Who doesn’t love a great burger or sandwich, right? These Low Carb Bacon Ranch Chicken Sandwiches will satisfy any craving for hot chicken sandwich without the guilt. A great family friendly meal that will have everyone asking for seconds!
Popular Keto Crispy Chicken Cakes Make a Great Sandwich, Who Knew?
My Crispy Chicken Cakes are a family favorite here in our house. They went also took off and went viral over on Pinterest. So I’m guessing they are a hit with many of you as well. That makes my heart happy!
If you haven’t see the recipe I’m talking about, then let me do you a quick favor and tell you a little about them. These cakes are similar to tuna cakes but since we are not a fans of tuna cakes I created these chicken cakes one night.
Over the last few months, I ‘ve learned to pressure can chicken breasts in glass mason jars so we always use that for this recipe now, but the original recipe was written using canned chicken from the store for simplicity.
You can even use shredded chicken left over from a rotisserie chicken or dinner if you would like too. Both work great. You’ll just need about 3 to 4 cups of chicken. They are a great way to use up those left over chicken or turkey.
These chicken cakes are the star of this super simple recipe for Low Carb Bacon Ranch Sandwiches, so here is a look at what the chicken cake recipe calls for. You’ll find a link to the full recipe for these in the recipe card below.
HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED FOR THE CHICKEN CAKES :
You’ll only need six ingredients to make these tasty fried cakes. The exact measurements are included in the recipe card below but I’ll give you a quick look at what you’ll need:
Chicken breasts: I use canned chicken breast in this recipe, but again leftover chicken or turkey breast from your fridge will work also. Either one will make these chicken cakes come together super fast.
Egg Whites: I use egg whites in this recipe because I had a carton on hand and it saves a bit on fat and calories if that is something you monitor in your eating plan.
Chives or Green Onions: I always have dried chives in my pantry thanks to my dehydrator but you can find these on the spice aisle easily at Walmart for .97 and they add some great flavor. Sub some finely chopped green onions from the produce section if that is easier.
Cheeses: You find two types of cheese in this recipe, Monterey Jack and grated Parmesan. They add yummy flavor, as well as help the outer crispiness when frying these Crispy Chicken Cakes!
Trim Healthy Mama Baking Blend: I use this low carb baking blend as a binder along with the egg whites. In traditional cakes like this recipe, there is often a call for bread crumbs, but I’m keeping mine low carb and gluten-free so I like to sub the low carb baking blend. You can use almond meal in its place if you don’t have a baking blend mix on hand.
Seasoning: Choosing your spices can be a personal preference of course, but I like to use simple seasoning like salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. But I’ve also made these a couple of times and used a couple of tablespoons of a low carb homemade ranch mix which was amazing too!
What Kind of Buns Would Be Best for Low Carb Burgers or Chicken Sandwiches?
When it comes to low carb breads or buns there is a huge variety of store bought and homemade recipes out there to chose from. In my area here in Arkansas I can find low carb bread and hamburger buns at my local WalMart and Aldi.
Being able to purchase store bought low carb items is such a great convenience and I know it will help many of my readers that need that easy in this season of life. But like many products that are convenient these days, they often have some caveats.
In the case of the “Keto” buns and breads, they are low carb and pretty tasty, but they have some ingredients that may not fit your macros if you follow a stricter or cleaning plan.
Also, these types of buns would fall into the “personal choice” range of products if you follow Trim Healthy Mama. So keep that in mind when you check out these store bought options I list.
Store Bought and Online Bun Options Include:
- Aldi Keto Buns
- Walmart Keto Buns
- Low Carb Tortillas
- Low carb Sliced Breads
- Smart Buns (so good), Amazon
The buns I find and purchase from time to time at our local stores do contain wheat products so if you have a gluten intolerance definitely for making your own buns or check out the Smart Buns from Amazon.
The “Keto” buns at my WalMart and Aldi are going to run you roughly $4 to $5 for a pack of 8 buns, while the Smart Buns on the other hand (gluten free) can be ordered on Amazon and are little more steep at $11 or $12 bucks per box.
But they are worth it to my son and husband to have as a treat now and then because they love burgers, but I’ll let you decide which ones, if any, work best for your table and your budget.
We don’t always have the store bought buns on hand either so I’ve tested a few recipes I’ve found from bloggers around the internet and below you will find some that will work for my Low Carb Bacon Ranch Chicken Sandwiches.
Check Out These Keto & THM Bun Recipe Options:
- Keto Buns, by Big Man’s World
- Sourdough Buns (Higher Carb, THM “E”), by All Around The Family Table
- Keto Hamburger Buns, by Keto Connect
- Low Carb & THM “FP” Sandwich Rolls, by My Montana Kitchen
All of these rolls or buns are super tasty and would work amazingly well. The roll and bun recipes are great, just keep in mind that they will add cooking time to this recipe.
To save that time on the night you are serving these sandwiches I would highly suggest making them the day before.
The recipe for the chicken cakes makes 6 large chicken cakes so you may have to gauge how large or small you need to make the crispy chicken cakes depending on which recipe you make and how large or small they turn out.
What Kind of Toppings Can be Used on These Chicken Sandwiches?
The toppings for these chicken sandwiches are simple and delicious but there are many ways you can change them up. I bet some swiss cheese and mushrooms would be tasty.
(Funny Note: My husband and son help read over these posts for me, I bet they crinkled their noses at the mention of mushrooms, ha!)
My husband did suggested however, maybe caramelized onions and sugar free BBQ sauce would be good so I think that is the combo we’ll try the next time.
More options for toppings could include: buffalo sauce, jalapeno popper dip, a fried egg, ham and swiss cheese to get those Chicken Cordon Bleu vibes (yum), or maybe a slice of pineapple if you don’t mind the extra carbs for Hawaiian feel.
I really don’t think you could go wrong any way you top these sandwiches because they are delicious and I can’t wait to hear how you enjoy these and how you choose to top them!
Deliciously crispy chicken cakes served on your favorite low carb bun or wrap then topped with crispy bacon, veggies topping, and creamy Ranch.
Crispy Chicken Cakes & Toppings
- 1 batch of my Crispy Chicken Cakes
- 12 strips of bacon, fried
- 2 small tomatoes, sliced
- 1/2 to 1 small onion, sliced thin
- 6 large leaves of Green Lettuce (optional)
- Low Carb Ranch Dressing
Low Carb Buns or Wraps (personal choice)
- Prepare the Crispy Chicken Cake Recipe according to the recipe instructions.
- Cut the 12 strips of bacon in half cook until crispy. I do this in the oven as I fry up the chicken cakes to save time.
- Slice the tomatoes and onions and put them on a serving platter with the lettuce.
- Once the Crispy Chicken Cakes and the bacon are cooked assemble the Low Carb Bacon Ranch Sandwiches and serve hot.
- The chicken cakes can be made ahead and frozen for quick sandwiches on other nights. Just prepare the cakes and freeze raw or cook and freeze. I don't recommend freezing them on the buns or wraps.
For more information on buns or wrap options please see the blog post where I link to many options for store bought and recipes for THM & Keto options.
I am a southern girl through and through that loves to laugh, cook, read and spend time with family. My passions outside of home schooling my son are ministering to those in need and creating art in the kitchen! Every day is an adventure in our little house and I wouldn’t trade it or the chance to share here with you for anything!