Chicken Ranch Sandwich | THM: E

We’ve been enjoying this Chicken Ranch Sandwich for lunch so much lately, I thought it deserved it’s own blog post! 

You do not have to suffer through a boring, dry sandwich to stay in E mode! This Chicken Ranch Sandwich is so flavorful and moist, you won’t even miss the butter, cheese, and mayo.

Sometimes I add healthy fats to my hubby’s sandwich when he’s feeling a Crossover, but he usually prefers this Chicken Ranch Sandwich as an E! 

Two tablespoons of the Fuel Pull Pickle Juice Ranch Dressing is what makes this sandwich shine. It takes the place of butter and mayo and adds a perfect level of creaminess and tang to the crunch and milder flavors of cucumber and lettuce. 

Toasting the bread first gives you a sturdy structure on which to spread the Pickle Juice Ranch Dressing. It holds up wonderfully to the moisture, absorbing the flavor without becoming soggy or falling apart.

Layering on several slices of lean meat (I use 2 slices of smoked chicken breast, and one slice of deli black forest ham) also adds to the moisture and protein content. 

Add a little mustard, and a slice of tomato and you’ve got a lean sandwich “fit for a King” (my hubby’s words, not mine!). 

Since this Chicken Ranch Sandwich is an E, you can enjoy it on its own as a portable lunch option, pair it with an E soup (we love Spicy Sweet Potato Soup!), or serve it with a piece of fruit, such as an apple or an orange. 

Yield: 1 serving

Chicken Ranch Sandwich | THM: E

Chicken Ranch Sandwich | THM: E

This lean Chicken Ranch Sandwich is so full of flavor, you won't even miss the butter, mayo, or cheese! A wonderful, portable Trim Healthy Mama E lunch, perfect for serving with soup and fruit, if you desire.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 slices sprouted bread (or whole-grain sourdough)
  • 2 tbsp Pickle Juice Ranch Dressing
  • 2 slices deli chicken breast
  • 1 slice deli ham
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • lettuce or spinach leaves
  • cucumber slices
  • tomato slice (optional)

Instructions

  1. Toast slices of bread. Pour and spread Pickle Juice Ranch dressing on one slice. Top with chicken breast, ham, mustard, lettuce, cucumber, tomato, and second slice of bread. Cut in half and enjoy! Serve with carrot sticks, an E soup, or a fruit if desired.

Don’t miss our other favorite E sandwich! 

Ultimate E Sandwich

Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad | THM: S, Keto, GF

Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad is my new favorite way to fill a lettuce wrap! Paired with thinly sliced fresh tomato and mustard, this deliciously high-flavor, high-protein chicken salad makes a wonderful, easy low-carb lunch! 

A THM S, this Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad is also gluten-free and Keto compatible. 

I promised my favorite way to use the Pickle Juice Ranch Dressing I shared earlier this week…welp, this Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad is it!

You need 1 cup of it in this recipe, but if you prefer Rohnda’s Ranch Dressing, that works just as well here! It all depends on whether you want to keep your grams of fat in check (Pickle Juice Ranch Dressing is lighter, as far as calories go). 

Counting the Pickle Juice Ranch Dressing as 1 ingredient, this Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad only contains 5 of them!

  • Cooked chicken (breasts or thighs, it doesn’t matter)
  • Pickle Juice Ranch Dressing
  • Cooked and crumbled bacon
  • Grated cheddar
  • Freshly snipped chives 

Mix it altogether in a bowl and you’re done! 

I love this chicken salad in a lettuce wrap for the “crunch” and freshness factor, and it’s a great way to get in your greens. Or, if you want a more portable lunch, you can also fill a low-carb wrap (Mission wraps are my favorite brand!) with this Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad and enjoy it that way. 

Yield: 5 cups

Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad | THM: S, Keto, GF

Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad | THM: S, Keto, GF

Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad is my new favorite way to fill a lettuce wrap! Paired with thinly sliced fresh tomato and mustard, this deliciously high-flavor, high-protein chicken salad makes a wonderful, easy low-carb lunch! A THM S, this Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad is also gluten-free and Keto compatible. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cooked and cubed chicken
  • 1 cup Pickle Juice Ranch Dressing (or other on-plan ranch dressing)
  • 1 cup bacon crumbles
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar
  • 1 tbsp freshly snipped chives

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a bowl and stir to combine. Stir in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Serve in lettuce wraps.

Pickle Juice Ranch Dressing | THM: FP

There’s Ranch Dressing, and then there’s pickle juice Ranch Dressing! This wonder ingredient does so much more than provide amazing flavor to North America’s favorite salad dressing:

  • it takes the yogurtiness out of the high-protein, low-fat dressing
  • it thins out an otherwise thick dressing and makes this recipe a Fuel Pull
  • it increases the amount of probiotics in the dressing if you use the juice from lacto fremented pickles like Bubbies
  • it makes use of the pickle juice left over in a jar that not everybody loves drinking straight up

Since there are only 1.7 grams of fat in two tablespoons of this Pickle Juice Ranch Dressing, you can have a 1/4 cup of dressing on a salad and still be under your 5 grams of fat limit for E and FP meals!

There’s no reason for your low-fat salads and sandwiches to be low in moisture and flavor…Pickle Juice Ranch Dressing easily fixes that problem.

Making this Pickle Juice Ranch Dressing could not be any easier. It’s just a matter of dumping a few everyday ingredients into the blender and blending until it’s smooth. Boom. Done. 

All you need to whip it up:

Pickle Juice Ranch Dressing keeps well in the fridge for a long time in a sealed jar or airtight container. Just give it a good shake or stir before using.

My favorite way to use it? In this Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad

Yield: 12 servings | 1.5 cups of dressing

Pickle Juice Ranch Dressing | THM: FP

Pickle Juice Ranch Dressing | THM: FP

Pickle juice makes this Ranch dressing extra special! It keeps the dressing low in fat, adds loads of flavor, and increases the number of probiotics! 1.7 grams of fat in 2 tablespoons of dressing allows you to amply coat your salad with flavor in both E and FP settings! Feel free to use 1/4 cup of dressing in both E and FP settings if you have no other source of fat in your meal.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup 0% Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1/3 cup dill pickle juice (use Lacto fermented pickles for probiotic benefits!)
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp mineral salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth, stopping to scrape sides of the blender if necessary.
  2. Dressing keeps well in the fridge for several days in an airtight container. Shake before use.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

Serving Size: 2 tbsp

Amount Per Serving: Total Fat: 1.7g