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country chicken salad

Serves: 2 to 4

The key to this recipe is the rich and creamy buttermilk dressing and simple ingredients. When combined, this salad will have you craving a taste of summer all year long.


To prepare honey buttermilk dressing blend buttermilk, cider vinegar, honey, sour cream, Dijon mustard, until smooth, continue to blend and slowly add ½ cup oil until thick and creamy.


4 oz. lēf Farms Smooth blend
1 lb. boneless chicken tenders
1 cup buttermilk
2 cups breadcrumbs
1 cup flour
1 cup canola oil
4 slices bacon
½ cup shredded Contoocook Creamery cheddar cheese
1 cup frozen corn defrosted
½ cup honey buttermilk dressing

Honey Buttermilk Dressing Ingredients:

Makes 2 cups

1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
Pinch salt and pepper


To prepare honey buttermilk dressing blend buttermilk, cider vinegar, honey, sour cream, Dijon mustard, until smooth, continue to blend and slowly add ½ cup oil until thick and creamy. Next season both sides of chicken tenders with salt and pepper place in a zip lock bag with buttermilk, marinate overnight. In a very hot dry sauté pan toss corn until lightly toasted, set aside. Place bacon in a deep skillet and cook over medium high heat until evenly brown.  Heat canola oil in a deep fryer to 375°F. Remove tenders from buttermilk, reserve buttermilk for dipping. In one bowl pour breadcrumbs, in a separate bowl pour flour. Toss chicken in the flour, dip floured chicken in reserved buttermilk, and coat chicken with breadcrumbs. Fry breaded tenders in hot oil until golden brown on each side and the internal temperature reaches 165°F. Divide lēf Farms Smooth blend between 2 to 4 large dinner plates. Arrange fried chicken tenders on the greens. Garnish with bacon, cheese and corn. Dress with honey buttermilk dressing.

NH Food Bank Chef Jason
NH Food Bank Chef Paul

This recipe created for lēf by Chefs Jason, Paul and Moriah of the NH Food Bank

As the New Hampshire Food Bank’s culinary leaders, Chefs Jayson, Paul and Moriah not only create fresh and healthy meals for shelters, soup kitchens and after-school programs across the state, but they provide professional culinary training to help community members enter the hospitality market. It’s this commitment to New Hampshire that has helped forge a strong bond with lēf Farms, where we share the same love of community.


Sustainability & Our Mission to Grow Safe, Flavorful, Local Greens

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Lēf Farms is a local New England grower of fresh salad greens

Very few mouth-watering
salads start with a

seven day roadtrip.

Did you know that nearly 95% of the greens most people eat come all the way from California, Arizona and Mexico? That’s not exactly nearby, nor is it a recipe for freshness. Even many so-called “local” greens are really West Coast-grown — they just get new packaging slapped on at an East Coast repacking operation. After they’ve taken a long ride in the back of a shipping truck.

We think greens need to be grown where they’ll be eaten, so they hit your plate at the peak of freshness. That’s why all lēf greens are hydroponically grown right here in the heart of New England. They’ll get to you within 24 quick hours of being harvested. And they’ll change your perception of just how fresh, healthy and flavorful local greens can actually be.

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