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Layered Quinoa Chicken Salad

Blogger Megan DeKok from Take a Megabite layers her favorite chicken salad with berries and grains in a tote-able jar.

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  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

Chicken Salad

4
boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked
1
shallot
1/2
cup plain Greek yogurt
5
oz goat cheese
Salt and pepper
Juice of 1/2 lemon

Salad Layers

1 1/4
cups fresh strawberries
1
avocado, pitted, peeled
1
cup slivered almonds
8
oz goat cheese
2
cups arugula
1 1/4
cups cooked quinoa
Juice of 1/2 lemon

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Directions

  • 1 Cut cooked chicken into bite-size pieces; place in large bowl. Using chopper, chop shallot until minced; add to chicken. Stir in yogurt, 5 oz goat cheese, the salt and pepper to taste and juice of 1/2 lemon. Set aside.
  • 2 Using chopper, chop strawberries, avocado and 1/2 cup of the almonds, rinsing chopper in between. Place in separate bowls.
  • 3 Roll 8 oz goat cheese into 1/2 teaspoon-sized balls; roll in chopped almonds to coat. Set aside.
  • 4 In 4 (18-oz) jars or containers, or 2 (26-oz) jars or containers, layer arugula, chicken salad, quinoa, strawberries and slivered almonds. Arrange goat cheese balls around perimeter. Top with avocado. Squeeze remaining 1/2 lemon over avocado. Sprinkle with additional salt and pepper. Cover; tote to lunch. Store in refrigerator.

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