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Chicken Fajita Salad

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 chicken fajita salad. I'm happy to share it! —Lois Proudfit, Eugene, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min. + marinating
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 4 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
  • 1 medium onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chiles
  • 1 cup unblanched almonds, toasted
  • 3 cups shredded lettuce
  • 3 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and sliced


  • In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons oil, lime juice, garlic, cumin and oregano. Pour half in a large bowl or dish; add chicken and turn to coat. Marinate for at least 30 minutes. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  • In a large skillet, heat remaining oil on medium-high. Saute onion for 2-3 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • Drain chicken, discarding marinade. Add chicken to skillet; stir-fry until meat is no longer pink. Add the red pepper, chiles and reserved marinade; cook 2 minutes or until heated through. Stir in almonds. Serve immediately over shredded lettuce; top with tomatoes and avocado.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 372 calories, 26g fat (3g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 203mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 6g fiber), 22g protein.

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  • connielangston
    Mar 4, 2018

    Easy, tasteful, and healthy!Can't believe I haven't reviewed this recipe yet, as I have used it so many times! For a quick salad with most ingredients I always have on hand. You can spice it up a bit with spicier salsas.

  • Leyla4
    Jul 24, 2013

    Heaven on Earth!

  • daisey5
    Sep 4, 2012

    This was great. I used pre cooked chicken.

  • clfgrl2005
    Aug 29, 2012

    No comment left

  • ElaineFarney
    Dec 7, 2011

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

  • Trilby Yost
    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.