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BBQ Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwich

BBQ Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwich

By Traeger Kitchen

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.

Prep Time

15 Min

Cook Time

1 Hr




This recipe serves:


Units of Measurement:
1 whole chicken
2 Tablespoon Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub
To Taste Salt
To Taste Pepper
1/2 Pound bacon
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


  • 1

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

    350 ˚F / 177 ˚C

  • 2

    Season the whole chicken with salt and pepper, then season with 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.

    350 ˚F / 177 ˚C

    170 ˚F / 77 ˚C


  • 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.

    350 ˚F / 177 ˚C


  • 5

    Remove chicken and bacon from grill and let the 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!

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