CHICKEN AND BLACK BEAN FAJITA SALAD

A family favorite is fajita salad–a sure-fire winner when we treat ourselves to eating out at a good Mexican restaurant. Now we can treat ourselves to fajita salad at home. The combination of chicken, red onion, red bell pepper, and black beans came together beautifully. Delicious!

Chicken and Black Bean Fajita Salad

Flour Tortillas

4 medium-sized flour tortillas

1 tbsp olive oil

2 large chicken breasts, sliced thin into bite-sized pieces

1 medium red onion, sliced thin

1 medium red bell pepper, chopped

1-15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup salsa

1 tbsp lime juice

1/2 tsp chili powder

3 tbsp minced parsley (or cilantro), divided

3 cups chopped romaine lettuce

1 cup halved grape tomatoes

1 avocado, sliced thin into bite-sized pieces

1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1/4 cup sour cream (optional)

1) Preheat oven to 275 degrees; drape tortillas over oven racks as pictured and bake 12-15 minutes until crispy

2) Meanwhile, in large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat; add chicken to skillet and cook, stirring often, until chicken is lightly browned; add onion and red bell pepper and cook 5 minutes until veggies soften; stir in black beans, salsa, lime juice, chili powder, and 2 tbsp parsley (reserving 1 tbsp) and cook 5 minutes; remove from heat

3) Place tortilla shells in center of plates and divide fajita mixture between servings; top each with lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, cheese, sour cream (optional), and reserved parsley; serve with extra salsa, if you like

Servings: 4

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3 thoughts on “CHICKEN AND BLACK BEAN FAJITA SALAD

  1. […] Chicken and Black Bean Fajita Salad […]

  2. Clever idea with putting the tortilla I the oven!

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