Bacon & Ranch Chicken Roll
If you’re looking for a special dinner recipe that is both delicious and filling then this Bacon and Ranch Chicken Roll has you covered. A tasty pastry wrapped around moist shredded chicken, crispy bacon, and cheese baked to perfection. The large roll can be cut into 10 slices and will serve up to 5 people.
This recipe is one of our new favorites and I have my eight your old son to thank for it. If you’ve been around on the blog much you may have heard me mention my little chef in training. He is such a sweet boy and great helper. He loves to help in the kitchen and he is quick to share his praises at the dinner table when he enjoys the meal. But be warned because after years of watching Food Network and recipe trails with mom he can dish out critiques when he deems them necessary. I will admit to having made some dishes that have fallen prey to such critiques.
Momma Needs Help!
One day, while I was working on a list of potential recipes for the blog, my little guy came in and ask if he could help me with ideas and I was thrilled. I love spending time with him and to be honest, his coming in was a welcome distraction from my recipe block.
I was in a brain fog and honestly at a loss about what to write about next. It’s always great to have fresh ideas and perspective on things. Yes, even if that perspective comes from a third grader. This recipe is proof that great minds start young!
As we started talking and bouncing ideas around you can just imagine some of the silliness that emerged and he was full of giggles each time he tossed out some outlandish recipes. Typical for a little boy of course and I wasn’t sure that we would get any real work done but the time spent with him is always priceless. It was getting near dinner time and he mentioned that he wanted me to make him some pinwheels that evening and instead of the sausage and cream cheese this time he wanted me to fill them with bacon, chicken, and ranch.
It was getting near dinner time as he mentioned that he wanted me to make him some pinwheels that evening. But he said he wanted me to fill them with bacon, chicken, and ranch. What? Wow, all the silliness of the past hour had ended with this stroke of genius. I love this kid!!
Change of Plans Mom!
After some pressure from the little man and thanks to the power of weekly food prep, I was able to use some cooked chicken breasts that I had in the fridge and the bacon that I had picked up on sale for 1.89 per lb. So I did what any loving mom would do, I sacrificed my menu plan for that night and put together this delicious Bacon & Ranch Chicken Roll on the fly.
Of course, eating this heavenly stuffed roll, instead of the cold wraps, on the menu, was nothing close to a sacrifice. It was out of this world good. It was so fun to work with my little guy’s idea and see his excitement as I showed him the finished product. He and my husband both raved about it and voted it a new favorite. So with his request of the three main ingredients and the dough from his beloved pinwheels, this recipe came to life and found a spot here on the blog. He and I hope you all enjoy it as much as we do!
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