Thursday, September 15, 2011

BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Lately I've been too busy to bake. I don't know what has come over me. I even went out and bought Little Debbies this week. (If you haven't had one in awhile, you aren't missing out. Homemade tastes so much better!)

I do still have to make dinner, and we had these sandwiches last night. These are not just BBQ chicken sandwiches. They have grilled chicken with pepper bacon, cheddar cheese, ranch and BBQ sauce. So good! (And fast and easy too).

BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
pkg of chicken tenderloins (or cut up some breast in strips)
pkg of pepper bacon (regular will work too)
hoagie buns
cheddar cheese (pepper jack would be good too if you like a little hot)
BBQ sauce
ranch dressing
First lay your bacon on a large cookie sheet, reserving one piece of bacon, and put it in the oven at 350. If you prefer to fry it on the stove and stink up your house, go ahead. Then take the one piece of bacon and chop it up. Fry it in a frying pan. Once it's all brown, add a little oil to the pan. Take the chicken tenders and season them with Lawry's season salt and pepper. (I also sprinkled a little thyme and some poultry seasoning on mine.) Then fry the tenders in the bacon grease until they aren't pink in the middle and they have a nice brown crust on the outside. On another cookie sheet, lay out the hoagie buns with the insides facing up. Put cheese on one half of the bun. Put chicken on the other half. Take the bacon out of the oven and put it on a paper towel to drain it. Put two pieces of bacon on each sandwich on top of the chicken. Put the pan in the oven until the cheese is melted. Remove from the oven, put the sandwiches together and then cut in half. Put ranch and bbq sauce on each one and serve hot.

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