This meal recreates a bariatric friendly and healthy version of ‘fried’ chicken and teaches you how to make a great tasting fat free fresh Ranch Dressing instead of using the junk in a bottle! 

Week 2, Meals for Losing Weight


Pecan Crusted ‘Fried’ Chicken

A one pound package of Chicken Tenders

1 egg plus 1 tablespoon water, well beaten in shallow dish

1/2 cup very finely chopped pecans seasoned with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper in a shallow dish

2 tablespoons olive oil

Coat chicken tenders in egg and roll in seasoned pecans. Pan sautè in olive oil in a non stick pan over medium high heat until browned and just cooked through – 2 minutes per side. Allow to cool/rest while making dressing and assembling salad.


Ranch Yogurt Dressing

1 package Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing powder

1 cup yogurt

2 teaspoons Hellmann’s Light Mayonnaise

Blend the ranch powder, yogurt and mayo in a small bowl until smooth. Add water to thin to thick dressing consistency. Chill.

Fried Chicken Salad with Ranch Yogurt Dressing

Lay out a bed of fresh baby greens, a few olives, grape tomatoes, sliced mushrooms or anything you like in your crisp fresh salad. Slice and arrange a chicken tender on top and spoon over some of your homemade ranch dressing.


8 thoughts on “‘Fried’ Chicken Salad with Ranch Yogurt Dressing

    • Susan Maria Leach says:

      Laurie, posting a question to a fried chicken salad recipe is probably not the best way to go, but on the side of the page is a NEED HELP button and there is also a CONTACT US tab that goes directly to our Customer Service people. They will be able to help you immediately! I am sorry you are frustrated, let us help you. 🙂

    • Alison Garcia says:

      Hi Julie, Fage is perfect, but any plain Greek yogurt will do. Most of the values of the plain Greeks are very similar.

  1. Junie says:

    Why is there no nutritional information listed with the recipes? Calories, protein, carbs, etc., or am I just missing them?? I would be interested in that information, including serving size. Is the fried chicken with ranch dressing one serving?? Please advise.

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