Chicken, Cheddar and Bacon Rolls

 I went to a restaurant recently that served these and I could not wait to make them at home.

 First make some ranch dressing because these babies are dipped in it as you eat them.  Put 3/4 c. mayo, 3/4 c. sour cream and 1 cup of buttermilk in a bowl.

 Add 3 T. of granulated garlic, 1/2 tsp. of black pepper, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 T. granulated onion and a bunch of chopped fresh herbs in a bowl.  I used chives, dill and parsley.

 Make this in advance so the flavors have time to mingle.

 It is so easy to make a quart of this and so much better and cheaper than store
bought.

 Now for the rolls.  These are made with pizza dough.  Make your own or use the stuff from the store if dough intimidates you.

 Cook some chicken with seasonings. Use any kind you like.  I used rotisserie chicken seasoning.

 Roll the dough out and try to make a rectangle.  Not like my wonky handed rectangle.  One handed rolling is interesting!

 Brush it with garlic butter.

 Sprinkle with grated cheddar.

 Oops...I forgot to mention that you need to fry a pound of bacon.  Do this ahead of time.  Crumble it and sprinkle it over the cheese. Cut the chicken into small cubes and sprinkle it over the bacon.

 Roll the dough like a jelly roll.

 Because I can't make pizza dough without making pizza, I made extra and cooked a few pizzas while I was working on the rolls.

 And I got to use some of my basil!

 Anyway, slice the roll into 1  1/2 inch pieces.  It was so hot in my kitchen between the ovens blasting and outside temps of 95 degrees, my rolls were sort of falling apart.

 Bake them at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes or until they begin to brown.

Serve them with the ranch dressing.  Kids will love these.  Big people too!

Comments

laurie said…
when I wrote my post on my blog today I never realized so many had never heard of poutine i had to upo date my post explaining what the heck it is, a really Canadian thing I suppose which brings me to my thought, after my daughter married and moved to Michigan we were introduced to American "things" and dipping pizza sticks in ranch dressing is one of them, we don't do this so much in Canada , well up north here anyway , I had never heard of this, this recipe sounds amazing and my Americanized grandson will flip for this, our daughter reads your blog too and will likely snitch this recipe quite quickly, thanks so much for sharing this, you brave woman to suffer the heat to make these yummy treats, I will try to have Mother Nature blow some cool air your way!
jody said…
i am going to make these with a corn chowder soup or crm of broccolie tomorrow as the cobblestone quilters are coming over. its still cold enough here to get away with soup!(my kinda weather too!) do you have a recipe you like for pizza dough that doesnt use the starter? anyway i hope it cools off there soon for you! enjoy your day!!
And this is what's for dinner tonight. I can't wait.
Ooooooooo!! Those look amazing! Thanks for sharing, I am making these this weekend!!

Dianna
TARYTERRE said…
Looks delish. Did you say WHAT seasoning goes on the chicken??? or could it be anything???
Before I found Your blog I never thought of making food like this in rolls, but it's very practical and instead of eating to much because I don't like to leave food it's just to take a roll or two :-)The combinations is unlimited to be honest!

Have a great day!
Christer.
Barb said…
They look wonderful--all the ingredients that my dear husband loves!! Thanks for your very kind words on my Memorial Day blog post!
SharleneT said…
I love making food rolls, like this, and these sound delicious. Will definitely be making these before long. Love the pix. Sending daily prayers that you don't remain stumpy, for long!
Nellie said…
What a wonderful idea! I will be sure to use this one.
injoyinmylife said…
When will I ever learn to not visit your blog before I've eaten! Now I'm starving and you can bet what I want. You are ever so impressive with what you do.