Green Garden Salad w/ Baked Chicken Tenders

Ready in 50 Minutes (10 Minutes Active Cook Time) 

Unpack Your Kit Ingredients

boneless chicken breast tenders (Smart Chicken)
breading mix (Happy Food Co.)
shredded parmesan cheese
garlic salt
granny smith apple
mixed salad greens
sliced green onions (Bates County Produce)
chopped zucchini
chopped green tomato
chopped cucumber
chopped sugar snap peas
chopped asparagus
organic pumpkin seeds
local sheep's milk cheese (Green Dirt Farm)
salad dressing (Garlic Expressions)

Grab Your Cookware and Staples

9x9 pan
baking sheet
large plate
cutting board and knife
large bowl
non-stick spray
salt and pepper

Step 1: Prepare the Chicken Tenders

PREHEAT the oven to 400 degrees.

PLACE the chicken tenders in a 9x9 pan and cover with buttermilk.

REFRIGERATE to soak for 30 minutes.

Step 2: Bake the Parmesan Crisps

While the chicken soaks…

SPRAY the baking sheet with non-stick spray.

SPRINKLE parmesan cheese in equal rounds on the baking sheet.

SEASON to taste with garlic salt and pepper.

BAKE for 10-15 minutes or until golden. (Keep an eye on the cheese to ensure that it doesn't over-brown.)

TRANSFER to a plate so you can reuse the baking sheet.


Step 3: Bread & Bake the Chicken Tenders

SPRAY the baking sheet again with non-stick spray.

SPREAD the breading mix on a large plate and mix well.

SEASON the chicken to taste with salt and pepper.

REMOVE the chicken from the buttermilk and coat both sides generously with breading.

ARRANGE the chicken on the baking sheet. Discard the leftover buttermilk and breading.

BAKE for 15 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees. (Due to the nature of our product, sizes and cook times may vary.)

Step 4: Mix the Salad

WASH and SLICE the apple into thin wedges. (We give it to you whole for optimal freshness.)

COMBINE all salad ingredients in a large bowl (except for the chicken and parmesan crisps).

Step 5: Serve It Up

SLICE the chicken tenders into bite-sized pieces.

SERVE the salad topped with chicken and parmesan crisps.

ENJOY all that green garden goodness!




★TIP: Please recycle your dinner kit packaging. Our containers are compostable and made from plant-based materials.

Good Food for Real People

At Happy Food Co., we source our ingredients from the finest local and regional suppliers so you can feel great about what you’re putting on the table.

We know that eating well is important to you, and we’re delighted to be part of your evening dinner. Hope you enjoy this meal as much as we loved designing it for you.

— Chef K


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