Grilled Ranch Chicken Fillet Sandwiches

Grilled chicken breasts? Marinade them in ranch dressing for sensational sandwiches topped with the works.

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 35 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1/2
cup ranch dressing
1
tablespoon chopped fresh chives
4
boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 lb)
4
slices Canadian bacon
4
whole-grain burger buns, split
2
tablespoons mayonnaise or salad dressing
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1
very large tomato, sliced
1
medium cucumber, thinly sliced

  • 1 In shallow glass or plastic dish, mix 1/4 cup of the dressing and the chives. Add chicken; turn to coat. Cover; refrigerate 1 to 2 hours, turning chicken occasionally.
  • 2 Heat gas or charcoal grill. Place chicken on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 15 to 20 minutes, turning once or twice, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F). Add bacon to grill for last 2 to 3 minutes of cooking time to heat. If desired, add buns, cut sides down, for last 4 minutes of grilling or until toasted.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix remaining 1/4 cup dressing, the mayonnaise and parsley; spread on cut sides of buns. Layer bacon, chicken, tomato and cucumber in each bun.

Expert Tips

Mixing the ranch dressing with the mayo helps to thicken it a little, but feel free to use just the ranch dressing on the buns.

Ranch and other salad dressings are a quick and easy marinade for chicken. The dressing gives the chicken great flavor and helps keep it moist.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
530
(
Calories from Fat
260),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
29g
29%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
110mg
110%;
Sodium
890mg
890%;
Total Carbohydrate
24g
24%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
44g
44%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.