Fresh, tasty and filling? Check, check and check—our chicken fajita salad is all of the above!

Between the chipotle ranch dressing and crisp veggies, this salad is absolutely full of flavor. This isn’t your everyday ho-hum salad, that’s for sure.

You can chill the chicken and veggies if you’d like, but we really love them slightly warm in this recipe.

Use your favorite bottle of store-bought ranch dressing or, better yet, make our homemade ranch instead. And give our taco seasoning recipe a try, too! You’ll love it.

Chicken fajita salad recipe

Chicken Fajita Salad Recipe

This flavor-packed chicken fajita salad is delicious and totally satisfying. Try it for dinner tonight!

Ingredients
 

Yield: 6 servings
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fajita chicken

  • 1 lb chicken tenderloins, cut into ½" strips
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp taco seasoning
  • 3 Tbsp oil, divided
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into thin strips
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • juice of 1/2 of a lime
  • salt and pepper

chipotle ranch dressing

  • 3/4 cup ranch dressing
  • 1-2 in chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, finely minced

salad

  • 8 cups Romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, packed
  • 4-5 green onions, sliced
  • cotija cheese crumbles, or feta cheese crumbles
  • Mexican cheese blend
  • tomatoes, diced
  • tortilla strips, crispy
  • lime wedges

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. In a large bowl, mix chicken pieces with seasoning mix and 2 Tbsp oil until completely coated. Transfer chicken to prepared baking sheet and separate chicken pieces so they are not sticking together.
  • Using the same bowl, toss bell pepper strips and onion with remaining 1 Tbsp of oil and season with salt and pepper. Scatter the peppers and onions onto baking sheet with chicken and arrange so that everything is in one single layer.
  • Bake 18–22 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and peppers and onions are beginning to char on the ends. While chicken is baking, stir together the ranch dressing and chopped chipotle then refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Remove chicken from oven, squeeze juice of ½ lime over it then season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside to cool slightly to serve warm on your salad or refrigerate and cool completely if you prefer.
  • Assemble salad by tossing chopped romaine with cilantro leaves and green onions. Toss with as much of the chipotle ranch dressing as desired and reserve remainder.
  • Pile on fajita chicken and veggies then top this incredible salad with as much cotija or feta cheese crumbles, Mexican cheese blend, diced tomatoes and crispy tortilla strips as your heart desires.
  • Serve with a few lime wedges and any remaining chipotle ranch dressing on the side.

Notes

You can serve this hearty salad for lunch or dinner!
Calories: 245kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 17g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 43mg, Sodium: 483mg, Potassium: 524mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 4g
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Chicken fajita salad recipe