Creamy Citrus Chicken and Orzo Salad in a Jar Recipe

Photo Credit: Recipe Corner – Amanda Patton
Cook Time: N/A
Prep Time: 10 min
( Serves )
4 whole 12-ounce mason jars
2 cup orzo (cooked according to package directions)
1 whole chicken breast (grilled or poached)
2 whole roasted red peppers (diced)
1 cup red onion (finely chopped)
2 cup fresh spinach
Creamy Citrus Dressing:
2 tablespoon greek yogurt
1/4 cup orange juice
1 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper (to taste)
  1. To make dressing: In a small bowl, combine greek yogurt, orange juice, orange zest, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Whisk until well-combined. Set aside.
  2. Using a fork, shred grilled chicken into small pieces.
  3. Assemble each mason jar in the following order:
  • First (bottom) layer: 2 or 3 tablespoons creamy citrus dressing
  • Second layer: 1/2 cup roasted red peppers
  • Third layer: 1/4 cup red onions
  • Fourth layer: 1/2 cup orzo
  • Fifth layer: 1/4 cup shredded chicken
  • Sixth (top) layer: 1/4 cup spinach

4. Store in the refrigerator until ready to eat. When ready to serve, dump jar's content into a bowl, toss, and enjoy!

*Recipe Corner original recipe, developed by editor Amanda Patton.

Cost per serving: $4.50 (ingredients only, not including mason jars)

Nutrition Information
Calories: 475.00 Fat: 9.00 g