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Ranch Chicken Jar Salads

Ranch chicken jar salads are made with healthier ingredients including homemade ranch dressing, baked chicken breast, and tons of veggies! Low carb and GF.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, jar salad,, low carb
Servings: 4
Calories: 417kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast (cut into bite-sized pieces; roughly 2 large chicken breasts)
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/2 cup homemade ranch dressing
  • 4 cups romaine lettuce (washed, dried, and cut into bite-sized pieces)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup cucumbers (cut into rounds)
  • 1 bell pepper (chopped into small pieces)
  • 1 cup mozarella (shredded)

To serve (optional)

  • 1 cup tortilla strips

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large nonstick pan.
  • Add the chicken, season with salt & pepper, and cook for 5-7 minutes, until cooked though and no pink remains. Set aside to cool.
  • While chicken is cooking, stir together homemade ranch dressing.
  • Portion: Add 2 tablespoons of ranch dressing to the bottom of four 1-pint mason jars. 
    Add cooled chicken on top, then bell peppers, cheese, tomatoes and cucumbers. 
    Press the romaine lettuce into the top of the jar, then seal.

Storage

  • Store for up to 4 days in the fridge. 
  • To serve: shake jars out into a clean jar. OR if you prepare in 1-quart jars, you can shake the jar up and eat right out of the jar.

Notes

Nutritional information excludes optional toppings.

Nutrition

Serving: 1jar | Calories: 417kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 645mg | Potassium: 764mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 5455IU | Vitamin C: 51.8mg | Calcium: 181mg | Iron: 1.6mg