Kickin’ Chicken Fajita Salad

So there I was, standing listlessly in the kitchen, staring at a frozen, vacuum-sealed chicken breast and a head of lettuce , trying to figure out how to make them into dinner.

Lettuce wraps? Ain’t nothing but taco-impostors.

Chicken caesar salad? Uuuggghhh. Sounds like girl-food.

Chicken Fajita Salad Recipe

It’s really very colorful, isn’t it?

Then it hit me! Lime! A lime hit me in the face, I mean, and I saw clearly what I must do. Didn’t see who threw that lime, though. Bummer for you, dude. Guess you won’t get any of this chicken fajita salad.

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Chicken Fajita Salad

A quick chicken fajita marinade that you can use for grilling chicken or doing it stove-top. You could use white or dark meat for this easy chicken recipe.

  • Yield: 4-6 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1216 ounces boneless, skinless chicken
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1/2 large onion, sliced
  • 1/2 bell pepper, sliced
  • Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/41/2 teaspoon minced chipotle peppers in adobo
  • Pinch celery salt
  • Salad:
  • Lettuce, tomato, cucumber, radish, onion, avocado – any vegetables you like
  • Cheese, sour cream, salsa if you like
  • Tortilla chips

Instructions

  1. Either butterfly or tenderize the chicken to make it no thicker than 1/2″. Marinate the chicken in the lime, Worcestershire, and garlic for 20 minutes to an hour.
  2. Heat one teaspoon of the oil in a heavy skillet over high heat.
  3. Saute the onion and bell pepper until browned and softened slightly. Remove them to a plate.
  4. Add the remaining teaspoon of oil to the pan and cook the chicken until done, shouldn’t take more than 8 minutes or so.
  5. Remove the chicken to a cutting board and slice it on a diagonal.
  6. Return the peppers and onion and chicken to the skillet and toss together.
  7. Combine all dressing ingredients well.
  8. Arrange salad on plates. Top with chicken and dressing.

4 Comments

  1. jessi on February 3, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Did you not put up a video for the chipotle dressing?

    • Hilah on February 4, 2014 at 10:50 am

      Hey Jessi! The recipe for the dressing is in the recipe card, but I didn’t show making it. Just mix the ingredients together and voila!

  2. Yulia on November 16, 2017 at 4:38 am

    Hi Hilah! I’m wandering, can I use something else instead of Worcestershire sauce?

    • Hilah on November 19, 2017 at 11:17 am

      A little soy sauce would work!

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