Healthy Dinner Recipe: Grilled Chilli Lime Chicken Fajita Salad

Grilled Chili Lime Chicken Fajita Salad

This chicken salad has so much flavour and is really filling, perfect if you're in the mood for a salad, and you could add a baked potato if you wanted some starchy carbohydrates.

30 mins


Serves 1



3 tablespoons olive oil

100 ml  freshly squeezed lime juice

I2 tablespoons parsley, chopped

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 teaspoon brown sugar

3/4 teaspoon red chili flakes

1/2 teaspoon ground Cumin

1 teaspoon salt


4 chicken thigh fillets, skin removed 

1/2 yellow pepper, deseeded and sliced

1/2 an onion, sliced

5 cups Romaine, (or cos) lettuce leaves

2 avocados, sliced


  1. 1
    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.
  2. 2
    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.
  3. 3
    Wipe pan over with paper towel; drizzle with another teaspoon of oil and fry pepper and onion strips until cooked to your liking.
  4. 4
    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.

Top Tips with this Recipe!

This marinade doubles as a dressing!

About the author 

Jessica Cooke

I love drinking coffee, and my favourite thing in life (apart from my family) is to help women to get fit and break free from unhealthy habits holding them back. (oh, and also I love playing with my two Miniature Schnauzers, Buster and Ozzy)

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