Asian Chicken Zoodle Salad

Meal Prep Salad Jars! Gluten Free & Dairy Free

Something about Spring that has me craving all of the bright and colourful veggies and salads right now!

I LOVE a good meal prepped salad. Whether you’re enjoying it from a fun jar or your old faithful Tupperware, having a meal jam packed with bright veggies and lots of flavours to me is an instant mood booster…bonus that it’s full of healthy, clean ingredients like my Best Ever Peanut Satay Sauce.

I’ll be honest, when I was first putting together this recipe for you I had imagined putting rice noodles in it but I just so happened to have some zucchini noodles in my fridge. Am I ever glad that I did! They offer just the right crunch and sitting next to the satay sauce, they soak up all those yummy flavours – not to mention an extra healthy options with extra nutrients!

And just because we’re friends, I’ll let you in on a Pro Tip – How you layer your jar salad makes all the difference. Especially when making ahead for the week! Ever get excited about your prepped jar meal to open it up to soggy spinach and less than crunchy veggies? It happens to the best of us…

HOW TO LAYER YOUR JAR SALAD

1. Add your salad dressing or sauce

2.Then your less absorbent veggies like zoodles, noodles, beans, lentils, nut & seeds

3.Proteins & Dairy or Dairy Substitutes

4.Produce, like diced or shredded veggies

5.Leafy veggies, like spinach and kale

There you have it! Jarring salads for success my friends!


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Asian Chicken Noodle Salad

Easy meal prep salads you can take with you! Loaded with colourful veggies, creamy coconut slow cooker chicken and tangy peanut satay sauce!

  • Author: Tanya Bates
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 60
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 5 Jars

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 3 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Can of Organic Full Fat Coconut Milk
  • 1 Cup of Cilantro + 1/4 Cup for Garnish
  • 1 Tbsp of Crushed Garlic
  • 1 Inch Piece of Ginger Grated
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp of Fine Grey Sea Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp of Pepper
  • Juice of Half a Lime

Peanut Satay Sauce

  • 1/3 Cup + 1 Tbsp Smooth Peanut Butter {I used Skippy – Unsweetened, Unsalted}
  • 1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Tamari
  • 1/2 Tsp of Sriracha
  • 1/4 Tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1/4 Tsp Garlic Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 1/2 Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp of Hot Water {This will make it thicker (good for dipping) But you can add more if you want more of a sauce}

Salad 

  • 340g 0r Roughly 1 Cup of Zoodles (Zucchini Noodles)
  • 2 Green Onion Chopped
  • 1 Tbsp of Toasted Sesame Seeds
  • 2 Large Carrots Peeled and Grated
  • 1 Cup of Shredded Red Cabbage
  • 1 Cup of Greens (I used a Spinach & Kale Mixture)

Instructions

  1. Place chicken and all of the ingredients for chicken in a slow cooker for approximately 1 Hour or until fully cooked on the High Setting (Depending on your slow cooker it may take more or less time)
  2. Mix all of the Peanut Satay Sauce ingredients in a medium sized bowl and add hot water. Stir well until fully combined and smooth sauce is formed. You may want to add a bit more water if the sauce is really thick.
  3. Once fully cooked, removed chicken from slow cooker and transfer to a medium sized bowl. Using two fork, pull chicken breasts apart to make shredded chicken, adding the additional chopped cilantro and mix
  4. While the chicken is cooling slightly chopped up salad ingredients
  5. Place jars out and start by adding distributing the peanut sauce evenly between the jars, then add the zoodles (they will stay crisp but soak up the sauce), add sesame seeds and green onion, then add a layer of chicken followed by the cabbage, shredded carrot and salad mix
  6. Cover jars or containers and keep in the fridge for up to 5 days, remove lid and stir with fork and enjoy!

Notes

*You’ll need at least 5 Large Glass Jars or Storage Containers – Depending on the size of your jars you may have more or less but the intent is to have 5 meals ready for the week!

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Love this idea! The jars seem like such a fun way to meal prep!

    1. Thanks Helene! I agree, the jars just make it more fun!

  2. This looks amazing… made my mouth water!

    1. Thanks Tat! You should try it out – great for lunches 🙂

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