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Grilled Chicken Bacon Ranch Panini Sandwich

Grilled Chicken Bacon Ranch Panini Sandwich for #BrunchWeek | Sweet Remedy

Another dreary Wednesday, the phone beeps and a familiar and voice passes through: “Do you want to order lunch?”

“Maybe. Probably. Okay” I reply, never needing much convincing.

This is a typical Wednesday around 11am. Recently, I’ve been ordering the best panini in the entire world. I present to you, the Chicken Bacon Ranch Panini Sandwich. It is not that uncommon of a pairing: chicken, bacon and ranch. Pretty run of the mill at places like Subway. I don’t know what makes this combination so great. Must be the bacon.

I decided to recreate this recipe and share it during Brunch Week. Day 2 might be my favorite day, I don’t know yet. You will have to come back and see what other brunch recipes I have up my sleeve! Be sure to enter the giveaway below (after the jump) to win some prizes from the Brunch Week Sponsors.


Giveaway Details

We are so grateful to have such amazing sponsors for Brunch Week who have given us a fabulous bunch of incredible (INCREDIBLE!) prizes for our giveaway. These prizes are ridiculous, the total value is about $1800… Our sponsors absolutely rock the world.

Everyone who comments in our PinChatLive on Saturday May 11th between 2-3pm Eastern will also be entered to win one prize of a Lodge Cast Iron Skillet and a set of three silicone pieces and 4 prizes that contain three silicone pieces each. (For the PinChatLive go to The BrunchWeek Pinterest Board at 2pm on May 11th and comment on the questions pins there. Refresh your screen often so you don’t miss any new questions).

Quick Overview of Prizes

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A California Walnuts  Prize Pack and A KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixer
Lodge Cast Iron  Skillet and three silicone pieces
A Flavors of Summer  Entertaining Package
From Black Gold Farms A Martha Stewart Collection Kitchen Prize Packag
A Food and Wine Conference Ticket
A Bob’s Red Mill Kitchen Prize Pack
Whole Foods Orlando Flavorful Delights Basket
The Whole Foods Orlando  Breakfast In Bed Basket
A Stonyfield Organic  Kitchen Prize Pack

Enter below through the Rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to win these amazing prizes from the generous Brunch Week Sponsors! Be sure to check out my first brunch week recipe, Apple Cinnamon Crepes, for a full run down (with photos) of each prize.

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Disclosure:  I was not provided compensation to post about or to link to these sponsors and prizes. I received some free samples but as always, my opinions of these products are my own.


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Grilled Chicken Bacon Ranch Panini

Yield: 2

Prep Time: 30 min

Cook Time: 30 min

Total Time: 1 hour


1 Tbsp olive oil
4 slices Italian bread
2 Tbsp ranch dressing
4 slices of cheddar cheese
6 strips of bacon
2 small chicken breasts, grilled


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook bacon strips in oven for 15-20 minutes. Grill (or bake) chicken breasts. When cool, slice into thin pieces.

Lightly spread olive oil on the outside of the bread.

On other side of the bread, spread the ranch dressing. On one side, place cheese slices over ranch spread. Add bacon and grilled chicken slices. Close with the other slice of the bread and cut in half. Add halves to a panini press or pan. Press or flip, cook for 3-5 minutes on each side.

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30 Responses to “Grilled Chicken Bacon Ranch Panini Sandwich”

  1. #
    Lanie Smith — May 6, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Oh my goodness, that panini looks SO good. I want that for breakfast, can’t wait for lunch. yum.

  2. #
    katie — May 6, 2013 at 9:24 am

    This looks amazing!!! I can’t wait to give it a try!

  3. #
    Ellen Christian — May 6, 2013 at 9:50 am

    You’re right! That combination sounds fantastic.

  4. #
    korly — May 6, 2013 at 10:55 am

    I entered the contest, but if I win can you just send me one of those sandwiches?

  5. #
    Katerina — May 6, 2013 at 11:59 am

    This is something that would definitely make my day especially at work. Looks amazing!

  6. #
    kelly @ kellybakes — May 6, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    I love simple sandwiches that taste more complicated than they are to make! And who doesn’t love bacon? Mmmm… I wish I had read this after lunch; I’m twice as hungry now!

    • Samantha Seeley replied on — May 6th, 2013 at 3:53 pm

      So easy with BIG BIG flavor! Totally the best.

  7. #
    Christy Cummins — May 6, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    This sandwich looks so good! I also love breakfast casseroles for brunch. I’m surprised there were none listed.

    • Samantha Seeley replied on — May 6th, 2013 at 3:53 pm

      You know, I’m surprised too! I just checked the master list for you (the recipes that will be posted later this week) and I don’t see one. There are some oatmeal and french toast “bakes” and tons of quiches though!

  8. #
    Susan — May 6, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    I can never refuse a chicken, bacon and ranch sandwich and love that yours is warm!

  9. #
    Suzanne — May 6, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Beautiful pictures! About the lack of breakfast casseroles – maybe everyone thought that they were ubiquitous enough that they didn’t need to post a recipe.

  10. #
    Dianna — May 6, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    I’ve never thought of a sandwich as “seductive”, but that’s the first word that popped into my mind when I saw the pictures of this panini! Mmm…

  11. #
    Christina @ This Woman Cooks! — May 7, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    I love this combo and make it all the time at home.

  12. #
    Terri/LoveandConfections — May 7, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    I love love love paninis. My favorite is a simple tomato, basil and mozzarella. This one sounds delicious and of course, bacon makes everything better!

  13. #
    Mary Beth Elderton — May 10, 2013 at 9:44 am

    This Grilled Chicken Bacon Ranch Panini looks wonderful! What a great lunch for any day!


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