Chicken Salad Lunch Prep

Chicken Salad and Quinoa Tabouli Lunch Boxes

  • Author: Lindsay Cola (Tippens)
  • Yield: 5 lunch boxes 1x


Healthy and Easy Lunch Meal Prep.  Chicken Salad and Quinoa Tabouli Lunch Boxes- no heating required!



For the Chicken Salad:

  • 2 1/2 c cooked chicken breasts, cubed or shredded (depending on preference)
  • 1/3 c fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 3/4 c mayo (I used Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil Paleo Mayo, however, you can sub greek yogurt if you prefer or do half mayo/half yogurt) 
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard 
  • Juice of 1 large lemon
  • 1 honey crisp apple, cubed 
  • 1 c red grapes, quartered 
  • 1/4 c red onion, finely diced 
  • 1 tsp kosher salt, more to taste
  • 1 tsp dried tarragon
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder 
  • Freshly ground black pepper

For the Quinoa Tabouli:

  • 3 c cooked quinoa (about 1 1/4 c uncooked)
  • Juice of 2 large lemons, more if desired
  • 2 T olive oil 
  • 1 clove garlic, minced 
  • 1 handful fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 English cucumber, peeled and diced (other half can be sliced and added to the lunch box)
  • 1/4 c red onion, diced 
  • 1 c grape tomatoes, cut in half lengthwise
  • salt and pepper, to taste

For the lunch boxes:

  • 5 meal prep containers 
  • 23 c red grapes
  • crackers, optional (would recommend packing separately to avoid them getting soggy)


  1. Combine all quinoa tabouli ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl.  Adjust salt and lemon to taste, cover and store in fridge until you are ready to assemble.  
  2. Add mayo, lemon juice, dijon, salt, pepper, tarragon, and garlic powder to a bowl; whisk to combine.  
  3. Add chicken and remaining chicken salad ingredients to a large mixing bowl followed by mayo mixture; stir to combine.  Adjust seasonings to taste.  
  4. To assemble lunch boxes, add grapes to one compartment, quinoa tabouli to another, and chicken salad to the other.  Serve with a lemon wedge, cucumber slices, and crackers.  *See notes


  • Crackers: I would suggest packing separately so they don’t get soggy sitting in meal prep containers throughout the week. 
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