Savory Parfaits with Cheddar Bunnies

by Megan on January 5, 2015

Savory Chicken Salad Parfait // take a megabite

If I bring my lunch to work, I like it in a jar. Preferably layered real cute-like. Good-lookin stacked salads make for a fun desk lunch. Way more fun than handfuls of granola and granola bars and weird snacks from the basement store that also sells enchiladas with fries on the side. (I ain’t mad at that.)

Savory Chicken Salad Parfait // take a megabite

My favorite chicken salad is creamy with Greek yogurt and whipped goat cheese. No mayo in sight. That stuff creeps me out, ya know? I only like it if it’s called aioli and has artichokes in it. Man… I’m sounding real high-maintenece in this post… but I bet some of you can relate!

So I like to make up a batch of this chicken salad and layer it in a jar with slivered almonds, spinach, tomatoes, and cheddar bunnies. Follow your heart and add some avocado. Maybe cucumber. Go crazy and toss some roasted red peppers or chick peas in there. This salad is your oyster, or your lunch, or your new favorite, maybe?

Savory Chicken Salad Parfait // take a megabite

Savory Parfaits with Cheddar Bunnies
Recipe developed for Annie’s Homegrown

chicken prep:

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • marinate: juice from 1 lemon, salt, pepper, 1/4 cup olive oil

chicken salad:

  • 2 1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 6 oz goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup organic greek yogurt
  • salt/pepper
  • juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 T fresh chives
  • cherry tomatoes
  • spinach
  • slivered almonds
  • cheddar bunnies

Directions:

  1. Marinate chicken in lemon juice, salt, pepper and olive oil for 30 minutes. Meanwhile preheat your oven to 350F. Transfer chicken to a greased foil-lined baking sheet. Bake until cooked though (20-30 minutes depending on thickness). Cool completely. Chill for an hour or overnight. Cube.
  2. Stir cubed chicken together with goat cheese, organic greek yogurt, salt, pepper, lemon juice, garlic and chives. Layer in a jar or cup with spinach, cherry tomatoes, slivered almonds and cheddar bunnies. Serve!

Yay! Click HERE for a printable recipe.

Full disclosure: I was given payment from Annie’s Homegrown to develop and post this tasty recipe. While this is true, all the opinions above are my own. I really think we should live our lives with bunnies in our savory snacks. So, thanks so much for supporting the sponsors that help make this blog of mine possible.

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Tori@Gringalicious.com January 5, 2015 at 7:25 am

You don’t sound high-maintenance and I totally agree with you on the mayo. This is so cute and it looks delicious. I love meals in a jar and I love the bunny crackers! Pinned!

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Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures January 5, 2015 at 10:04 am

What a fun lunch idea! You don’t sound high maintenance at all!

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Jessica | A Happy Food Dance January 5, 2015 at 11:29 am

This has all the right things going on – I kinda want to eat it for breakfast

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Darcie [Darcie Bakes] January 5, 2015 at 12:48 pm

I would have never even thought to make a savory parfait! Looks like an awesome, non-sad desk lunch. 🙂

PS: It was super cool to meet you in Nashville! So random. Hope you enjoyed Nashville + the rest of your trip. 🙂

PSS: If you ever find yourself in St. Louis, let me know. I’ve got plenty of food/beer recommendations for ya since I’m living here now.

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Kathryn January 5, 2015 at 1:17 pm

bunny snacks and lunch in a jar? what’s not to love!

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Nicole January 5, 2015 at 2:13 pm

Savory parfaits! I’m into it! I’d totally cheat on mayo with that yogurt/goat cheese situation.

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jenna @ just j.faye January 6, 2015 at 1:34 am

These look both delicious and adorable. The best type of food, yes?

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Liz @ Floating Kitchen January 6, 2015 at 8:59 am

This is such a fantastic idea. Love love love. And also, big mayo hater right here. I always swap it out for yogurt or something similar. It gives me the creeps! XO

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lynn @ the actor’s diet January 6, 2015 at 2:44 pm

BEYOND cute. I do have a soft spot for salads and bunnies.

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Jordina January 6, 2015 at 4:37 pm

I totally love this idea!

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thenik January 6, 2015 at 9:26 pm

That yogurt/goat cheese situation! YES! YES! Also WAY cute.

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Coty and Mariah |Quirks and Twists| January 8, 2015 at 6:20 pm

I love when food is fun! And lets face it, those cheddar bunnies are da bomb. Can’t wait to try.

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