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Skinny Chicken Fajita Salad is a recipe you’ll use over and over again. This salad is ready in under 15 minute making it the perfect quick healthy lunch or dinner option. 

Fajita Salad on a white plate on top of a black towel.

If you are trying to eat healthier then you need this salad in your life. It’s super quick to throw together and that is important when it comes to eating healthy. You need food fast, not fast food. This salad is everything you love about fajitas, in a healthier form. Healthy eating is all about finding a balance of healthier habits in your life. I promise, it’s okay to indulge now again, but you can also learn that a delicious salad can be an indulgence as well.

Fajita Salad on a white plate.

I even have a beef version from back in 2014 if you’d like to check it out. It uses steak for a hearty salad experience.

The dressing for this salad is low fat and low sugar. I give you the option of doubling the sugar in the recipe which is good for people who are new to this kind of eating. You can also use sugar substitutes in place of the brown sugar. Honey and stevia are great options.

Fajita Salad on a white plate with another salad in the background.

Watch the video to see just how easy it is to make this recipe. I always include a video with my recipes so that visual learners can follow along too. You can check out all of my cooking videos on my YouTube Channel. You should check them out!

Fajita Salad on a white plate on top of a black towel.
Skinny Chicken Fajita Salad is a recipe you'll use over and over again. This salad is ready in under 15 minute making it the perfect quick healthy lunch or dinner option.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper sliced
  • 1 small onion sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 head romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1 avocado sliced

Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Instructions
  • Pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil into a large skillet. Heat over medium-high heat.
  • Add in the chicken breast on one side and the bell peppers and onion on the other side.
  • Sprinkle the whole skillet with salt, chili powder, cumin, and garlic powder.
  • Toss the peppers and onions occasionally and let saute 3 to 5 minutes. Flip chicken and continue cooking another 3 to 5 minutes (tossing peppers occasionally) until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and slice the chicken.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together remaining olive oil, lime juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, and red pepper flakes.
  • Compile two individual salads, or one big salad by adding chopped romaine lettuce to a bowl or plates. Add chicken, peppers and onions, and avocado slices. Drizzle dressing on top.
Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 1030mg | Potassium: 1061mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 4040IU | Vitamin C: 141.8mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2.5mg
Course: Main Dish, Salad
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Skinny Chicken Fajita Salad

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Jenny Tinant

5 stars
All the deliciousness of fajita without guilt, didn’t change a thing!!!

KayeBlack

Could anyone tell me why I cannot print out this recipe, I’ve tried many times!
Thanks

Julie

5 stars
How many calories per serving?

Barbara

How many does this feed? It looks so good that I could eat it all by myself.

Patty

I made this for dinner tonight! It is very good! Will definitely make it again! I did use honey in place of the brown sugar in the dressing.

Sandra Carron

This looks delicious. It will be tonight’s dinner!
S

Carolyn Keshinro-Phillips

My husband refers drumdticks and they were perfect. I made a balsamic herb with a little honey dressing. Delightful, pared with a Blanco Seleccion Product of Spain.

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