Cheesy Bacon and Chicken Stuffed Ciabatta Bread

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stuffed ciabatta bread recipe

Today, I’ve got a fantastic recipe that’s all about taking your snack game to the next level. You know those times when you’re munching on some crispy bread and a delicious dip? Well, we’re about to flip the script! Instead of dipping your bread into the goodness, we’re going to stuff that goodness right into the bread.

Here’s What You Need

  • Ciabatta Bread: The hearty base and container for our flavorful stuffing.
  • Chicken: Adds protein and a savory element to the stuffing.
  • Artichoke Hearts: Provide a unique, slightly tangy flavor and a pleasant texture.
  • Bacon: Adds smokiness and a crispy texture, complementing the other ingredients.
  • Fresh Parsley: Infuses a fresh, herbaceous aroma and a burst of color.
  • Cream Cheese: Creates a creamy, rich base that binds the stuffing together.
  • Green Onion: Offers a mild, fresh onion flavor and a subtle crunch.
  • Parmesan Cheese: Enhances the stuffing with a nutty, salty depth of flavor.
  • Mozzarella Cheese: Melts beautifully, adding gooey, cheesy goodness.
  • Salt & Pepper: Seasonings that elevate the overall taste and balance the flavors.

Let’s Cook!

Now that we’ve got all our ingredients lined up, let’s dive into how to make this mouthwatering stuffed ciabatta bread that’ll steal the show at your next gathering!

First things first, preheat your oven to a toasty 350°F (175°C). We want our ciabatta creation to come out perfectly golden and bubbling with cheesy goodness.

In a small bowl, get your creamy base ready. Combine the room-temperature cream cheese with the cooked chicken, chopped artichoke hearts, crumbled bacon, freshly chopped parsley, green onions, and the duo of Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses. Give it all a good mix, and don’t forget to season with a pinch of salt and a sprinkle of pepper. We’re creating a flavor explosion here!

Now, let’s prepare our ciabatta loaf. Slice it in half right down the center, creating two halves. But hold on, we’re not done yet! Carefully remove the insides of the bread, leaving about a quarter-inch of the crust intact. And don’t toss out that bread goodness; we’ll use some of it later for dipping!

With the ciabatta loaf hollowed out, it’s time to stuff it to the brim with our delicious mixture. Fill each half until they’re practically bursting with flavor.

Now, reunite the two halves of the loaf on a baking sheet. To give it that extra cheesy oomph, generously sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top. Our stuffed ciabatta bread is ready to hit the oven!

Bake it for about 15-20 minutes, or until that mozzarella cheese is irresistibly melted and golden. The aroma alone will have your Hungry People eagerly awaiting their first bite!

Once it’s out of the oven, let the bread cool for about 10 minutes. We want to avoid any cheese-related injuries here. Then, grab a sharp knife and cut into one-inch-thick slices. Serve them up warm, and watch as your friends and family devour this masterpiece!

Troubleshooting, Tips & Tricks!

  • Soften the Cream Cheese: To ensure a smooth and creamy filling, make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature before mixing.
  • Choose Quality Ingredients: Opt for high-quality bacon, cheeses, and chicken for the best flavor.
  • Season Thoughtfully: Taste your filling before stuffing to adjust salt and pepper as needed, ensuring a well-balanced flavor.
  • Uniform Stuffing: Distribute the stuffing evenly to ensure every bite is packed with flavor.
  • Secure the Bread: Press the two halves of the ciabatta loaf firmly together to prevent any filling from escaping during baking.
  • Watch the Oven: Keep a close eye on the oven during the final baking stage to avoid over-browning or burning the bread.
  • Cool Slightly: Let the stuffed ciabatta bread cool for a few minutes before slicing; this helps the filling set, making it easier to cut.
  • Serving Suggestions: Accompany the dish with a fresh salad or dipping sauces like marinara or ranch for a delightful contrast.
  • Customize: Feel free to add or substitute ingredients to suit your taste—spinach, roasted red peppers, or different cheeses can work wonders.
  • Leftover Love: If you have any leftovers, wrap them in foil and reheat them in the oven for a tasty snack the next day.

This Chicken, Artichoke, and Bacon Stuffed Ciabatta Bread is not just a snack; it’s a taste adventure. Perfect for parties, game nights, or simply treating yourself, this recipe is a must-try. It’s the kind of dish that turns a gathering into a feast!

And there we go Hungry People, a delicious, cheesy, and flavor-packed creation ready to grace your table and impress your taste buds.


Three Cheese Chicken & Artichoke Stuffed Ciabatta Bread

The Starving Chef
A delectable chicken, artichoke, and bacon stuffed ciabatta bread, oozing with creamy goodness and crispy flavors, perfect for any gathering or indulgent snack.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Bread, Finger Food, Quick & Easy
Servings 8


  • 1 ciabatta long loaf
  • 8 oz chicken cooked & chopped
  • 5 artichoke hearts chopped
  • 4 strips bacon cooked & crumbled
  • 5 tablespoons parsley
  • 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • ¼ cup green onion chopped
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • ¼ cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a small bowl, stir together the cream cheese, chicken, artichoke hearts, crumbled bacon, parsley, green onion, and Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Cut the ciabatta bread in half in the center of the loaf. Remove the inside of the bread, leaving about a quarter of an inch of breading left on the crust. Reserve half of the inside breading.
  • Use a spoon to fill the hollowed ciabatta loaf. Fill each half until completely stuffed.
  • Press the two halves of the loaf together on a baking sheet. Top the loaf with mozzarella cheese. Bake until the cheese is melted, for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Let the bread cool for about 10 minutes before cutting into one-inch-thick slices. Serve warm and enjoy!


Keyword artichoke, bacon, bread, cheese, stuffed
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