EASY Fajita Salad Recipe

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EASY Fajita Salad Recipe… done in 20 minutes or less. This salad is packed with flavorful chicken, veggies and green salsa. Perfect for a quick dinner or lunch!

One thing I love about this salad is how much veggies is packed into it. It is very filling and also super healthy. I usually end up doing a no-carb cleanse once or twice a year, and this is always my go-to salad when I am up to such craziness. It’s always rotated into the menu once or twice a month as well. My whole family loves it. My kids eat everything separate of course. ;)

EASY Fajita salad recipe... done in 20 minutes or less. This salad is packed with flavorful chicken, veggies and green salsa. Perfect for a quick dinner or lunch!

The fresh avocado, lime and cilantro really make this salad, so don’t skip out on those. The Old El Paso fajita seasoning also gives the chicken the perfect flavor! And the dressing couldn’t be any easier with the green salsa. I make this salad with a cilantro lime ranch dressing when I have extra time and that tastes amazing as well. Adding tortilla strips adds a great crunch to the salad as well if you have those on hand.

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EASY Fajita salad recipe... done in 20 minutes or less. This salad is packed with flavorful chicken, veggies and green salsa. Perfect for a quick dinner or lunch!

Fajita Salad

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 5 to 8 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 chicken breasts, pounded and trimmed
  • 2 to 3 Tablespoons Old El Paso Fajita seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 (4-ounce) can Old El Paso chopped green chiles
  • 1 of each: red, yellow, orange bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 small purple onion, sliced thin
  • Lettuce (about 8 to 10 cups)
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Green salsa
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges

Directions:

Place the chicken on a plate and pat dry with a paper towel. Rub the seasoning on both sides of the chicken.

Place 1 tablespoon oil and butter into a frying pan over medium heat. Once it has warmed up, place the chicken into the pan and allow to cook for 4 minutes on each side, or until the center is cooked through and the edges are golden. Remove chicken from the pan and allow to cool slightly. Then cut chicken into strips.

Place another tablespoon oil into the same pan. Then cook the peppers, onions and green chiles for 3 to 5 minutes, or until tender.

Next place your lettuce into a bowl and then layer with the chicken, bell pepper mixture, avocados, tomatoes, cilantro and limes. Then just before serving squeeze the lime over the top and drizzle the green salsa on top.

 

 

EASY Fajita salad recipe... done in 20 minutes or less. This salad is packed with flavorful chicken, veggies and green salsa. Perfect for a quick dinner or lunch!

During the summer we love to grill the chicken and bell peppers. We are counting down the days until summer and weekly BBQ’s. Can’t wait!

Enjoy!

EASY Fajita salad recipe... done in 20 minutes or less. This salad is packed with flavorful chicken, veggies and green salsa. Perfect for a quick dinner or lunch!

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Roxana posted on April 27, 2016 at 11:35 am (#
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    Love that you turned fajitas into a salad!  Looking forward to summer recipes too and this looks amazing!

  2. Kacey @ The Cookie Writer posted on April 27, 2016 at 1:48 pm (#
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    This is my kind of salad! Would totally make a vegetarian version of it :)

  3. Justine | Cooking and Beer posted on April 27, 2016 at 2:31 pm (#
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    WOW! This is such a fun recipe and so much easier than ordinary fajitas! Definitely saving this recipe. It looks so delicious!

  4. Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen posted on April 27, 2016 at 5:10 pm (#
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    This is totally my kind of salad – so much texture and you just see the flavor. Want!

  5. Serene @ House of Yumm posted on April 27, 2016 at 10:44 pm (#
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    Nothing makes me happier than a loaded up salad!!  This looks amazing! 

  6. Andi @ The Weary Chef posted on April 28, 2016 at 3:15 pm (#
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    My favorite fajita turned into a scrumptious looking salad! Awesome!

  7. Maris Callahan posted on April 29, 2016 at 3:00 am (#
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    Yum! I love fajitas and I could definitely stand not to eat the tortillas!

  8. Deidre posted on May 1, 2016 at 7:34 am (#
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    You mentioned a homemade dressing? How do you make that?