Chicken Bacon Ranch Grilled Cheese Sandwich

It’s time for the Crazy Cooking Challenge again.  This month the challenge was to make a grilled cheese sandwich.  When I saw the challenge, I thought I might not participate because I don’t like sandwiches with just cheese on them.  However, I then saw that the only requirements were that it be a cooked sandwich and that it contain cheese. Anything else was fair game.
I love anything with bacon, chicken and ranch, like Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza and Chicken Bacon Ranch Nachos.  I thought it would be great to make a Chicken Bacon Ranch sandwich that was made on the grill.  I found a recipe for a Bacon and Ranch Grilled Cheese Sandwich on the blog Neathering our Fest.  I changed the recipe a little and added the chicken.  

The sandwich was huge, and my husband and I only ate half of it. It was so good and I think may have been one of the best sandwiches that I ever had. We were so happy that we would have leftovers.  Brian wrapped the sandwiches in foil and I thought that he was putting them in the fridge.  He thought I was putting them away, and we got distracted by putting our son to bed.  
When we got back downstairs, I realized the sandwiches weren’t put away.  We had left them in the middle of the table.  I then noticed that there was foil on the floor.  I knew there was only one culprit, our dog Homer.  Homer sat nearby with his tail wagging looking for more.  Unfortunately Homer somehow got up to the middle of the table and grabbed one of the sandwiches.  

These sandwiches were so great.  They were made with delicious sourdough bread, three crispy pieces of bacon, cheddar, cheese, chicken strips, and ranch dressing.  The sandwich was very scrumptious.  I like that it was grilled.  This was one of the best sandwiches that my husband and I have had and we both loved that it created leftovers.  Homer loved it too!

Other Crazy Cooking Challenge recipes:
   *  January: Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
   *  March: Baked Spaghetti
Chicken Bacon Ranch Grilled Cheese Sandwich
{Recipe adapted from Neathering our Fest}
(Recipe for one sandwich)
Sourdough bread (2 slices)
1 3/4 cup precooked chicken strips
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons ranch dressing

3 slices bacon

1.  Cook the bacon on the stove in a medium sized skillet over medium heat.  Once cooked, drain the bacon and set aside.

2.  Brush both slices of the sourdough bread with butter. To assemble the sandwich, spread 1 tablespoon of ranch dressing on the inside of both slices of the bread.  Place the chicken on top of the ranch dressing.  Then place 1/2 cup cheddar cheese on top of the chicken.  Place the bacon on top of the cheese, then put the rest of the cheese (1/4 cup) on top of the bacon. Then close the sandwich.  Place the sandwich on the preheated grill over medium heat.

3.  Cook on the grill with the cover down, flipping once the first side is browned.  Cook until the cheese is melted.  Cut in half to serve.


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  1. This looks beautiful! My flavors all in this sandwich!

  2. Mmm, that looks great. I love the chicken/bacon/ranch combo. Yum!

  3. WOW! That looks so delicious..anything with bacon and ranch is a winner for me. Pinning this right now! :) Megan

  4. What a great flavor combination! Found you through the Challenge!

  5. Bacon, did you say bacon? Everything is better with Bacon!

  6. This sandwich does look huge, but it also looks AMAZING!! Goodness, I love all those flavors and things put together – I’m totally making this sandwich. Great choice!

  7. Bacon and cheese – I’m in:)


  8. Stopping by from the challenge. This looks delicious! My favorite combination too.

  9. Awesome!! I am so honored to have one of my “recipes” adapted into something that looks THIS delicious! I will have to give it a go with chicken next time!! Thanks for linking back to me! :)

  10. Yet another fabulous grilled cheese sandwich – can you believe all the amazing combinations? I’m gaining weight just reading about them!

    I hope you’ll stop by to see my Muzzi in Caruzzi grilled cheese.

  11. Your grilled cheese looks amazing! And since Homer approved, I know I’d love it, too :)

  12. Wow! Now this looks so good. If you still have leftovers I’ll send you my address 😉

  13. My husband loves both ranch and bacon so he would totally love this sandwich! CCC #71

  14. I know I would love this sandwich, and so would my husband. It sounds so good! We once had a dog like your Homer. He once ate a delivered pizza, when we turned our back!!

  15. I’ve pinned this so I can make it for my boyfriend. He would love this. He loves anything with ranch & pus ranch on EVERYTHING. Drives me crazy. The dog on the other hand will not get any;)
    Thanks for sharing
    Dawn CCC#45

  16. Holy Crap this looks so so good!! Like mouth watering good! Saw you linked up over at Kathe with an E! So happy to check you out! Thanks!!

  17. I wish I had a grilled cheese sandwich to post. These all look so amazing!

  18. Just wanted to stop by and let you know I think your sandwich looks awesome. This is one I think we will try at our house. CCC#22

  19. Yum, this looks amazing!

  20. great photos, can you come make these for my kids dinner tonight:0 thanks for your extra efforts for CCC. Stopping by from #63 I am glad I found you site, I am a new follower as well.

  21. Chicken, bacon and ranch go so well together. This has to be good!

    Jen #40

  22. That is an awesome sandwich!

  23. Mr. B is a big time sandwich lover and when I showed him yours I swear I saw him drool! We will trying this soon! Plus add in all yhe others that linked up, I can serve a new sandwich to him each week for a year and never repeat one

  24. Oh my word. I want to eat this right off my screen!

  25. This is a great looking sandwich! I would totally eat this. Stopping by from the CCC

  26. I could easily eat this for dinner time and time again! Great sandwich choice for the CCC :)

  27. Bacon cheesy goodness, yum!

  28. YUM! This looks delicious! Thanks for linking up to Creative Thursday :)

  29. Oh yum!, I wish I were not on a diet lol

  30. My husband loves chicken bacon ranch sandwiches wherever we go so this is a must try for me! Thanks for sharing and I’m a new follower!


  31. Good job on your grilled cheese this time around! Kinda bummed I missed the challenge this time. Thanks for linking to Must Try Monday!

  32. Sinful this looks so good! Thanks for linking up to Southern Sundays!

  33. My mouth is totally watering looking at your photos!! YUMMY!!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

  34. This looks so scrumptious! Thank you so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  35. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your recipe has been featured over at Southern Sundays! Make sure to come back this week with some more great dishes.

  36. Anonymous says:

    thanks for sharing..


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