GRILLED CHILLI LIME CHICKEN FAJITA SALAD
Inspired by the flavors of Mexico, these skewers with zesty marinated chicken, colorful bell peppers, and onions cook quickly on the grill for an easy family favorite.
This was great, loved it. I am not one for washing more dishes than I have to so I boiled the eggs in the pot with the chicken. I served this on wheat bread, with a leafy lettuce as a sandwich. I served the sandwich with a recipe from this website called Tangy Dill Potatoe salad, also excellent. I cheated on the potato salad and used dried dill vs fresh and it was good. I hate spending alot on ingredients if I have something I'll use it.It was a nice cool meal for a hot Texas day. Tonight we are going to have some Bahama Mama's, also on this website. Great combination for a hot day. I made the salads in the am, went shopping and about my day came home and dinner was ready to go. Make the salads in the am and by dinner time the flavors are all absorbed. Good stuff!!
My husband and I both enjoyed this very refreshing grilled chilli lime chicken fajita salad. While some reviewers weren't impressed with the melody of flavors, we thought it was very good! I used fat free mayo to reduce the calories/fat and served it over mixed greens for an excellent and filling lunch!
GRILLED CHILI LIME CHICKEN FAJITA SALAD
3 tablespoons olive oil
100ml (just over ⅓ cup) freshly squeezed lime juice
2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon brown sugar
¾ teaspoon red chilli flakes (adjust to your preference of spice)
½ teaspoon ground Cumin
1 teaspoon salt
4 chicken thigh fillets, skin removed (no bone)
½ yellow bell pepper, deseeded and sliced
½ red bell pepper, deseeded and sliced
½ an onion, sliced
5 cups Romaine (or cos) lettuce leaves, washed and dried
2 avocados, sliced
Extra cilantro leaves to garnish
Sour cream (optional) to serve
- Whisk marinade ingredients together to combine. Pour half the marinade into a shallow dish to marinade the chicken fillets for two hours if time allows. Refrigerate the reserved untouched marinade to use as a dressing.
- Heat about one teaspoon of oil in a grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat and grill chicken fillets on each side until golden, crispy and cooked through. (Grill in batches to prevent excess water being released.) Once chicken is cooked, set aside and allow to rest.
- Wipe pan over with paper towel; drizzle with another teaspoon of oil and fry pepper and onion strips until cooked to your liking.
- Slice chicken into strips and prepare salad with leaves, avocado slices, peppers, onion strips and chicken. Drizzle with remaining marinade/dressing and serve with (optional) extra cilantro leaves and sour cream.