Chicken Fajita Salad Recipe

Chicken Fajita Salad Recipe

This Chicken Fajita Salad recipe is an easy no cook weeknight dinner the whole family can enjoy that can be made in 20 minutes!

I’ve made this easy to make dinner recipe with a few extra helpings so you can have leftovers the next day to take to lunch.

Just roll the leftover chicken fajita salad into flour or low carb whole wheat tortillas for a chicken fajita salad wrap. Easy!

I also find my kids prefer fajita salad in wraps for dinner instead of as a salad. It’s all about the presentation!

White bowls of chicken salad with red peppers and black olives.

Making a no cook fajita salad

Looking for an easy no cook recipe for dinner?

Well, what makes preparing this recipe chicken fajita salad super easy is using an already grilled chicken product from your grocery store’s freezer section.

Many companies now make grilled chicken strips such as Perdue, Tyson, Foster Farms, Applegate, and many store brands.

Try to find a Southwestern or fajita variety of grilled chicken strips for this chicken fajita salad recipe since the chicken would be flavored just right for this recipe.

Otherwise, any grilled chicken strips variety should do in a pinch.

(You could brush a little taco seasoning or a bit of hot sauce on the chicken if you wish. But otherwise, don't worry about it.)

Since the chicken is already cooked, there’s no need to grill anything.

And you don’t have to wait for the chicken to cool before adding it to the chopped fajita salad.

Plus, unlike canned chicken, the chicken will be full of flame-grilled flavor – all without having to stand over a hot stovetop or grill!

A large yellow bowl of Chicken Fajita Salad with cheese, avocado, limes, and a pitcher of salad dressing.

How to make chicken fajita salad

This chicken fajita salad is basically a chopped salad.

First, you chop up the hearts of romaine lettuce. (I prefer hearts of romaine since it’s crunchier than a head of whole romaine.)

Then you add the sliced pre-grilled chicken.

Next add the sliced bell peppers, corn, diced tomatoes, black olives, and diced avocadoes. Toss the salad.

Then sprinkle with shredded Mexican style blend cheese over your salad.

Serve with slices of lime for a zesty spritz of citrus and your favorite salad dressing on the side.

(A spicy vinaigrette or a cool ranch dressing would work.)

If you’re watching your calories, a few spoonful’s of salsa would also make a delicious and wholesome dressing.

It’s just that easy!

Two bowls of Chicken Fajita Salad with a pitcher of salad dressing.

Additional chicken fajita salad topping ideas

I love how versatile this fajita salad recipe is. You can add almost anything to it!

  • different varieties of shredded cheese, like Monterey Jack or sharp cheddar
  • crushed tortilla chips
  • pico de gallo
  • dollops of sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • chopped cilantro
  • chopped onion 
  • chopped jalapenos
  • mushrooms
  • guacamoleA bowl of Chicken Fajita Salad with limes and salad dressing in the background.

More Mexican style recipes

Do you love Mexican food? We sure do! These Mexican recipes are super easy to make.

Layered Taco Dip is perfect for parties.

The Best Carne Asada Marinade recipe ever! and Easy Mexican Rice are classic Mexican take out that you can easily make at home.

This Easy Breakfast Chilaquiles Recipe is delicious for breakfast.

And this A 30-Minute Pozole Recipe makes a quick and tasty dinner meal.

Yield: 6 SERVINGS

Chicken Fajita Salad Recipe

Easy Chicken Fajita Salad Recipe

This no-cook recipe for chicken fajita salad is ideal for weeknight dinners. This fajita salad recipe can be made into sandwich wraps, too.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 hearts of romaine lettuce, chopped (8 cups)
  • 2 packages grilled chicken strips (6 servings) sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 (15-ounce) can sweet yellow corn, drained
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 cup medium black olives, sliced into halves
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/4 cup shredded Mexican style blend cheese
  • 1/2 cup your favorite salad dressing, served on the side
  • 1 lime, sliced - for serving

Instructions

  1. Place lettuce in a large bowl. Add sliced chicken strips, bell peppers, corn, tomato, olives, and avocadoes. Toss. Sprinkle with cheese.
  2. Serve with slices of lime and dressing on the side.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 375Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 622mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 5gSugar: 4gProtein: 26g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated per the ingredients list. Serving size may not be accurate. Please double-check with your preferred nutritional app for the most accurate information.

Originally published on April 4, 2017. Updated with new pictures and information.

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