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BBQ Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwich

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

1 Hours

Effort

Pellets

Cherry

Everything's better with bacon and this loaded sandwich is next level. This bird is rubbed down with Pork & Poultry Rub, roasted over sweet cherry wood, and loaded on a fresh ciabatta bun with crisp bacon, BBQ sauce, cheese, and ranch dressing.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

8

Units of Measurement:

main

  • 1 whole chicken

  • 2 Tablespoon Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub

  • 1/2 Pound bacon

  • ciabatta buns, for serving

  • butter lettuce, for serving

  • sliced tomato, for serving

  • avocado wedges, for serving

  • sliced havarti cheese, for serving

  • Traeger 'Que Sauce, for serving

  • ranch dressing, for serving

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 350°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
  • 2

    Season the whole chicken with salt and pepper, then season with Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub.

    Ingredients

    • 1 whole chicken

    • 2 Tablespoon Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub

  • 3

    Place chicken on the grill and cook for approximately 60 to 90 minutes, or until an internal thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the breast reaches 160°F and the thigh 170°F.

    Grill350 ˚F

    Probe165 ˚F

  • 4

    While the chicken is cooking, lightly sprinkle Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub on one side of the bacon. Place bacon directly on the grill grate next to the chicken and cook for 30 to 35 minutes, or to desired crispiness.

    Grill350 ˚F

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 Pound bacon

  • 5

    Remove from grill and let chicken rest until almost room temperature.
  • 6

    When ready to assemble the sandwich, slice chicken breast into 1/2 inch slices and carve off the dark meat.
  • 7

    Slice the ciabatta rolls lengthwise, spread Traeger 'Que Sauce on the bread, add butter lettuce, sliced chicken, bacon, avocado, cheese, tomato and top with ranch dressing. Enjoy!

    Ingredients

    • As Needed ciabatta buns, for serving

    • As Needed butter lettuce, for serving

    • As Needed sliced tomato, for serving

    • As Needed avocado wedges, for serving

    • As Needed sliced havarti cheese, for serving

    • As Needed Traeger 'Que Sauce, for serving

    • As Needed ranch dressing, for serving

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