Mexican Chicken Fajita salad

Nor M.

By
@Adashofloverecipes

I often order this salad when I go to my favorite Mexican restaurant. This is my version of their salad. I got it to taste very close to it. Now I don't need to go out to get this salad.A lot of ingredients,but very easy to make. It has corn Salsa,chicken tomatoes,Cheese,and tortilla strips. My family loved it.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Grill

Ingredients

2 lb
chicken breast,or chicken breast tenders
2 c
mexican cheese blend shredded
1
large head of romaine lettuce
2 c
corn and black bean avocado salsa recipe below
1 pt
grape tomatoes chopped

TORTILLA STRIPS

4
tortilla rounds
3/4 tsp
salt

CHICKEN MARINADE

1/4 c
water
1/4 c
lime juice
3 tsp
instant chicken bouillon powder
1/4-1/2 tsp
cayenne pepper depending on how spicy you like your chicken
1 tsp
garlic powder
1 tsp
paprika
2 tsp
sugar
2 tsp
chili powder
1/2 tsp
cumin

CHEESE QUESADILLA OPTIONAL

1 c
mexican cheese blend shredded
2
flour tortilla's
2 Tbsp
canola oil

SALSA FOR SALAD

15 oz
can black beans rinsed well,and strained
15 oz
can of sweet corn rinsed and strained
14 oz
can of diced tomatoes with green chili's juice and all
1
avocado peeled and chopped
1 pt
grape tomatoes quartered
1/2
red onion finely chopped
2 tsp
honey
1/4 -1 /2 tsp
cayenne pepper depending on how spicy you like it
3 Tbsp
lime juice divided
1/2 tsp
salt
2 tsp
olive oil

DRESSING OPTIONAL: 2 SMALL ORANGES, JUICED OR 1 LARGE ORANGE, JUICED 2 TABLESPOONS BALSAMIC VINEGAR 2 TABLESPOONS HONEY 1 CLOVE GARLIC, PEELED 3/4 TEASPOON SALT 3/4 TEASPOON FRESHLY GROUND BLACK PEPPER 3/4 CUP EXTRA-VIRGIN OLIVE OIL.

Directions Step-By-Step

1
make Salsa. Combine all ingredients Except add tomatoes and Avocado last.
2
Combine all ingredients in a bowl to make marinade. Place chicken in marinade and refrigerate for an hour.
3
Mean while Take the tortilla's and brush all sides with oil. Stack them together. Cut in half. Then slice into thin strips starting at the short end. Toss the strips with salt. and bake on sheet pan at 400 degree's about 10 minutes. Toss them with spatula after 5 minutes. Watch them. If they are brown they are over cooked. You want them slightly browned. Take out of oven and cool.
4
Make the Salad. rinse dry and chop romaine. Chop tomatoes. Toss the lettuce with the tomatoes. Divide mixture to 4 plates,or bowls. Top with 1/4 of Corn salsa mixture. Sprinkle 1/4 of the cheese on each dish.
5
Heat grill. Spray with oil so chicken doesn't stick. Cook until no pink shows when cut. Cut chicken in to strips. place on salads equally. Sprinkle tortilla strips on salad,and top with Orange Balsamic dressing. enjoy
6
Optional cheese Quesadilla': Heat 1/2 the oil in a large fry pan. place tortilla in pan. Sprinkle with cheese. After about 1-2 minutes. Fold in half. Brown on both sides until cheese is melted. Cut and serve.
7
Serve salad with your favorite vinegrette