Quinoa Chicken Salad in a Mason Jar

Quinoa Chicken Salad in a Mason Jar

Say “good-bye” to the sad desk salad, say “hello” to this gorgeous, satisfying Quinoa Chicken Salad in a Mason jar.

This simple recipe is a snap to meal prep, so you’ll have four awesome desk salads for the week in no time.

4.18 from 86 votes

Quinoa Chicken Salad in a Mason Jar

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 424 kcal


  • 3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. raw honey (or pure maple syrup)
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 4 cups sliced cucumbers
  • 4 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 3 cups grilled chicken breast boneless, skinless, sliced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese


  1. To make dressing, combine vinegar, lemon juice, and honey in a medium bowl; whisk to blend.

  2. Add mustard; mix well.

  3. Slowly add oil while whisking; mix well. Evenly divide dressing between 4 one-quart Mason jars. Set aside.

  4. Evenly layer quinoa, cucumbers, tomatoes, chicken, and cheese on top of dressing in jars. 

  5. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Shake before serving. 

  6. Variation (Add 1 green container per serving): Add 4 cups fresh baby spinach. 

Recipe Notes

*Nutritional information (per serving) does not include spinach.

Nutrition Facts
Quinoa Chicken Salad in a Mason Jar
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 424 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 106mg 35%
Sodium 302mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 9g
Protein 43g 86%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

P90X/P90X2 Portions
½ Dairy
1 Protein
½ Grain Carb
2 Vegetable
1 Condiment

P90X3 Portions
3 Carb
1 Protein
2 Fat

Body Beast Portions
1½ Starch
4 Vegetable
2 Fat
2 Protein

Container Equivalents
2 Green
1 Red
1 Yellow
½ Blue
1 tsp.

2B Mindset Plate It!
A great lunch option. Replace quinoa with more veggies for dinner.