Tom's Salsa Ranch Chicken Sandwich

"Tom made this up one day (one of those day before grocery shopping days!). It has become a staple lunch meal in this household ever since. It's great because you can buy a bag of those precooked boneless chicken breasts and toss a lunch together. Note that these ingredient amounts ARE correct, the sandwich ends up being very messy. You can cut back if you want, but there's just something in an ooey gooey chicken sandwich that makes this girl's heart sing :-)"
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Ready In:
1 sandwich




  • Butter 1 side each of 2 slices of bread.
  • Spray frying pan or griddle with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Brown non-buttered side of bread.
  • Flip bread and brown the buttered side.
  • Put 1/4 cup cheddar cheese onto each slice of bread while browning buttered side.
  • Remove from heat and place bread on plate.
  • Put 1/4 cup Salsa Ranch Dressing onto bread.
  • Place cooked chicken on the dressing.
  • Add other condiments and vegetables (lettuce, tomato, onion) as desired.
  • VARIATION: Try different types of bread or cheese. Also great with bacon bits added to the cheese.

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  1. This was a big winner! I included all of the optional toppings and used wheat bread, fat free homemade ranch dressing, and lessened the amount of cheese to our taste. Thanks for sharing!
  2. Delicious! And i dont usually like sandwiches at all. I made my own salsa ranch but used more salsa than ranch because I dont like ranch as much. I just wish id had the lettuce on hand.
  3. I didn't have salsa ranch so I just mixed my own. I also used provolone instead of cheddar since Provolone is my favorite melty cheese. This was a pretty good sandwich, I toasted it on my panini grill. Thanks for posting!
  4. Awesome sandwich! My family really loved these. They turned out so moist and flavorful and couldn't be easier. I used thin chicken breasts. Delish!
  5. Great sandwich! Followed this exactly except I used thin scallopini chicken breast slices, and quickly saute'd them in a non-stick skillet. The skillet already warm, so I just put the buttered sides of bread down, added chicken & the salsa / ranch dressing, tomato, and cheese to the top. I also included some thinly sliced sweet Walla onion, and flipped over and warmed and browned the other side. Scrumptious! I used my own salsa, and made this Recipe #261991 dressing. Talk about delicious! Thanks so much for a wonderful lunch!


  1. Wow - very good. Not the usual dry chicken sandwich and I love the fact that it is grilled. I used 2 chicken tenders instead of 1 chicken breast, 1 slice of mulitgrain bread sliced in half and buttered with SmartBalance spread, I also only used 1/8 cup of shredded cheddar cheese on each half (if even that much), I mixed 2 tablespoons of salsa with 2 tablespoons of fat free ranch dressing. Lower in calories and still quite tasty! Will make this again! Thanks for posting. Made for the I Recommend Tag game.


<p>My name is Candy, married in 1993 to Tom. We have two kids (ages 13 and 11) and live in Austin, TX. Most of the cooking is done by Tom these days and he loves to play around and experiment with food. I own a bookkeeping business from a home office and Tom is a teacher so we stay busy and are always on the look out for something fun, fast and healthy.<br /> <br />View my all about me website for links and other information about us - <a href=>HERE</a>. <br /> <br />We both absolutely love to read! Our kids are turning into little bookworms too :) We are all Kindle addicts and read a lot, my husband and I easily read 200 books per year between the two of us.</p>
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