If you like taco salad (and who doesn’t), you’re going to love this Chicken Fajita Tex Mex Salad Bowl. It’s a great alternative to traditional, flour-wrapped fajitas. Nothing wrong with those, but if you’re kicking carbs to the curb, this leafy greens and protein salad might just suit your Mexican-inspired cravings.
Chicken Fajita Tex Mex Salad Bowl
If you’re anything like me, you never stop searching for new, easy ways to whip boneless, skinless, chicken breast into a meal. And you probably want to keep things on the fresh side, right?
This fajita salad is such a solution to the “what’s for dinner” question here at TKG HQ. I mean, we’re talking about lightly cooked proteins, lots of vegetables, and the other thoughtful ingredients that offer interesting texture and contrast. This recipe definitely has it alllll going on…and it clocks under 30 minutes. For the win!
How easy it is to make Chicken Fajita Tex Mex Salad Bowl?
Oh man, it couldn’t be easier! You literally slice the chicken, chop the vegetables, sauté the chicken, sauté the vegetables, allow them to cool down, toss everything together into a bowl of romaine lettuce, and garnish with various toppings. That’s it. The hardest part might be cutting/preparing the chicken breast, but only if you are using a dull knife. So friend, don’t do that.
Speaking of knives, do you have a go-to chef knife? I use this one almost every time I prepare food. Got questions about chef knives…send ’em my way…I’m always happy to help you make decisions!
This salad is so good exactly as it is, but you could easily add some more traditional Mexican ingredients to it, like cilantro, salsa, or fresh, thinly sliced jalapeños…the sky’s the limit!
Are you an avocado lover?
If you really want to wrap this beauty up and put a bow on it, make my LowFat Avocado Ranch Dressing as a rich-tasting, creamy topping. I mean…it’s Ranch, yo…and who doesn’t loooooove Ranch?
Also, if you’re looking for other easy, healthy Tex Mex recipes, check out my 30-Minute Vegetarian Skillet Enchiladas [Gluten-Free] and my 30-Minute Chicken Tortilla Soup. Btw, that soup uses rotisserie chicken breast, so it’s super quick and easy!
Ingredients you’ll need to make Chicken Fajitas Salad:
- boneless, skinless chicken breast
- fajita seasoning
- olive oil
- Portobello mushroom
- red bell pepper
- red onion
- romaine lettuce leaves
- (Optional garnish) tortilla chips and shredded jack cheese
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This recipe was originally published on Amanda’s Cookin’ in July, 2016