Buffalo Chicken Mason Jar Salads

Excellent use for leftover chicken! This salad adds the pop of the Buffalo sauce with the cool creamy ranch, blue cheese crumbles, and the crunch of the celery and carrot. It's your favorite wing night in a salad, so there's less guilt ... right?

1
Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 jars

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces cucumber ranch salad dressing

  • 2 tablespoons Buffalo-style hot pepper sauce (such as Frank's® RedHot)

  • 4 stalks celery, cut into 1/8-inch slices

  • 4 medium carrots, cut into 1/8-inch slices

  • 15 ounces cooked chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces

  • 10 cups salad greens

  • 1 ¼ cups crumbled blue cheese

  • ¾ cup croutons (Optional)

Directions

  1. Combine ranch dressing and hot sauce in a small bowl. Divide dressing equally between 5 wide-mouthed, quart-sized glass canning jars, forming the first layer. Add equal amounts of celery and carrots, forming the next 2 layers.

  2. Place 3 ounces of chicken in each jar. Top chicken with 2 cups of salad greens in each jar. Place 1/4 cup blue cheese on top of salad greens. Seal and refrigerate jars until ready to use.

  3. Divide croutons evenly into 5 small lidded containers. When ready to eat, dump jar contents and croutons into a bowl and toss.

Tips

Cook's Note:

Adjust the amount of hot sauce used to your liking. Make sure to pack the lettuce into the jar tightly to remove any air pockets. This will help ensure the salads stay fresh all week.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

631 Calories
48g Fat
16g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 631
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 48g 61%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 104mg 35%
Sodium 1387mg 60%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 26mg 130%
Calcium 301mg 23%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 870mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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