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Healthified Fried Chicken Salad & Yogurt Ranch Dressing

Make your own ranch dressing with organic spices and goat's milk yogurt for a healthier version of a classic comfort food like fried chicken on a delicious salad.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword fried chicken, goat's milk yogurt Ranch dressing, healthified fried chicken salad, salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Author Deana Larkin Evans


Ranch Spice Mix

  • 2 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp dried dill
  • 1 tbsp onion flakes
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried chives
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Ranch Salad Dressing

  • 3/4 cup plain goat's milk yogurt (Redwood Hill Farm)
  • 1 tbsp Ranch spice mix
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper

Fried Chicken Salad

  • lettuce
  • rainbow Carrots
  • tomatoes
  • Persian cucumbers
  • sweet mini bell peppers
  • asparagus
  • cooked lentil
  • pumpkin and sunflower seeds
  • fried crispy chicken tenders


  1. Mix together all of the spices to make homemade ranch spice mix. Keep in an airtight container or spice jar

  2. Combine the goat's milk yogurt and 1 tbsp of ranch spice mix. Add a little salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Mix together until well combined and store in the refrigerator until the salad is ready.

  3. Fry or cook up the chicken tenders. 

  4. Wash all the vegetables and then prep by slicing into bite size pieces.

  5. The asparagus can be cooked by blanching on the stove in a small saucepan or in the microwave. Add water and a little olive oil then cook for 3-4 minutes until bright green.

  6. Assemble the salads with lettuce, veggies, lentils, seeds, ranch dressing and the fried chicken. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  1. We buy organic gluten-free spices in bulk and make our own organic spice blends. Most of the vegetables, seeds and lentils are also organic as well. Chicken is organic and antibiotic-free.
  2. Instructions for making gluten-free fried chicken tenders can be found on this blog post: https://theweeklymenubook.com/2017/03/20/gluten-free-fried-chicken-tenders/.  You can brine in seasoned salt and water for only 20 minutes while you prep the salad.