If you’re looking for a delicious and healthy meal that’s both gluten-free and dairy-free, look no further than this Asian Chicken Jar Salad! This recipe is not only full of flavor but also easy to prepare, making it the perfect lunch or dinner option for anyone on the go. It’s also gluten-free and dairy-free! The homemade dressing I have paired with it is also perfection. By making your own dressing, you can also ensure that it’s free of any unwanted additives or allergens. Plus, by packing your salad in a jar, you’ll be able to take it with you wherever you go, making healthy eating easy and convenient!
Why You’ll Love This Asian Chicken Jar Salad
This salad is delicious!
It’s easy to make and store.
This salad is the perfect lunch prep for the week!
All you need for this recipe is a high-speed blender to make the dressing and a few ball jars for meal prep!
Ingredients Needed to Make This Asian Chicken Jar Salad
For the dressing:
Olive Oil: I like to make sure I am using a high quality and organic olive oil here. I like to use COOC certified olive oil because it goes through the most stringent testing. You can read more about that here if you’re interested.
Lemon: This gives the dressing a tart and light flavor!
Coconut Milk: I love the flavor of coconut milk in the dressing and I would not recommend swapping it for a different milk.
Coconut Aminos: This is a great way to add extra flavor without using soy sauce! I love getting staples like this from Thrive Market because they have the best deals! If you use my link, you get 40% off your first box!
Almond Butter: I would recommend using organic almond butter if possible! You could also swap this for cashew butter or sunflower butter if you need nut-free.
Ginger: Ginger has so many benefits and I love including fresh ginger in my recipes!
Garlic: Fresh garlic has so many benefits as well! You can use garlic powder here though if you do not have fresh garlic on hand!
For the salad:
Purple Cabbage: This gives the salad a nice crunch and some color!
Cucumber: The cucumber gives this salad a very fresh taste!
Carrots: If you want to make this quick and easy, you can grab a bag of shredded carrots. There is also the option to shred them yourself!
Mango: I love adding fruit into my salads!
Green Onions: These are great to add in for some extra flavor!
Shredded Chicken: My favorite hack for this is purchasing a rotisserie chicken because it makes this process so easy!
Greens: You can use any type of greens you prefer!
How to Make The Dressing
Combine all of the ingredients for the dressing in a high-speed blender. That’s it. Super simple!
How to Make The Asian Chicken Jar Salads
The most important hack for jar salads is to put the dressing on the bottom and the lettuce on the top. First, pour in the dressing, dividing it equally between four jars. Then, layer with purple cabbage, cucumber, shredded carrots, mango, green onion, chicken and lettuce.
Substitutions and Variations
If you do not feel like making homemade dressing, you can definitely purchase store bought dressing. To make this recipe nut-free, you can swap out the almond butter for sunflower butter.
Store these Asian Chicken Jar Salads in the fridge for up to 5 days!
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u003cbru003eHow to Make Delicious Asian Chicken Jar Salad
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 lemon
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
- 3 tbsp coconut aminos
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 purple cabbage, chopped
- 1 cucumber, chopped
- 1 bag shredded carrots
- 1 mango, chopped
- 3/4 cup green onions
- 1 rotisserie chicken (or a package of cooked chicken breasts)
- 1 package lettuce
- crispy rice noodles (optional)
- Make the dressing by combining all ingredients in a high-speed blender.
- Make salad jars by layering dressing, cabbage, cucumber, carrots, mango, green onions, chicken and lettuce.
- Store in fridge and enjoy!