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Ranch Chicken and Bacon Panini

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 20 min total time
  • 5 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Precooked bacon and cheese are great additions to chicken in these tasty panini.

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

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

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.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
540
Calories from Fat
240
% Daily Value
Total Fat
26g
41%
Saturated Fat
9g
47%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
100mg
33%
Sodium
1160mg
48%
Total Carbohydrate
37g
12%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
4g
Protein
37g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
20%
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 Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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