Course Salads
Difficulty Easy
Pulse Type Lentils
Specialty Diet Gluten Free
Recipe Contributed By Fit Foodie Finds

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Mason Jar Mediterranean Chicken Salad

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes


For the Mediterranean Lentil Mixture:

  • 1/2 cup lentils, uncooked
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup onion, red; diced
  • 1 cup tomatoes, cherry; quartered
  • 1 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 cup olives, kalamata; sliced
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled

For the Chicken

  • 3 medium chicken breasts, (~3 oz each)
  • 1/2 tsp basil, dried
  • 1/2 tsp parsley, dried
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • olive oil, for the pan

For the Dressing

  • 1/3 cup lemon juice, (juice from 1 large lemon)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 tbsp honey

Additional Ingredients

  • 4 large handfuls spinach


For the Mediterranean Lentil Mixture

  • First, prep lentils by placing 1/2 cup lentils and 2 cups of water in a medium-size pot. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to low and let simmer for an additional 15 minutes. Remove from heat and drain remaining water and place in a tupperware and into the fridge to cool.
  • Next, prep veggies by dicing red onion, quartering cherry tomatoes, dicing cucumber, and slicing olives.
  • Once the lentils have cooled, mix all ingredients together and set aside.

For the Chicken

  • Preheat oven to 375ºF and rub a baking sheet with olive oil.
  • Next, place chicken breast on baking sheet and generously season each side with spices. Bake at 375ºF for 25-30 minutes depending on how thick the chicken breasts are. Place in a tupperware container and into the fridge to cool. once cooled, slice into bite-size pieces.

For the Dressing

  • Place all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk with a fork until combined.

For the Mason Jar Salad

  • Create your mason jar salad by placing 1/4 of the dressing at the bottom of each of the 4 jars. Then, place 1/4 of the diced chicken on top of the dressing. Add in a handful of spinach to each jar. Finish by adding the lentil mixture.