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Asian Chicken Mason Jar Salad with Peanut Dressing

Introducing this quick and easy Asian Chicken Mason Jar Salad with Homemade Peanut Salad Dressing! Easy meal prep, delicious flavors, and the perfect grab-and-go lunch for busy weekdays, fun family picnics, or to make a habit of healthy eating! 
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Lunch/Salads
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Asian Chicken Salad, mason jar salad
Servings: 4 salads


Mason Jar Salads

  • 1 pound chicken breast cooked and diced (1/4 pound per jar)
  • 8 cups mixed greens (2 cups per jar)
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion (2 tbsp per jar)
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots (2 tbsp per jar)
  • 1/2 cup diced cucumbers (2 tbsp per jar)
  • 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper (1 tbsp per jar)
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage (1/4 cup per jar)
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion (1 tbsp per jar)
  • 4 cuties (peeled)
  • 1/4 cup crispy chow mein noodles 1 tbsp per jar (or sub cashews)

Peanut Dressing

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter (for lower calorie mix powdered peanut butter with water)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 2 1/2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp maple syrup or honey for lower sugar use monk fruit syrup
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1-2 cloves garlic (finely minced)
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp sesame seed oil
  • 1-2 tbsp warm water (to get desired consistency)


  • Preperation: Chop the cooked chicken and the veggies.
  • Make The Dressing: In a bowl, prepare the dressing by adding in everything. Mix well until combined.
  • Assemble the Mason Jars: Start with a layer of Asian dressing at the bottom (about 2 tablespoons per jar). Add a layer of cucumbers, carrots, red bell peppers, red onions, and cabbage. Follow with layers of diced chicken, oranges, and green onions. Top with the lettuce and the crispy noodles.
  • Store: Seal the mason jars with lids and refrigerate until ready to eat. When ready to enjoy, add everything to a bowl and mix. I usually only make 4 jars at a time. I don’t refrigerate for more than 4 days because of the chicken.


Expert Tips

  • Quantities: Feel free to add more or less of each ingredient to each salad jar.
  • Ingredients: Other ingredients that might go well in this Asian Chicken Salad are chickpeas, toasted almonds, quinoa or farro, and celery. 

Recipe Variations

There are so many variations for mason jar salad recipes. Here are a few ideas to get you started if you find this meal prep method helpful. 
  • Southwest: Romaine lettuce, grilled chicken, corn, black beans, shredded cheddar cheese, tomatoes, avocado, and your favorite cilantro or creamy southwest dressing.
  • Big Mac Salad: Check out my recipe here for the most delicious Big Mac salad and homemade dressing!
  • Cobb: Iceberg lettuce, cherry tomatoes, red onion, feta cheese, chopped bacon, corn, hard-boiled eggs, grilled chicken, and homemade ranch dressing. 
  • Taco Salad: Make this taco salad with avocado ranch a mason jar salad by layering the ingredients in a mason jar, sealing it with a lid, and storing it in the refrigerator! 
  • Harvest Chicken Apple: This harvest salad features arugula, chicken, cranberries, walnuts, apples, and a honey lemon vinaigrette. 

Serving Tips

  • Pour the contents of the mason jar salad into a bowl and toss with the dressing. 
  • You can also shake the jar to mix in the dressing and eat directly from it! Be sure to close the lid tightly before shaking. 

Storage Tips

  • Store in the fridge, up to 4 jars at a time, and eat them within 4-5 days. 
  • These mason jar salads make for excellent meal prep as you can grab and go. 


Serving: 1salad | Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 1078mg | Potassium: 1047mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 4830IU | Vitamin C: 73mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 2mg