Broccoli Slaw Salad in a Jar

This Broccoli Slaw Salad in a Jar is the perfect packable lunch! Transform leftover chicken into an easy, healthy lunch option that can be prepped ahead of time for a busy week!

Thanks to Mann’s for sponsoring this post. 

Hi friends!

Welcome to 2018! I thought I would pop in to help you get the new year off on the right foot by introducing you to this delicious Broccoli Slaw Salad in a Jar. When my friends at Mann’s Fresh Vegetables reached out about partnering with me to share a recipe using one of their delicious Veggie Slaw Blends, I jumped at the chance!

Their Veggie Slaw Blends include 4 great options:

  • Broccoli Slaw (broccoli, carrots and red cabbage)
  • Kale Beet Blend (kale, golden beets, kohlrabi and red cabbage)
  • Power Blend (brussels sprouts, napa cabbage, kohlrabi, broccoli, carrots and kale)
  • Rainbow Salad (cauliflower, carrots, broccoli & red cabbage)

I was lucky to get to sample all of them but the broccoli slaw really jumped out at me and I knew it would be perfect for the recipe I had in mind.

You guys know that I’m not a huge salad lover. I just don’t love lettuce. A salad has to have a lot of REALLY good toppings for me to get on board with it. But a lettuce-less salad? Now you’re speaking my language!

The salad in a jar trend has been around for a while now, but if you still haven’t jumped on board, this is just the recipe to get you started. If you’re already a salad in a jar lover, add this to your repertoire.

It’s a combination of chicken (you can use rotisserie chicken, pulled chicken or any sort of leftover chicken really), roasted sweet potatoes, red peppers, hard boiled eggs, broccoli slaw and a super simple homemade honey mustard dressing.

You can prep several salads at the beginning of the week, pop them in the fridge and enjoy one every day for lunch! The dressing goes at the bottom with the chicken and almost acts as a marinade the longer the salad sits. The broccoli slaw goes on top so it stays fresh and crunchy. No soggy salads here!

When you’re ready to eat, simply turn the jar upside down and give it a good shake to dump everything into a big bowl and eat!

Here are your directions:


Broccoli Slaw Salad in a Jar

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This Broccoli Slaw Salad in a Jar is the perfect packable lunch! Transform leftover chicken into an easy, healthy lunch option that can be prepped ahead of time for a busy week!

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Yield: serves 2



  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 68 ounces cooked chicken (rotisserie, pulled, diced, leftover)
  • 1.5 cups roasted sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped red peppers
  • 3 hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • 2 cups Mann’s Broccoli Cole Slaw


In a small bowl, mix olive oil, mustard, lemon juice and honey and whisk until well mixed. Taste and add more honey if needed. 

Divide dressing evenly between two large mason jars. 

Add 3-4 ounces of chicken to each jar. 

Add half the sweet potatoes, red peppers and hard boiled eggs (in that order) to each jar. 

Top each jar with 1 cup broccoli slaw. 

Store in the fridge. 

To serve, dump contents of jar into a large bowl, toss with a fork or spoon and enjoy.


You could easily use storebought honey mustard dressing. 

You could also layer the ingredients in a jar and pack the dressing separately. 

You could also use Mann’s Sweet Potato Cubes to make things even easier!

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Simple right? Perfect for leftover chicken OR food prep. You can specifically prep a batch of these salads during your food prep window to keep lunch time as stress-free as possible!

One note- This is a thicker dressing and some of it may get stuck in the bottom of the jar because it will thicken as it sits in the fridge. You can either pour everything in a bowl then stir the chicken around in the dressing that sticks to the bottom and scoop it out, or you can keep the dressing in a separate container and add it just before eating. You could also add a tiny bit of water to the jar after you’ve dumped everything out to thin up the remaining dressing and make it easier to pour.

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