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Balsamic Chicken Berry Salad in a Jar

Flavorful chicken berry salad with creamy goat cheese, nutty quinoa, and a sweet & tangy raspberry vinaigrette. This summer chicken berry salad is a great way to use up fresh produce and is packed with protein & healthy fats. Add it to a mason jar or meal prep container for the ultimate meal prep lunch!

Course Dinner, Gluten Free, Lunch, Meal Prep, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword berry quinoa salad, chicken berry quinoa salad, chicken berry salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 653 kcal
Author Monique Volz of AmbitiousKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons raspberry vinaigrette*
  • ¼ cup quartered strawberries
  • ½ cup cooked quinoa
  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • 1 cup diced or shredded grilled or baked chicken breast** (see notes for the perfect marinade)
  • ¼ cup goat cheese crumbles
  • ½ avocado, diced
  • 2 tablespoons toasted almonds (we love toasted sliced almonds)
  • 1-2 cups arugula

Instructions

  1. Make the mason jar salad by adding the ingredients to a 16 ounce mason jar (or equivalent) in the following order: dressing, strawberries, cooked quinoa, blueberries, chicken, goat cheese, avocado, arugula, almonds. 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: sub 1 cup chickpeas or 1 cup cubed, cooked tofu.

*Feel free to use any berry vinaigrette you’d like, including store-bought.

**We also recommend marinating your chicken in the raspberry balsamic dressing before baking or grilling it, but that’s up to you.

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
Balsamic Chicken Berry Salad in a Jar
Amount Per Serving (1 mason jar salad (with 2 tablespoons raspberry balsamic))
Calories 653 Calories from Fat 328
% Daily Value*
Fat 36.4g56%
Saturated Fat 8.5g53%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 9.3g39%
Sugar 9.3g10%
Protein 45.5g91%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.