Chicken Fajita Salad: A Fresh Twist on a Mexican Classic

Looking for a way to enjoy the savory flavors of Mexican cuisine while keeping things light and nutritious? Our Chicken Fajita Salad is the perfect solution, blending the warm, smoky spices of fajitas with the crisp, refreshing components of a hearty salad. It’s ideal for a quick lunch or a healthy, satisfying dinner.


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fajita seasoning
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 6 cups mixed greens (lettuce, spinach, arugula, etc.)
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels (canned or fresh)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime, for serving
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Your choice of dressing (ranch, sour cream, or a lime vinaigrette)


  1. Start by preparing the chicken. Cut the chicken breasts into strips and place them in a bowl. Toss them with olive oil, fajita seasoning, salt, and pepper until fully coated.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the seasoned chicken strips and cook for 5-6 minutes, or until they are thoroughly cooked and have a nice sear.
  3. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside. In the same skillet, add the sliced bell pepper and onion. Sauté until the vegetables are tender and slightly caramelized.
  4. Assemble the salad by spreading the mixed greens on a large platter or bowl. Add the warm chicken strips, sautéed bell pepper, and onions over the top.
  5. Add the avocado, cherry tomatoes, black beans, and corn kernels. Sprinkle with chopped fresh cilantro.
  6. Finish the salad by squeezing fresh lime juice over the top and adding your choice of dressing. Toss everything gently to combine.
  7. Serve immediately while the chicken and vegetables are still warm, or chill in the refrigerator if preferred cold.

This Chicken Fajita Salad is as versatile as it is delicious. Feel free to add shredded cheese, crushed tortilla chips, or diced jalapeños for an extra kick. Enjoy this delightful salad that’s packed with protein and a rainbow of vegetables, making it not only aesthetically pleasing but also bursting with flavor and texture.

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