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A chicken taco salad in a mason jar
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Chicken Taco Mason Jar Salads

Delicious and easy chicken taco mason jar salad that are great for on the go lunches or picnics.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Keyword chicken taco salad, Mason jar salads
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 306kcal
Author The Seasoned Mom


For the dressing:

  • ½ cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt can substitute with mayonnaise or sour cream
  • ½ cup taco sauce can substitute with your favorite salsa, but it will create a thicker and chunkier dressing, so you may need to thin it with a little bit of water or milk
  • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 12 ounces cooked diced Southwestern-seasoned chicken (I find this in the refrigerated section of my grocery store, but you can substitute with any cooked chicken that you season with a little bit of taco seasoning or southwest seasoning)
  • 1 cup black beans from a 15-ounce can, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup corn can use fresh, frozen, or canned & drained
  • 1 cup halved grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup 4 ounces Sargento® Fine Cut Shredded 4 Cheese Mexican
  • 4 16 ounce/pint-size wide-mouth jars*


  • Whisk together dressing ingredients in a small bowl until completely combined.
  • Place an equal amount of dressing at the bottom of each jar.
  • Divide remaining ingredients among the jars, layering in the following order: chicken, black beans, corn, cheese, tomatoes and lettuce. Twist on the top to seal your salads and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • When you’re ready to eat, just dump the jar onto a large plate or bowl and enjoy!


*If you want extra room for even more lettuce at the top, I suggest bumping it up to a quart-size jar.
Variations & Tips For This Chicken Taco Salad
  • Why not try adding some pickled jalapenos for a spicy kick
  • Bell peppers would be a nice addition
  • Try adding a few tortilla chips on top of the salad greens to act as croutons
  • Add extra spices to the dressing such as chilli powder and paprika
  • Remember to always add the salad dressing into the jar first followed by ingredients that won't go soft and get soggy such as vegetables and cheese.
  • Always add the salad greens and any croutons last


Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 1610mg | Potassium: 800mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 4840IU | Vitamin C: 9.7mg | Calcium: 403mg | Iron: 3mg