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

Ultimate E Sandwich | THM: E

For the longest time, I avoided making myself E sandwiches because I simply couldn’t load them up with enough moisture for my liking without turning my meal into a Crossover. Pre-THM, I was the girl who loaded her bread with mayo, butter, and cheese. Lettuce, mustard, and meat were more like after thoughts. 😀

My sandwich conundrum changed, however, when I first made a Fuel Pull copy-cat version of Swiss Chalet’s famous sauce. American friends, Swiss Chalet is a Canadian restaurant chain that specializes in rotisserie chicken and all its variations…similar to Chick-Fil-A, I would guess.

The “Secret Sauce.” 

Recently, I made the sauce a little thicker by whisking in a little more xanthum gum. This turned out to be the perfect condiment for an E sandwich! It’s absolutely loaded with flavor, and because it’s a Fuel Pull, you can be as generous with it as you want! Now I can douse my sprouted bread with moisture in still stay in an E setting. One batch of sauce provides one week of amazing sandwiches and makes it so easy to get in an E a day.

To me, the ultimate E sandwich consists of:

  • two slices of sprouted bread (Silver Hills)
  • one wedge of Laughing Cow Cheese (Creamy Swiss Herb & Garlic, or Creamy Swiss French Onion)
  • cucumber slices
  • leftover cooked chicken breast
  • Boston leaf lettuce
  • a tablespoon or two (or three, four) of copy-cat Swiss Chalet sauce
  • optional: mustard
  • optional: tomato slices

Here’s how I put it together:

  1. Spread one slice of sprouted bread with Laughing Cow wedge. Arrange shredded, cooked chicken breast on the other slice and pour copy-cat Swiss Chalet sauce over top. Heat in oven or toaster oven at 350 F for 5-7 minutes, or until cheese is melted and chicken is heated through.
  2. Place cucumber slices, lettuce, mustard and tomato slices over top of the chicken slice and top with toasted Laughing Cow slice.
  3. Pour more Swiss Chalet sauce over top of the entire sandwich, if desired, and enjoy immediately!

You can get the “secret sauce” right here: Copy-cat Swiss Chalet Sauce.