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Thai-Inspired Chicken Quinoa Salad in a Jar

Incredible Thai-inspired chicken quinoa salad paired with a sweet & savory peanut dressing! This flavorful Thai-inspired chicken salad is packed with fresh mango, crunchy veggies, cashews, and curry marinated chicken for a delicious meal prep lunch.

Course Dairy Free, Dinner, Gluten Free, Lunch, Meal Prep, Salad
Cuisine American, Asian
Keyword thai chicken quinoa salad, thai chicken salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 633 kcal
Author Monique Volz of AmbitiousKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons peanut dressing*
  • ¼ cup diced red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onion
  • 1 large carrot, shredded or cut into matchsticks
  • ½ cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 tablespoons diced cilantro
  • cup diced mango
  • 1 cup diced or shredded grilled or baked chicken breast* (see notes for the perfect marinade)
  • 1-2 cups chopped romaine
  • 1/4 cup roasted cashew halves or honey roasted peanuts

Instructions

  1. Make the mason jar salad by adding the ingredients to a 16 ounce mason jar (or equivalent) in the following order: dressing, bell pepper, green onion, shredded carrots, cooked quinoa, cilantro, mango, chicken breast, romaine, cashews. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days until you’re ready to eat. When ready to eat, simply pour ingredients into a bowl or onto a plate and enjoy! Feel free to double the recipe to make 2 mason jar salads.

Recipe Notes

To make vegetarian: simply omit the chicken and add 1 cup of chickpeas or 1 cup of cooked, cubed tofu. Learn how to grill tofu here!

*Feel free to use a store-bought peanut dressing if you’d like.

**We recommend marinating your chicken in this curry tahini marinade before baking or grilling it.

Learn how to grill chicken here, how to bake it here, and see the full post for tons of different ways to customize this salad!

Nutrition Facts
Thai-Inspired Chicken Quinoa Salad in a Jar
Amount Per Serving (1 salad (with peanut dressing))
Calories 633 Calories from Fat 166
% Daily Value*
Fat 18.4g28%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Carbohydrates 29.7g10%
Fiber 9.2g38%
Sugar 18.4g20%
Protein 45.8g92%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.