Chicken Bacon Ranch Stromboli

Chicken, bacon and ranch make one of the best flavor combinations for an easy meal! This simple spin on pizza and a calzone makes a delicious Chicken Bacon Ranch Stromboli.

Dipping each warm piece in a little ranch dressing makes this chicken bacon ranch recipe even better!

Slices of chicken bacon ranch sandwich slices in a circle around ranch dressing

Stromboli with Chicken Bacon and Ranch Recipe

This semi-homemade recipe starts with a loaf of frozen bread dough to create a warm and wonderful dish that’s full of flavor. Simply defrost the dough, cover with a layer of ranch, sprinkle on chopped chicken, bacon and shredded mozzarella to make a heavenly appetizer or meal.

Farmhouse Stromboli is one of my all-time favorite recipes that I got from my home economics teacher in middle school. She shares that this simple variation using precooked or leftover chicken cut in small pieces, bacon bits and cheese is one of her family’s favorite meals.

This meal is simple to make with pre-cooked or leftover chicken. Using leftovers from our Baked Parmesan Chicken Tenders, Chicken Fajitas, or Garlic Baked Chicken is absolutely wonderful!

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Fanned out slices of warm strips of chicken, bacon and cheese sandwiches with ranch flavors

She also chops us broccoli, tomatoes, mushrooms, or whatever veggies she has in her fridge to add a little color and fiber. While many flavors can be added, the secret to a perfect stromboli is not to overfill it.

We like to enhance this calzone by using leftover grilled or smoked chicken and dipping in additional ranch.

A Spin on Chicken Bacon Ranch Melt

The lightly brown crust on the stromboli covering fresh homemade bread is filled with some of my favorite flavors to create a wonderfully easy chicken bacon ranch melt.

We are big fans of Subway whether it’s making Italian BMTs or Chicken, Bacon & Ranch Sliders at home or enjoying this Subway like Chicken Bacon Ranch Melt. This is the closest copycat recipe we’ve made to a chicken bacon ranch sandwich.

If you cut the baked loaf into bigger pieces it looks and feels just like a pocket or sandwich. Another warm open-faced recipe we have is our Italian Chicken Bacon Ranch Subs. I love that this recipe has more bread wrapped all around the bacon, cheese, chicken and ranch flavors.

Melting cheese out of chicken and bacon melt next to ranch dipping sauce

Ingredients Needed:

  • Frozen bread dough
  • Vegetable oil
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Bacon bits
  • Chicken
  • Ranch seasoning
  • Garlic powder
  • Oregano
  • Egg
  • Ranch dressing – for dipping

How to Make Chicken Bacon Ranch Stromboli

Place a loaf of frozen bread dough on a lightly greased baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and defrost 8 to 12 hours on the counter or in the refrigerator. Placing a second sheet on top of the dough will help prevent it from rising.

Use finger to press dough out to cover as much of the baking sheet as possible.

Mix up oil and spice mixture of vegetable oil, ranch seasoning packet, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder and oregano. Spread evenly over the dough.

Frozen bread dough flattend out with ranch, spice and oil mix spread over it

In a row down the center line up cubed chicken, bacon bits and top with shredded mozzarella cheese.

Chicken, bacon, and mozzarella cheese spread over frozen bread dough

Take a long side of the dough and fold it over top of the cheese.

Fold each end in.

Folding up chicken filled stromboli

Starting with the full side along the bottom edge of the pan keep rolling.

Gently press seams to seal along the ends and center.

I typically move the stromboli to the center of the baking sheet with the seam side down.

Folded and rolled stromboli from frozen bread dough on a baking sheet ready to bake

Over top of a small dish break an egg in the center and only allow the egg white to fall in the dish. The yolk is not necessary for this recipe.

Use a fork to beaten the egg white until bubbles start to form.

Using a pastry brush spread the egg white over top of the dough before baking.

Bake in an oven preheated to 350°F for 20 – 25 minutes until the top is golden brown. Allow to rest for 10 minutes after removing from the oven and slice.

Sliced Chicken, Bacon, Ranch Stromboli on a cutting board

We like to serve with a small dish of ranch dressing for dipping.

The leftovers reheat beautifully and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Tightly wrap and seal to freeze for up to three months.

Recipe Tips and Tricks

  • Up to a cup of chopped vegetables taste great added to this chicken bacon ranch stromboli.
  • Take care not to allow the dough to rise too much during defrosting or it will be more difficult to work with.
  • Be careful when pressing out dough not to create any thin spots or holes in the dough or the ingredients will melt out that opening during baking.
  • Pinch and seal seams together to help keep ingredients inside during baking.
  • Ranch seasoning can be substituted for prepared ranch dressing in oil and spice mixture, just decrease the amount of oil used.
  • Substitute tour favorite cheese for mozzarella cheese. Cheddar tastes great too.
  • Be careful not to overfill stromboli.
  • Egg white can be omitted, but the stromboli looks so much tastier with a golden brown finish.
Slice of warm stromboli being dipped in ranch dressing

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Printable Chicken Bacon Ranch Stromboli Recipe

Stromboli filled with chicken, bacon and ranch

Chicken Bacon Ranch Stromboli

Servings 6 people
Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life
Chicken, bacon and ranch make one of the best flavor combinations for an easy meal! This simple spin on pizza and a wrap makes a delicious Chicken Bacon Ranch Stromboli.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 loaf frozen bread dough defrosted, without allowing to rise

Oil & Spice Mixture

  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 tablespoon ranch seasoning dry seasoning packet works best
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon oregano

Filling

  • 1 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup chicken chopped
  • 1/3 cup bacon bits

For a Golden Top

  • 1 egg white beaten

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Place dough on a lightly greased baking sheet. Use hands to flatten into a rectangle shape that fills all but the outer 2 inches from the edge of the pan.
  • Mix up oil and spice mixture and spread all over the dough using a spoon, spatula or pastry brush.
  • Place toppings long ways down the middle of the dough rectangle.
  • Flip one side of the dough over the toppings and tuck in the dough as you go. Fold in short ends. Seal the dough on the edges when done. Roll by pinching the dough together and pinchin the ends shut.
  • Brush the dough with a beaten egg white to create a golden brown appearance on the crust.
  • Bake 20 – 25 minutes until dough is slightly bubbly and has a golden brown top. Allow to rest for 5 minutes after removing from the oven and slice. Serve with additional ranch for dipping if desired.

Notes

  • Up to a cup of chopped vegetables taste great added to this chicken bacon ranch stromboli.
  • Take care not to allow the dough to rise too much during defrosting or it will be more difficult to work with.
  • Be careful when pressing out dough not to create any thin spots or holes in the dough or the ingredients will melt out that opening during baking.
  • Pinch and seal seams together to help keep ingredients inside during baking.
  • Be careful not to overfill stromboli.

Nutrition

Calories: 388kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 16gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 944mgPotassium: 53mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 158IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 145mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Plowing Through Life” is not a dietitian or nutrition professional. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate and can vary greatly depending on specific products are used. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator of your choice.

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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Super easy and delicious!

  2. 5 stars
    I make this all the time!

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