Chicken Fajita Salad Recipe

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Beth Published: February 4, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Chicken Fajita Salad

In this Mexican-inspired chicken fajita salad, tender chicken is mixed with fajita seasoning and combined with fresh salad greens for a tasty side dish.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 45 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 2chicken breasts,boneless skinless
  • 3tsp*fajita seasoning,(see Recipe Notes for recipe), divided
  • 3tbspolive oil,divided
  • 1green bell pepper,cored and thinly sliced
  • 1red bell pepper,cored and thinly sliced
  • 1small yellow onion,peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2heads romaine hearts,chopped
  • 1avocado,peeled, seeded and diced
  • ½cupMonterey jack cheese

For Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette:

  • 1lime,juiced and zested
  • 1clovegarlic,grated
  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 1tbspcilantro,minced
  • 1tbsphoney
  • ½tspkosher salt
  • ¼tspblack pepper
  • 2tbspcanola oil
  • 1tspdijon mustard

Instructions

  1. Place chicken breasts on a plate and season both sides with 2 teaspoons of fajita seasoning.

  2. Over medium heat, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add seasoned chicken breast and cook for 18 to 20 minutes or until chicken reaches 165 degrees F. Then remove and let rest on a plate.

  3. In the same skillet, add the remaining olive oil, green and red bell peppers, yellow onion, and remaining fajita seasoning. Cook until soft but not falling apart.

  4. In 2 large salad bowls add an equal amount of chopped romaine lettuce.

  5. Slice the chicken and add 1 sliced breast to each salad along with half the pepper and onion mixture and avocado.

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette:

  1. Add all ingredients to a small mixing bowl and whisk to combine.

  2. Top salad with cilantro-lime vinaigrette and toss to combine.

  3. Serve and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

*Check out Homemade Fajita Seasoning Recipe to learn how to make the seasoning mix.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 604.71kcal
  • Fat: 45.55g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.57g
  • Trans Fat: 0.12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 26.52g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.10g
  • Carbohydrates: 26.75g
  • Fiber: 12.08g
  • Sugar: 11.47g
  • Protein: 28.13g
  • Cholesterol: 70.36mg
  • Sodium: 435.57mg
  • Calcium: 271.47mg
  • Potassium: 1397.13mg
  • Iron: 5.01mg
  • Vitamin A: 1476.46µg
  • Vitamin C: 85.55mg
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