: Sprinkle half the shredded cheese over the bottom half of the rolls.

Chicken mixture on top of the shredded cheese.

Step Four: Pour the chicken mixture evenly over the shredded cheese.

More shredded cheese on top of the chicken mixture.

Step Five: Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the chicken mixture.

Melted butter with seasonings in a white bowl.

Step Six: Melt the butter in the microwave for 20-30 seconds or until completely melted. Add the garlic salt, parsley, minced onion, and pepper to the melted butter.

Chicken bacon ranch sliders in the baking dish uncooked and ready to go in the oven.

Step Seven: Add the top layer of the rolls over the cheese and chicken mixture. Brush the melted butter mixture on the tops of the rolls. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes. Then, take the aluminum foil off and bake for another 5-10 minutes or until the tops are golden brown and the cheese is melted.

Hint: Cook the bacon the day before you make these sliders to save time the day of making them! I cook my bacon in the oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20-25 minutes.

Three chicken bacon sliders on a wooden cutting board.

Equipment

  • Baking Dish
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Rubber Spatula or Large Spoon
  • Pastry Brush

Storage

Store leftover bacon ranch chicken sliders in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat, wrap the sliders in foil, and bake in the oven at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-15 minutes.

Top tip

Don’t forget to brush the tops of the rolls with melted garlic butter and seasonings. This adds a ton of flavor to these sliders!

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Three chicken bacon ranch sliders on a cutting board.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Sliders

Use shredded chicken, crispy bacon, and melted cheese to make the easiest and most flavorful sliders! These chicken bacon ranch sliders come together fast and are perfect for game day or as an easy weeknight dinner!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Side Dishes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 20 sliders
Calories: 696kcal
Author: Jamie

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 20 Hawaiian Rolls or Slider Buns
  • 4 cups chicken fully cooked, shredded (rotisserie works well for this recipe)
  • 1 pound bacon fully cooked, chopped
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups ranch dressing
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Cook the bacon:
    Oven option: Bake for 20-25 minutes in the oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Set the bacon on a paper towel-covered plate so it can absorb the excess bacon grease before chopping and adding to the chicken mixture.
    Stove option: Cook on the stove over medium heat for about 10-15 minutes, flipping the pieces often until they are nice and crispy.
    Chop the bacon and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 325℉. Cut the Hawaiian sweet rolls in half horizontally and set the bottom layer of the rolls in a 9×13-inch baking dish. Set the top half of the rolls aside.
  • Sprinkle 1 cup of shredded cheese over the bottom half of the rolls. In a large mixing bowl, add the shredded chicken, ranch dressing, and chopped bacon and mix thoroughly, making sure to coat the chicken and bacon in ranch.
  • Evenly spread the chicken mixture over the shredded cheese layer. Sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of shredded cheese over the chicken mixture.
  • Place the top of the rolls on top of the chicken and cheese mixture.
  • Add the butter to a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 20-30 seconds or until the butter has melted. Mix the garlic salt, dried parsley, minced onion, and black pepper into the melted butter and brush the butter mixture over the top of the rolls.
  • Cover the rolls with aluminum foil and bake covered for 20 minutes. Then, take the aluminum foil off the pan and bake uncovered for an additional 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the top of the rolls are golden brown. Cut into single sliders and serve immediately!

Notes

Storage and Reheating Instructions:
Store leftover bacon ranch chicken sliders in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat, wrap the sliders in foil, and bake in the oven at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-15 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slider | Calories: 696kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 66g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g | Monounsaturated Fat: 25g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 837mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 0.03g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 199IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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