French Bread Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwich

I recently made this sandwich for a party and had several requests to put the recipe on the blog.  Ask and ye shall receive:)  This really is a great party meal for lots of reasons.  It makes enough to feed a crowd, works for lunch or dinner get togethers, it’s quick and easy, and my favorite part is you can prepare it ahead of time.  You can prep all of the toppings the day before and then quickly put it all together just before the party starts without having dishes and a big mess to clean up.  Toss it in the oven just as your guests are arriving and you’ll have fresh hot sandwiches in less than 15 minutes.  Now, instead of being stuck slaving away in the kitchen, you can enjoy the party too.
All the reasons that make this sandwich such a great party meal also make it perfect those busy days when you know you’ll only have a few minutes to get dinner prepped and on the table.

Need a great appetizer for your next party? How about some Pico De Gallo.
Dessert? Try these Andes Mint Cookies.
 What are some of your favorite party meals?

French Bread Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwich
3-4 Chicken Breasts
1 (15.5 ounce) Can Chicken Broth
2 Tablespoons Montreal Steak Seasoning
1 Loaf of French Bread
Ranch Dressing
4 Slices of Bacon,cooked & crumbled
7 ounces(half of a can) Black Olives, sliced
1 and 1/2 Cups Shredded Cheese Cheddar or Mozzarella
1 Avocado, sliced
1 Tomato, sliced
Place the chicken, broth and montreal steak seasoning in the crock pot and cook on high for 4 hours.
After about 3 and1/2 hours shred the chicken in the crock pot so that it soaks up all the marinade.
Cut French bread loaf long ways in half.  Place on a baking sheet.  Spread Ranch dressing on both sides of the loaf.  Then add toppings in layers…chicken, bacon, olives. Cover each side of  the french bread loaf with cheese.
Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 10 minutes, leave the sandwich in and turn to broil for another 2-3 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted and a little bubbly. Top with avocado and tomato.  Slice and serve.  Enjoy!

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