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!
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.