Pecan Chicken Salad in a Jar

Pecan Chicken Salad in a Jar

Submitted by: American Pecan Council

Meal prep this pecan salad so you have a nutritious lunch ready all week! Wholesome ingredients coming with a pecan vinaigrette that’s packaged up in a glass jar for an easy and portable lunch!


  • Pecan Vinaigrette
  • 1/3 cup olive oil or pecan oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons pecan pieces
  • 2 tablespoons coarse grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon diced shallots
  • 1 tablespoon chives, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Pecan Salad in a Jar
  • 4 small or 2 large celery stalks, sliced
  • 1 cup chickpeas
  • 1 cup cooked chicken, chopped*
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup parsley leaves
  • 3 cups baby kale
  1. In a liquid measuring cup or small bowl, whisk together Pecan Vinaigrette ingredients. Divide vinaigrette evenly between 2 quart size jars (for large, main course sized salads) OR 4 pint size jars (for side dish sized salads).
  2. Divide the remaining salad ingredients evenly among the jars in the order listed. Secure lids and refrigerate until ready to eat or up to 4 days.
  3. To serve, pour salad jars into a bowl and toss lightly to combine dressing with salad. Enjoy! Serves 8.

Recipe notes: You can use rotisserie chicken to make prep even easier

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