Bacon Cheddar Ranch Chicken Salad
Credit: Lemon Tree Dwelling
2-3 lg Chicken Breasts, Boneless
1 pk Bacon
1/3 cup Chives
1/2 cup Wh. Onion
1/2 cup Celery
1 cup Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
1/3 cup Mayonnaise
1/4 cup Sour Cream
1 cup Ranch Salad Dressing
1 pk (28g) Ranch Seasoning Mix
Salt and Pepper
6 pk Sandwich Buns (or whatever you would like to put this on.)
• Cook the chicken fully. (We didn’t spice our chicken, but feel free to do so.) Take the chicken out of the oven and let cool, then shred all the chicken using two forks. Set to the side.
• Cut thawed Bacon into bite size pieces, then cook Bacon fully, when done, pat with paper towel to soak up grease. Set to the side.
• Dice the Celery, Chives, and White Onion into small pieces. Place these ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
• Add the Mayonnaise, Sour Cream, and Ranch Salad Dressing to the bowl with the celery and onions. Mix slightly, then add in the Chicken (shredded), and the pack of Ranch Seasoning Mix, stir together until chicken is coated. SEE NOTES.
• Finally add the Cheddar Cheese and Bacon in, stir just until incorporated. SEE NOTES.
• Stuff your Mixture into your Bun. Sprinkle Salt and Pepper on top. (This is where you would add the Bacon on top, if you did not mix it in with the Ranch.) Add extra shredded Cheese, or chives on top as well, if you want.
MenuDuet’s Notes: In the picture displayed;
-The pack of ‘Ranch Seasoning Mix’ is fully called; ‘Ranch Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix’ but I thought the title was a bit misleading due to the fact we also used ‘Ranch Salad Dressing’ in this recipe.
-Afterwards I thought about mixing the Ranch Seasoning Mix on the cooked chicken, before I added the chicken to the mixing bowl. That way my chicken would have a nice Ranch flavor, instead of none at all.
-Thinking it might be better if you just put the Bacon on the sandwich, I find when you mix Bacon with Ranch anything, you really lose your Bacon flavor. So instead of mixing the Bacon in, just sprinkle it on top.
-We used Maple Bacon.
-We used Miracle Whip.
This recipe is perfect for making the night before, and enjoying it as a delicious lunch, not needing to warm it up you’d have a lovely sandwich ready and waiting for you to devour. Though its just as good when its freshly made, and let’s not kid ourselves, who is really going to wait until the next day? (Unless there are leftovers).
Of course stated in my notes there is a few things I would do differently the second time around, but that doesn’t mean that this recipe was terrible, in fact, it was really good, I can definitely see ourselves coming back to this recipe. Also give this a shot on some cracker if you are taking it to work and don’t want your bread/bun to go soggy.
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I took the picture displayed, with my camera.