Chinese Chicken Salad in a Jar
Recipe type: Salad
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Serves: 1 quart sized
Salad in a jar is a good make ahead lunch and keeps for a few day in the fridge.
  • ¼ to ⅓ cup of the Asian flavored salad dressing.
  • 7 whole grape tomatoes on the bottom of the jar.
  • ¼ cup of julienne carrots were evenly distributed on top of that.
  • ½ cup chopped cucumbers were next.
  • ½ cup chopped cooked chicken
  • ½ (11 ounce) can of mandarin oranges in light syrup, drained
  • ¼ cup blanched broccoli florets broken into small pieces
  • 3 large radishes halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 green onions (white and green parts) thinly sliced
  • chopped romaine lettuce to fill jar nearly to the top
  • 1 handful of bean sprouts
  • ½ cup of crunchy chow mein noodles.
  1. Layer all ingredients, except chow mein noodles, in order listed above into jar. Keep it upright and store in fridge until ready to serve or pack into a lunch box with an ice pack.
  2. Pack chow mein noodles in a small baggie to sprinkle on the salad when served.
  3. Invert the salad in a jar to distribute the dressing and then pour into a bowl to serve.
  4. Sprinkle chow mein noodles on top.
Recipe by Patty Cake's Pantry at