Monday, February 20, 2017

Dry Chicken Salad Mix {Meal in a Jar}

Chicken salad is one of the many things that I love, but not so much anyone else in my family.  This mini meal in a jar option is perfect for small numbers, but you can definitely double or triple this recipe if you're feeding a lot.

Aside from the convenience of having ready made meals like this lining your shelves, these make excellent options for camping, hunting or 72 hour kits.  These can just as easily be put into mylar bags, or if you aren't worried about shelf life, a ziplock would work just fine.
For added convenience, you can add in the shelf stable mayo packets that you can find in the deli section of grocery stores if you are taking this to work, or on an outing where you don't have refrigeration.
Chicken salad in 5 minutes!
The shelf life of this chicken salad mix is 1 year (minus the mayo of course).  If you have a food saver with the ability to seal a mason jar or vacuum seal a mylar bag, you can extend the shelf life up to 15 years if kept in a cool, dry place.
You can use any brand of freeze dried or dehydrated foods here, but I've included links to the products that I personally use.  If interested, you can click here to find out more about how you can earn these products for free or half off.

Dry Chicken Salad Mix {Meal in a Jar}
Menu Managed Original

In a pint mason jar, layer in the following order:
1/3 c. dehydrated apples (or freeze dried), broken into pieces
salt and pepper to taste
Mayo packets, if adding, can be placed on the top.

To make:
Remove mayonnaise packets.
Add water to jar, until just barely beneath the top of the food.
Add the lid back to the jar and shake.
Let stand for 3 minutes, then turn the jar upside down.
Let stand for 1 minute.
Remove lid and add mayonnaise.
Stir to combine.
Serve with crackers, on bread, or plain.

Serves 2.

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