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barbecue sauce being drizzled over chicken bread.

Barbecue Chicken Bread

This Barbecue Chicken Bread makes for a fun and flavorful dinner or lunch. It's easier than a barbecue chicken pizza, but has all the same fun flavors!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy dinner recipes, kid-friendly recipes, weeknight dinner recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 700kcal


  • 1 loaf sweet Italian or French bread
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded chicken
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce plus more for drizzling
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices thick cut bacon cooked and diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion diced


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Slice the loaf of bread in half, lengthwise. Spread 1/4 cup of barbecue sauce over each piece of the bread.
  • In a medium skillet over medium heat, heat together the chicken and remaining 1/2 cup of barbecue sauce until warmed through and the chicken is thoroughly coated in sauce.
  • Spread the barbecue chicken evenly over the bread. Top with the bacon, onion, and cheddar cheese.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until heated through and the cheese has melted.
  • Cut each slice of bread into fourths. Serve hot, with extra barbecue sauce if desired.


Calories: 700kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 1720mg | Potassium: 516mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 176mg | Iron: 4.6mg