Chicken Bacon Ranch Pull Apart Rolls

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.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Rise Time:
3 hrs
Bake Time:
40 mins
Cool Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 35 mins
36 rolls


  • 18 frozen plain or whole wheat dinner roll dough portions (1/2 of a 48-oz. pkg.)

  • ½ cup butter, melted

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic

  • 2 cup chopped cooked chicken

  • 2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (8 ounces)

  • 6 slices bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled

  • cup bottled ranch salad dressing


  1. 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.

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

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

    Chicken Bacon Ranch Pull Apart Rolls
    Dera Burreson, Ryan Krull

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

255 Calories
15g Fat
20g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 255
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 347mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 95mg 7%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 66mg 1%
Folate, total 36.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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