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Wed, Sep 07 2016 post by Kristin From creativemeinspiredyou

Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Stuffed Bread

Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Stuffed Bread is also a pretty good go-to idea

Rhodes Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Stuffed Bread 

During the summer, my door is virtually a revolving door of teens. My girls have friends over to hang out with and swim, and I absolutely must feed these poor, starving, active teenagers who by their own voices might actually suffer death if they don't have food immediately. I love easy fix ideas, like the Cheesy Breadsticks I made  over on the Kids Blog, especially universal foods like cheese sticks because everyone likes that. I think this Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Stuffed Bread is also a pretty good go-to idea as well. It's great year round as a lunch idea , and it's easy to make a bit ahead, you can just toss it in the oven to reheat and it's ready, so you can make it the evening before or even freeze it ahead of time in some  tin foil.  I mean these teens devoured it. They loved it and I had just crumbs sitting on the serving tray in less then 15 minutes. So I could see these being a great party food, serving several loaves as a hearty appetizer. I've ended up serving these several times as a snack/lunch and each time the house gets quiet because everyone is so busy eating, if you have teens, you know how rare THAT is!

Rhodes Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Stuffed Bread

You will need

1 loaf Rhodes Bake N Serv White Frozen Bread

1/3 cup Ranch Dressing

2 precooked chicken breasts

3 tablespoons butter

1/4 cup cooked and crumbled bacon - reserve 2 tablespoons aside to top the bread.

2 tablespoons chopped parsley

2 cups shredded cheese- I used colby jack

 

Thaw your two bread loaves on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.

 Rhodes Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Stuffed Bread

Begin by stretching your  thawed loaves of Rhodes Bread by pulling evenly all along the dough to thin out the loaf. You can roll the dough a bit like a snake to thin it more evenly. You want to stretch the dough so it's about double the length, about 12-14 inches long. I made two loaves, but you only need one for this recipe. My family loves this bread and I can easily make the second one into a hoagie sandwich or garlic bread to go with dinner.

Rhodes Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Stuffed Bread

Allow the dough to rise, it will double in size and takes about 2 hours depending on how warm your kitchen is.

TIP- If your house is cool you can speed the rise time by putting a heating pad under the sheet pan.

Once the dough has doubled, bake in an oven at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool.

 Rhodes Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Stuffed Bread

Meanwhile, shred your chicken breast using two forks or by hand.

Rhodes Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Stuffed Bread

In with the shredded chicken, add 1/3 cup of ranch dressing, 2 cups of shredded cheese, and about 1/4 cup of bacon pieces. Reserve a few tablespoons of the bacon to top the bread with. Mix all the ingredients up well.

Rhodes Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Stuffed Bread

Working with one loaf at a time, use a bread knife to cut the loaf in half horizontally.  Place the two sides side by side on the sheet pan covered in foil.

Rhodes Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Stuffed Bread

Use your fingers to compress the bread down, smooshing it into the crust.

I do this to ensure I have plenty of room in the loaf to hold my chicken mixture.

 Rhodes Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Stuffed Bread

Spread your butter over both halves of the loaf.

 Rhodes Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Stuffed Bread

Spread  the chicken mixture into each half of the loaf.

 Top the chicken mixture with the remaining two tablespoons of crumbled bacon.

Rhodes Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Stuffed Bread

Reheat the loaves in the oven at 400 degrees for about 10-15 minutes. The cheese will be melty, the bacon will be crispy and the chicken will be hot.

Rhodes Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Stuffed Bread

Remove from the oven and allow to cool about 5 minutes.  Sprinkle with parsley. Cut the loaf through and serve.

Rhodes Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Stuffed Bread

 This one loaf served about 5 people a couple pieces each for lunch. You could serve about 10 people as an appetizer.

Enjoy!

kris

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Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Stuffed Bread

Servings: 8-10 | Skills: Beginning | Prep Time: 15 min (not including thaw time) | Bake Time: 10-15 min

Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Stuffed Bread
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Ingredients

1 loaf Rhodes Bake N Serv White Frozen Bread
1/3 cup Ranch Dressing
2 precooked chicken breasts
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup cooked and crumbled bacon - reserve 2 tablespoons aside to top the bread.
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
2 cups shredded cheese- I used colby jack

Instructions

Stretch thawed dough to about 12 inches long on parchment covered baking sheet. Allow dough to rise until doubled, about 2 hours.

Bake at 400 degrees about 20-25 minutes until golden brown, allow to cool.

Shred chicken breast with forks. In mixing bowl, add chicken, cheese, ranch dressing and 1/4 cup bacon, mix well.

Cut bread in half lengthwise, open and place on sheet pan lined with foil. Mush inside of bread down to make room for chicken mixture.

Butter bread, then fill with chicken mixture, top with reserved bacon.

Bake at 400 degrees for about 10-15 minutes until the cheese is melted and the bread is warmed through.

Allow to rest for 5 minutes, slice into servings.

Serves about 10 people ( or five large slices per half loaf)

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