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.)
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 Parfaits with Cheddar Bunnies
Recipe developed for Annie’s Homegrown
- 2 chicken breasts
- marinate: juice from 1 lemon, salt, pepper, 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken
- 6 oz goat cheese
- 1/4 cup organic greek yogurt
- juice from 1/2 a lemon
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 T fresh chives
- cherry tomatoes
- slivered almonds
- cheddar bunnies
- 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.
- 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!
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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.