Ranch Chicken and Bacon Panini

Precooked bacon and cheese are great additions to chicken in these tasty panini.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 20 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

1
can Pillsbury® refrigerated crusty French or country Italian loaf
1/4
cup ranch dressing
3
cooked boneless skinless chicken breasts
4
slices (3/4 oz each) Cheddar cheese
8
slices packaged precooked bacon (from 2.1-oz package), cut in half

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat closed contact grill or panini maker 5 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, on cutting board, carefully unroll dough. Cut into 8 rectangles. Place 2 rectangles on grill; close grill. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from grill. Repeat with remaining rectangles.
  • 3 Spread 1 tablespoon dressing on each of 4 rectangles. Cut chicken breasts crosswise into 1/2-inch slices. Layer sliced chicken, cheese and bacon over dressing. Top with remaining rectangles.
  • 4 Place 2 sandwiches on grill; close grill. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown and cheese is melted. Repeat with remaining sandwiches. If desired, serve with mayonnaise or mustard.
  • 1 Heat closed contact grill or panini maker 5 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, on cutting board, carefully unroll dough. Cut into 8 rectangles. Place 2 rectangles on grill; close grill. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from grill. Repeat with remaining rectangles.
  • 3 Spread 1 tablespoon dressing on each of 4 rectangles. Cut chicken breasts crosswise into 1/2-inch slices. Layer sliced chicken, cheese and bacon over dressing. Top with remaining rectangles.
  • 4 Place 2 sandwiches on grill; close grill. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown and cheese is melted. Repeat with remaining sandwiches. If desired, serve with mayonnaise or mustard.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

If using cold chicken breasts, place on microwavable plate. Cover with paper towel; microwave on High 1 to 2 minutes or until chicken is warm.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
540
(
Calories from Fat
240),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
26g
26%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
100mg
100%;
Sodium
1160mg
1160%;
Total Carbohydrate
37g
37%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
37g
37%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.