Chicken Fajita Salad

Chicken Fajita Salad

Makes lunch for two.

Approximate cooking time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbs coconut oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2-3/4 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt (optional)
  • 1 large bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 large head red leaf or romaine lettuce
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 avocado

Instructions

  1. Wash and chop onion, bell pepper and tomatoes.
  2. Cut chicken into 1/2" slices.
  3. Heat skillet over medium-high heat.  When hot, add coconut oil and onions. Sauté until onions are soft and slightly translucent.
  4. Add chicken, cumin, oregano and sea salt to the onions and continue to cook, stirring often.
  5. When the chicken has browned, add the peppers and cook until tender.
  6. Meanwhile, wash and shred the lettuce. Divide between two plates.
  7. Top lettuce with chicken fajita mix, tomatoes and sliced avocado.
Photo courtesy: Rupert Ortiz

9 Comments

  1. Shawna Robison

    This is soooooo wonderful! I added guacamole to it and it was that much better!

  2. This was surprisingly wonderful. I add fresh chopped cilantro to the lettuce mix and deffinitely will do so again. I also let the “fajita” mixture cool off slightly before adding it to the greens. Next time I might even add some raw pumpkin seens for crunch. Super yummy. Even for non-paleo eaters, this is a keeper!

  3. Erika

    Nice meal.

  4. Brendajoy558

    I also squeezed some lime juice on top to add a little extra flavor to the greens.

  5. So I can’t see the nutritional content of a single meal unless I’m a member? Then I have no way of knowing if you’re one of those sites who provide Paleo recipes that have more fat than a Big Mac. Moving to the next site… =(

    • Neely Quinn

      Jason – That’s correct. It’s a perk we give to our members. And on this site, we don’t have a problem with high fat meals – we just don’t like the bun, the cheese, the vegetable oil, the soy, the preservatives, and the ammonia in that Big Mac.

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  7. Mary Anne

    Thanks for making SO much available for non-members!!!! Let’s me know you are in it for the people and not for the dollar signs :-)

  8. Emily B.

    For the people complaining about not listing nutrition facts, there are apps such as My Fitness Pal that allow you to type in any type of food and it will give you the complete nutrition profile. You can even create recipes on there and it will add up all of the macronutrients of the recipe for you. Just FYI.

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