This is actually a LARGE sandwich using a loaf of crispy Italian bread. Great served as a meal, cut into slices as an appetizer or separate onto individual rolls for a quick dinner or lunch.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat an oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet; cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate.

  • Combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, and hot sauce in a small bowl. Spread both halves of the bread with the mayonnaise mixture. Place chicken on bottom half of bread; layer bacon and cheese on top of chicken. Fold the top half of the bread over the bottom, and wrap with foil.

  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Add a layer of red pepper slices on top of the bacon and cheese, if desired. Cut into slices, and serve.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

566 calories; 30.1 g total fat; 77 mg cholesterol; 988 mg sodium. 44.3 g carbohydrates; 27.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2009
Really really tasty! These had really great flavor and not at all spicy even though I almost tripled the wing sauce for more flavor (I used Frank's Red Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce). I used hoagie buns that I needed to use up and added a bit of prepared Ranch dressing to the sauce mixture which added a nice tang. I slathered the sauce on both sides of the buns then layered as directed. My pepperjack cheese had mysteriously disappeared (thank you Mr. CookinBug) so I used a mixture of shredded mozzarella and cheddar. Will definitely make these again and again. Thanks:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/08/2009
THIS WAS OK- SOUNDED GREAT- HUSBAND SAID IT WAS BLAND- I PUT MORE SEASONING IN HIS MADE SANDWICH- ADDED MORE WING SAUCE GARLIC POWDER PEPPER- MY SANDWICH DIDN'T WORK WELL WRAPPED UP IN FOIL AND BAKED- BOTTOM WAS REAL CRISPY (DONE ON CENTER RACK)- WHICH WAS OK BUT THE CHEESE WAS NOT MELTED INSIDE SANDWICH-. I THINK IT WOULD BE BEST IF THE SAUCE WENT ON BOTH SIDES- YOU ADDED YOUR MEATS AND THEN YOUR CHEESE AND OPEN FACED BROILED IT - JUST A THOUGHT- THANKS FOR LETTING ME TRY YOUR RECIPE- Read More
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130 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 75
  • 4 star values: 44
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2009
Really really tasty! These had really great flavor and not at all spicy even though I almost tripled the wing sauce for more flavor (I used Frank's Red Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce). I used hoagie buns that I needed to use up and added a bit of prepared Ranch dressing to the sauce mixture which added a nice tang. I slathered the sauce on both sides of the buns then layered as directed. My pepperjack cheese had mysteriously disappeared (thank you Mr. CookinBug) so I used a mixture of shredded mozzarella and cheddar. Will definitely make these again and again. Thanks:) Read More
(52)
Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2009
Really really tasty! These had really great flavor and not at all spicy even though I almost tripled the wing sauce for more flavor (I used Frank's Red Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce). I used hoagie buns that I needed to use up and added a bit of prepared Ranch dressing to the sauce mixture which added a nice tang. I slathered the sauce on both sides of the buns then layered as directed. My pepperjack cheese had mysteriously disappeared (thank you Mr. CookinBug) so I used a mixture of shredded mozzarella and cheddar. Will definitely make these again and again. Thanks:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2009
Terrific recipe. I agree with many reviewers that 1) you can increase the wing sauce and 2) in should be baked open face to melt the cheese and get the sandwich nice and hot inside. You could add other favorites like grilled onions to add to the already awesome flavor. My teenage and older girls lived the sandwich. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2009
OMG So good! I didnt read it very well and was in a hurry so ended up mixing the sauce all together with the chicken and it was freaking amazing!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2009
Made this as an appetizer. Used french bread rounds. Spread sauce (w/double hot sauce) shredded chicken crumbled bacon and shredded cheese. Baked open face just until cheese was melted. Wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2010
After reviewing feedback from several other users I decided to mix the sauce into the chicken rather than use it as a condiment. I also warmed the sandwiches open-faced and placed the tops on afterwards. The only recommendation I would make for warming it this way is to reserve some of the sauce to place on the tops of the bread (to help hold it in place better). This sandwich is so so good! You've got to try it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/20/2010
Very good! I have a strong aversion to mayo so I replaced it with cream cheese. Also added onions and cooked open faced. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2009
If this recipe called for twice the amount of the hot sauce I would have rated it 5 stars! I did double the hot sauce so it was outstanding. I used french bread it was all I had but everything else stayed the same. Thank you for a new favorite! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2018
YUM! Such a simple recipe and so delicious! I shredded the meat from a couple leftover grilled breasts and used sub rolls. I increased the hot sauce as well and spread the sauce on both sides of the roll. It did get a little crunchy in the oven but I thought that was good. Thank you for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/08/2009
THIS WAS OK- SOUNDED GREAT- HUSBAND SAID IT WAS BLAND- I PUT MORE SEASONING IN HIS MADE SANDWICH- ADDED MORE WING SAUCE GARLIC POWDER PEPPER- MY SANDWICH DIDN'T WORK WELL WRAPPED UP IN FOIL AND BAKED- BOTTOM WAS REAL CRISPY (DONE ON CENTER RACK)- WHICH WAS OK BUT THE CHEESE WAS NOT MELTED INSIDE SANDWICH-. I THINK IT WOULD BE BEST IF THE SAUCE WENT ON BOTH SIDES- YOU ADDED YOUR MEATS AND THEN YOUR CHEESE AND OPEN FACED BROILED IT - JUST A THOUGHT- THANKS FOR LETTING ME TRY YOUR RECIPE- Read More
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