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Chicken Fajita Salad
with spicy (or not) guacamole

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min
We first featured this Latin-flavor loaded salad the week of 11/30/15. We think the key was blending our spicy guacamole into a paleo-friendly dressing that's still rich and creamy.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Chicken Fajita Salad:
  • Onions, red - 1/2, diced
  • Bell peppers, any color - 2, diced
  • Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless - 1 lb
  • Chili powder - 2 tsp
  • Cumin, ground - 1 tsp
  • Lettuce, romaine (sub butterhead) - 2 heads
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp
  • Salsa, store-bought (choose your fave) - 1/4 cup
Spicy Guacamole and Dressing:
  • Shallots - 1/2 clove, diced
  • Jalapenos (opt) - 1/2, diced
  • Avocados, medium - 2, mashed
  • Cilantro, fresh (opt) - 1 Tbsp, chopped
  • Limes - 1/2, juice of
  • Oil, olive - 3 Tbsp

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Prep

  1. Onions / Bell peppers / Shallots / Jalapenos - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Chicken breasts - Slice into strips. Season with chili powder, cumin and some salt and pepper and tenderize with a fork. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
  3. Cilantro - Chop.
  4. Guacamole and dressing - Mash avocados and combine with shallots, jalapenos and cilantro. Season with lime juice and salt and pepper. Transfer half the guacamole to a small bowl and, using an immersion blender, blend with olive oil until smooth and creamy.
  5. Lettuce - Chop.

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Make

  1. Heat a saucepan over medium heat. Add first part of cooking oil and when hot, add onions and bell peppers and saute until tender, ~3 minutes. Transfer to a plate and return pan to heat. Add second part of oil and saute chicken until golden brown on all sides and cooked through, ~6 minutes.
  2. Top lettuce with chicken, peppers and onions, salsa and guacamole. Toss with dressing just before serving.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (159)
Gluten-free (12)
Paleo (13)
Vegetarian (14)

58 reviews

Horrible. Impossible to flip these things without everything flying out. Burned the tortillas. This recipe has too many things that you need to be specific about. Taste is good, but won't ever make this again (tried it twice and the result is the same).

By: Heath
Posted: Feb 12, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Simple and surprisingly delicious!

By: elyssa
Posted: Jul 16, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Had harissa open, so used it instead of salsa for an interesting kick!

By: Sundi
Posted: Mar 25, 2017
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

My tortillas were WAY too big -- need small circles next time. I also need to invest in a good non-stick skillet. I will try the guac next time! And be sure to pick up cilantro. May add some chicken, too.

By: Karin
Posted: Jan 21, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Great meal. tasty and enjoyed by all

By: JENNY
Posted: Jul 13, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

So easy. Wonderful herbs and spices.

By: Marette
Posted: Jun 14, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful