Chicken Fajita Salad Recipe

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Chicken Fajita Salad Recipe
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Chicken Fajita Salad Recipe

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This recipe came from Texas, which is famous for its Mexican food. I love to cook, even though it's just for me and my husband now. I invite our grown kids over a lot, and they just love this recipe. I'm happy to share it! —Lois Proudfit, Eugene, Oregon
MAKES:
4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
  • 1 onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 1 sweet red pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 can (7 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained
  • 1 cup whole almonds, toasted
  • Shredded lettuce
  • 3 tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1 avocado, sliced

Directions

Combine 1 tablespoon oil, lime juice, garlic, cumin and oregano. Toss with chicken; marinate at least 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in a skillet, heat remaining oil on medium-high. Saute onion 2 minutes. Drain chicken, reserving marinade. Add chicken to skillet; stir-fry until it begins to brown. Add red pepper, chilies and marinade; cook 2 minutes. Stir in almonds. Serve immediately over shredded lettuce and top with tomatoes and avocado. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Fajita Salad in Country August/September 1991, p49

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  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
  • 1 onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 1 sweet red pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 can (7 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained
  • 1 cup whole almonds, toasted
  • Shredded lettuce
  • 3 tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  1. Combine 1 tablespoon oil, lime juice, garlic, cumin and oregano. Toss with chicken; marinate at least 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in a skillet, heat remaining oil on medium-high. Saute onion 2 minutes. Drain chicken, reserving marinade. Add chicken to skillet; stir-fry until it begins to brown. Add red pepper, chilies and marinade; cook 2 minutes. Stir in almonds. Serve immediately over shredded lettuce and top with tomatoes and avocado. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Fajita Salad in Country August/September 1991, p49

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Leyla4 User ID: 6253696 14869
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2013

"Heaven on Earth!"

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daisey5 User ID: 146806 37159
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2012

"This was great. I used pre cooked chicken."

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ElaineFarney User ID: 6251435 37157
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2011

"I use just the marinated chicken for fajitas--delicious!"

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Trilby Yost User ID: 5195621 11247
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2010

"A long-time favorite that I have made so many times I had forgotten where I got the recipe. Glad to run across 'the original' again! For some reason I never got in the habit of including the toasted almonds, but it sounds good so I'll try it with them next time."

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