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Healthy "Fried" Chicken Sandwich

Healthy "Fried" Chicken Sandwich with 3-Ingredient Ranch

Healthy “fried” chicken sandwich with a panko crusted chicken cutlet, homemade healthy, 3-ingredient ranch sauce, toasted buns & piled with thinly sliced red onion, tomato and arugula for a delicious, easy chicken sandwich without the deep-fryer!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 4


  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4 brioche buns
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1-2 tsp Simply Organic Peppercorn Ranch seasoning
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced very thinly
  • 1 beefsteak tomato, sliced
  • Arugula


  • Take the chicken breast and slice it lengthwise (similar to butterflying it) so that there are two, equal-sized, thin cutlets. Then cut those in half again, height wise, so that you have 4 semi square/round pieces of chicken.
  • Using a meat hammer (use a large glass if you don’t have one), gently pound the meat so that it is about ½ inch thin.
  • In a shallow bowl, whisk the egg. On a separate plate, spread out the panko and season with the salt and pepper.
  • Take the chicken cutlets and dip them in the egg, then coat in the panko, shake off excess and place on a separate plate.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes- it may get smoky, so turn on your oven fans/open a window. Add 2 tbsp oil (a thin layer) and add the chicken cutlets. Allow to cook for 2.5-3 minutes per side, until golden brown.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the plain Greek yogurt, ranch seasoning and lemon juice.
  • Before assembling the sandwich, toast the buns face down in a pan over medium heat for a minute or so. Keep your eye on it. Smear both side of the bun with the homemade ranch then place the chicken, tomato, red onion and arugula on top.