Chicken Bacon Ranch Sliders

Enjoy this crowd favorite recipe for chicken bacon ranch sliders! A simple party friendly appetizer made with ground chicken, ranch seasoning, crispy bacon, and pepper jack cheese.

If you’re trying to really wow your friends and family at your next party or game day get together, then you need this recipe.

Sliders are always a huge hit and I can count on zero leftovers when I make them. While I will always be obsessed with these famous pull apart cheeseburger sliders recipe, this chicken bacon, and ranch flavored version work just as well to entice the taste buds.

A simple recipe you can whip up and bake in just 30 minutes. I love that you can prep these ahead of time as well and they are easy to make in large batches if you need to serve a bigger crowd.

Whether you make them for sharing or just for a quick and delicious family dinner, this chicken recipe will no doubt be one you’ll remember.

Below you will find all my helpful cooking tips, ingredient substitutions, and more. Be sure to read through for all the details. Let’s dive in!

Chicken Bacon Ranch Sliders

Why This Recipe Works?

The combination of ground chicken and ranch seasoning packs a nice flavor we all recognize and love. The sliders are topped with cooked, crispy bacon, red onion slices, and pepper jack cheese.

Sandwich everything together between classic Hawaiian rolls for the perfect slider. Bake or smoke them on the grill and serve with your favorite sides.

It’s a simple and easy way to serve a hot chicken based appetizer to groups of people too!

“School” Supplies:

  • Large Frying Pan
  • Spatula or Wooden Spoon
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Pastry Brush
  • Knife

“Class” Notes:

Welcome to my virtual classroom! Use the guided notes below where I often answer commonly asked questions I get from readers and cooks just like you. 

This information is meant to help you have a stronger understanding of this recipe and the process so you can find success all on your own. 

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Chicken Pull Apart Slider Ingredients:

  • Hawaiian Dinner Rolls
  • 1 lb. Ground Chicken (though you could use pulled chicken or rotisserie chicken for this recipe too)
  • Mayo
  • Ranch Dressing Seasoning Packet
  • Shredded Cheese (you can use pepper jack or cheddar cheese)
  • Pepper Jack Cheese Slices
  • Cooked Bacon
  • Red Onion
  • Melted Butter (optional)
chicken bacon ranch slider ingredients

Cooking Instructions:

This recipe is really simple to put together. I like to use ground chicken when I don’t have extra shredded chicken left on hand, but you could use this as well if preferred.

Preparation:

  1. Preheat your oven or a smoker to 350 degrees F.
  2. Begin by combining the raw, ground chicken and the ranch seasoning packet in a skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until the chicken is no longer pink and fully cooked through.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and let the ground chicken cool slightly. If there is excess moisture from the cooked chicken in the pan, drain this (or use paper towels to absorb it).
  4. Next, add in the mayo (I know may seem like an odd thing to add but TRSUT me it’s what makes this really rich and ooey-gooey in the best way). Stir in the shredded cheese and mix everything together.
  5. Slice your dinner rolls in half and remove the top. Spray aluminum foil with nonstick spray and place two pieces of foil down, slightly overlapping them.
  6. Place the bottom of the rolls onto the middle of the foil. Top with the ground chicken.
  7. Layer on the crispy bacon slices, thinly sliced red onion, and slices of cheese. Place the top of the rolls bacon on and wrap tightly in the foil.
assembling the chicken bacon ranch sliders

Baking/ Smoking:

  1. Place in the oven (no pan needed) or onto the grill grates and cook until the cheese is melted (about 20 minutes).
  2. Remove from the oven or smoker. Let rest for 10 minutes. Brush melted butter over the top and garnish with some parsley and sesame seeds if desired.
  3. Carefully slice using a serrated bread knife and serve.
Chicken sliders on the big green egg

What Should I Serve With This Chicken Sliders Recipe?

I love to place these on a platter with some pickles, a side of BBQ sauce, and a side of ranch dressing for dipping.

Want some delicious sides to go with your chicken sliders? Try these.

chicken bacon ranch sliders on trays

Helpful Tips:

  • Make sure to remove any liquid in the pan after cooking the ground chicken. If it’s too wet it will make the slider buns soggy and they won’t hold together very well.
  • Do not add extra ground chicken to the standard recipe. Overloading the buns makes it harder for them to hold together.
  • Swap regular mayo for an avocado mayo or use your own homemade ranch seasoning if desired.
  • If you want to make these ahead of time, just prep the filling and assemble them before baking. Warm the cold filling up a bit beforehand to reduce the baking time (or add another 15-20 minutes to the total time).
  • Reheat extra sliders in the microwave for 30-45 seconds each or warm them on a lower heat in the oven. Keep the bun covered if using the oven so they don’t get too crispy.
Chicken Bacon Ranch Sliders

Chicken Bacon Ranch Sliders

Enjoy this crowd favorite recipe for chicken bacon ranch sliders! A simple party friendly appetizer made with ground chicken, ranch seasoning, crispy bacon, and pepper jack cheese.
4.60 from 5 votes
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Course: Main Course, Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken bacon ranch sliders, ground chicken slider recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 sliders
Calories: 173kcal
Author: Bon Appeteach

Ingredients

  • 1 pack Hawaiian Dinner Rolls 12 ct.
  • 1 lb. Ground Chicken
  • 1 packet Ranch Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup Mayo
  • 1 cup Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese
  • 4 slices Pepper Jack Cheese
  • 4 slices Cooked Bacon
  • 1/4 cup Red Onion thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp. Melted Butter optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven or smoker to 350 degrees F.
  • In a skillet, combine the ground chicken and ranch seasoning packet. Cook the chicken until no longer raw. Remove any liquid remaining in the pan by using paper towels to absorb it or strain the meat if needed (do not skip this step).
  • Remove the chicken from the heat and fold in the mayo and shredded cheese. Mix until fully combined.
  • Place two pieces of foil down so they are slightly overlapping. Coat in non-stick spray.
  • Slice the Hawaiian rolls in half and place the bottom onto the center of the foil.
  • Layer the ground chicken onto the bread. Cover with the crispy bacon, sliced red onion, and additional slices of pepper jack cheese. Cover with the top of the rolls and wrap the foil tightly around everything.
  • Place into the oven on the rack or onto the grill grates of a smoker (no pan needed). Bake or smoke for 30 minutes, or until the cheese is melted through,
  • Remove and let cool 10 minutes before slicing (this helps the ground chicken set a bit). Slice with a serrated knife and serve with a side of ranch dressing or BBQ sauce if desired.

Notes

Want to prep these ahead of time? Pre-make the ground chicken filling and prep the layers but do not assemble until ready to bake/ smoke. Warm the filling up before adding to the bread to reduce the cooking time (if it’s cold and goes into the oven this way you will need to add about 20 additional minutes to the cooking time). 

Nutrition

Serving: 1slider | Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 352mg | Potassium: 223mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 92IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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