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BBQ Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwich




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.


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  • 1 whole chicken

  • 2 Tablespoon Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub

  • Salt

  • Pepper

  • 1/2 Pound bacon

  • Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub

  • 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

  • 1

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

    350 ˚F

  • 2

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

    • 1 whole chicken

    • 2 Tablespoon Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub

    • To Taste Salt

    • To Taste Pepper

  • 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.

    170 ˚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.

    • 1/2 Pound bacon

    • As Needed Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub

  • 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!

    • 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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