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Chicken fajita salad recipe

Chicken Fajita Salad Recipe

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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course salads
Servings 6 servings
Calories 245 kcal

what you'll need
  

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

let's do it
 

  • 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.

One Last Thing

You can serve this hearty salad for lunch or dinner!

Nutrition

Calories: 245kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 17gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 483mgPotassium: 524mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4g
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