Chicken Ranch BBQ Squares

It’s Monday and hurricane Sandy is messing up my meal planning this week. So, I’ll be emptying out my fridge and freezer, eating weird combinations of foods, in anticipation of the power going out. Yay. My husband thinks the hurricane will be no big deal, as he grew up in Florida and thinks hurricanes can’t make it this far north. Me, being from Minnesota, is more apprehensive. Hurricane Irene last August was my first hurricane and it really wasn’t bad. We didn’t lose power. But then we lost power for ten days during a freak snow storm this time last year. And when everything around you is closed, including highways, and its the only thing on tv, how can you not freak out a little? So, I’m bunkering down, dreaming of food I could be making… I just hope this all ends soon – the election, too! If this storm passes quickly without too much damage, I’ll be back later this week with an abbreviated meal plan. For now, take a look at what we had for dinner last night!

Chicken Ranch BBQ Squares
From the Rachael Ray show

2 tubes Pillsbury crescent rolls
1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce
1 package ready made chicken strips, chopped
6 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
2 cups cheddar or Colby jack cheese, shredded
1 cup ranch dressing
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon green onion, chopped
1 sandwich size resealable bag

Heat oven to 375 degrees.
Roll the crescent rolls out and place on a cookie sheet. Pinch two sheets together in the middle to create one large dough. Bake 8-11 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from oven and turn on broiler.
Spread the barbecue sauce over dough. Sprinkle the chicken, bacon and cheese over the top. Place the cookie sheet under the broiler until the cheese melts, about 3-5 minutes.
Combine the ranch dressing and chili powder in a small bowl. Pour into resealable bag and cut off a small tip at the corner to make a pastry bag. Drizzle the dressing over the top and garnish with the scallions. Cut into squares and enjoy.


I forgot to take a picture before my family devoured this meal. This person was smart and took the picture before eating it – check out her blog. Thanks for the pic!


One Comment on “Chicken Ranch BBQ Squares”

  1. Abby says:

    Stay safe! Thinking about you guys!

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