Chicken fajita salad loaded with bell peppers, avocado, grilled fajita chicken and coated in a cilantro lime dressing. This healthy, filling and tasty salad is must try, and will keep you coming back for more! 
Skinny Grilled Chicken Fajita & Avocado SaladIf you’re trying to eat healthy or lose weight this year then you need this delicious fajita chicken salad in your life ASAP. It’s packed with grilled spicy and zesty fajita spiced chicken breasts, avocado, fajita veggies and a skinny cilantro lime dressing that doubles as a marinade.

The entire salad comes together in under 20 minutes and is all cooked one pan for easy clean-up! The recipe makes 2 filling salads that will keep you full for hours. Double or triple the recipes as needed to please a large group.
Skinny Grilled Chicken Fajita & Avocado Salad

4.91 from 10 votes

Grilled Fajita Chicken & Avocado Salad

By: Layla
Prep5 minutes
Cook15 minutes
Total20 minutes
Servings 2 salads


  • 2 medium boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into half horizontally
  • 2 cups sliced bell peppers, colors of choice
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • Dressing/Marinade
  • 3-4 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar, optional
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Whisk all the ingredients for the dressing/marinade in a medium bowl. Pour half the mixture onto the chicken breasts and coat chicken breasts with the marinade well. Cover and place in the fridge for 30-minutes or up to 24 hours or use immediately. Reserve the rest of the marinade for later to be used as a dressing.

  • Heat a large heavy-duty pan or skillet to medium-high heat for 2 minutes. Add a teaspoon of oil to the pan and then add in the chicken breasts. Cook 4-5 minutes per side or until cooked through. Remove from pan onto a cutting board and cool for 5 minutes then slice or chop into bite size pieces. Add the sliced bell peppers to the pan. cook on high for 1-2 minutes or until charred.

  • Divide romaine lettuce into two salad bowl. Top each salad with half the chicken, fajita veggies, and sliced avocado. Serve with reserved dressing and sour-cream if desired. Enjoy the salad warm!


Serving: 1serving, Calories: 567kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 34g, Fat: 40g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 91mg, Sodium: 1361mg, Potassium: 1380mg, Fiber: 10g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 2391IU, Vitamin C: 143mg, Calcium: 49mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. I just printed this recipe to try, it looks and sounds great. Would this work w/sautéed onions as well, since Fajitas normally includes onions & peppers!?! Can’t wait to try it! Thank you Layla!

  2. This was very good and easy. We had a quick thunderstorm, so I cooked the chicken on my Cast Iron Grill Pan with Avocado oil. Worked great! Not only is it a good Keto meal, but it’s a great Salad for any type of Diet. Replace the Chicken with something Vegetarian and you have that as well (Vegan). I didn’t see the Nutritional information? Is it possible to post? It simplifies life for us new Keto Dieters!

    1. Happy you enjoyed the salad! I just added the nutritional info to the recipe box 🙂

  3. Does anyone have the nutrition values per salad

  4. Eating Keto friendly! This is my new favorite site!

  5. I Really want to make this recipe but the iNstructions are vague regardiNg the DressiNg/ marinade. How can i make thE salad without knowing the inGredieNts for the marinade or the method to maKe it? Any help would be aPpreciateD
    Thank You

    1. The dressing/marinade recipe is included in the list of ingredient.


      3-4 tablespoon olive oil
      4 tablespoons lime juice
      1/4 cup cilantro chopped
      2 cloves garlic minced
      1 teaspoon brown sugar optional
      1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
      1 teaspoon ground cumin
      1 teaspoon salt

      Whisk those ingredients together, as it says in the instructions.

      Really good salad!

      1. when i clicked on the nutrition facts it wouldnt let me see the cAlories per serving. How do i find it?

  6. I just wanted to let you know this has become one of my favorite salads!! The dressing is perfect. I love making this to take to work for lunches. Thanks for sharing!