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Chicken Fajita Salad. Marinated and roasted chicken thighs with seasoned peppers and onions served on a bed of lettuce with traditional fajita toppings.
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Chicken Fajita Salad

Ingredients

  • Chicken Fajita Salad
  • yield: 4 servings
  • Marinated and roasted chicken thighs with seasoned peppers and onions served on a bed of lettuce with traditional fajita toppings.
  • marinate the chicken:
  • 1/2 cup salad oil
  • 3 tablespoons homemade fajita seasoning
  • juice of 2 limes (approximately 4 tablespoons - save the limes we will cook with them.
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 chicken thighs bone-in and skin on
  • cook and onions and peppers:
  • 1 medium sweet onion peeled and thinly sliced
  • 4 to 6 sweet baby bell peppers any color
  • 1 tablespoon homemade fajita seasoning
  • compose the salad:
  • shredded iceberg lettuce
  • Creamy Honey Lime Dressing
  • deboned chicken
  • cooked peppers and onions
  • shredded cheese
  • tomatoes
  • tortilla chips slightly crushed
  • sour cream
  • pickled jalapeƱo peppers
  • salsa
  • additional dressing

Instructions

  • marinate the chicken:
  • In a gallon plastic storage bag, mix first 4 ingredients. Add chicken and coat each piece well. Close bag and marinate in refrigerator at least 4 hours.
  • cook the chicken:
  • preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Remove chicken from marinade and place in a cast iron skillet. Add lime halves to skillet.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour or until internal temperature of thighs reaches 165 degrees.
  • Remove from oven. Place chicken aside and use the same skillet to cook onions and peppers.
  • Debone chicken. If the taste isn't "fajita-ey" enough to suit you, add in additional fajita seasoning and stir well.
  • cook onions and peppers:
  • Use the same skillet in which the chicken was cooked. Drain off some of the cooking juices, if necessary.
  • Add onion, peppers and fajita seasoning to skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring occassionaly, until onions and peppers are tender and onions have started to brown.
  • compose the salad:
  • Toss lettuce with a small amount of dressing. Arrange lettuce on a large serving platter along with chicken, peppers and onions, cheese, tomatoes and tortilla chips.
  • Pass around sour cream, jalapeƱos, salsa and additional dressing.
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