Warning: Serve this appetizer recipe to guests once and it'll be requested until the end of time. It really is that good. The chicken, bacon, and ranch flavors combined with flaky dough and cheddar cheese is irresistible and an excellent appetizer recipe for game day.

Colleen Weeden
Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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Recipe Summary

45 mins
3 hrs to overnight
40 mins to 45 mins at 350°
10 mins
36 rolls


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Grease a large baking sheet. Arrange roll dough 2 inches apart on prepared sheet. Cover with plastic wrap. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator, or thaw at room temperature for 3 to 5 hours or until nearly doubled.

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously grease a 10-inch fluted tube pan. In a small bowl stir together the butter, chives, and garlic.

  • In a medium bowl combine the chicken, half of the cheese, half of the bacon, and ranch dressing until combined.

  • Cut each roll in half. Using your hands, flatten each piece to about a 3-inch circle. Spoon about 1 tablespoon chicken filling onto center of dough circle. Pull edges of dough up and around filling and pinch to seal. Dip each ball in butter mixture.

  • Arrange filled dough balls in prepared pan, sprinkling with remaining bacon and cheese as you layer, keeping the cheese within 1/2-inch of the edges as much as possible. Drizzle with any remaining butter mixture.

  • Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden and an instant-read thermometer inserted in center registers 200°F. Remove and cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Loosen rolls from edges and center. Invert onto a serving platter. Serve warm with additional ranch dressing.

Nutrition Facts

255 calories; total fat 15g; saturated fat 7g; polyunsaturated fat 2g; monounsaturated fat 4g; cholesterol 44mg; sodium 347mg; potassium 66mg; carbohydrates 20g; fiber 1g; sugar 2g; protein 10g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 334IU; vitamin c 0mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 2mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 37mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 95mg; iron 1mg.