Chicken Fajita Salad

chicken fajita salad

Salads are one of my favorite summer foods since there are so many delicious ingredients in season and they don’t have to be heated to prepare. I’ve always had a thing for Mexican food, and while I love the restaurant fajita salads, they aren’t usually the healthiest or most frugal option.

This salad is a healthier take on the restaurant version and there are endless ways to mix it up. If you don’t do dairy, just leave it off. Like spicy? Add some hot peppers or hot sauce.

Typically, if I am going to make this salad I either prepare crock pot chicken fajita meat ahead of time so it will be cool, or cook double of chicken for a recipe earlier in the week and add some salsa and seasonings to the mix. The version above uses plain baked chicken with my homemade fajita seasoning and some homemade salsa while baking.

A bed of leafy greens topped with fajita seasoned chicken, avocado, fermented salsa for a probiotic boost, and any other favorite toppings and you’ve got a delicious, fast, and healthy lunch or dinner.

If you’re a fan of Mexican food and are looking for a simple and refreshing meal, I’d recommend trying this one (or a variation with your favorite ingredients).

Chicken Fajita Salad Recipe

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A simple and flavorful fajita salad recipe with homemade fajita seasoning and fermented salsa for a healthy and delicious quick meal. 

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Prepare chicken ahead of time and let cool. I find it easiest to make with another meal and refrigerate so it is ready to go.
  2. Place lettuce/greens on a plate and top with chicken breast, avocado, salsa and any other desired toppings.
  3. Serve immediately and enjoy.

Notes

This recipe makes one salad. To make more, just multiply.

It's easiest to make by making extra chicken earlier in the week and using leftovers for this salad.

Nutrition info does not include optional toppings. 

Courses Main

Cuisine Salad

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 salad

Amount Per Serving

Calories 386

% Daily Value

Total Fat 19.6 g

30%

Saturated Fat 3.1 g

16%

Cholesterol 116 mg

39%

Sodium 985 mg

41%

Total Carbohydrates 16.2 g

5%

Dietary Fiber 10 g

40%

Sugars 3.4 g

Protein 40.5 g

81%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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