Zippy Southwest Chicken Fajita Salad

Updated:Apr 25,2014

SCwH-Zippy Southwest Chicken Fajita Salad

Zippy Southwest Chicken Fajita Salad


American, Southwest

4 servings

About $4.12 per serving

Pico de Gallo
2 tomatoes, chopped
½ small onion, diced, any color
1 jalapeño, chopped (optional - seeds can be removed to be milder)
¼ cup chopped cilantro
2 teaspoons lime juice or lemon juice
  1. In a small bowl, add all the ingredients and combine
Zippy Southest Chicken Fajita Salad
2½ cups chopped chicken from leftover Greek Chicken Kabobs
1 (16 oz.) frozen bag bell pepper and onion stir-fry, thawed
1 (15.5 oz.) can low-sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
¾ teaspoon mild no-salt chili powder
1 head lettuce (green leaf, red leaf or romaine), chopped or torn into small pieces
2 whole-wheat tortillas, halved (optional)
  1. In a heatproof bowl, add chicken, vegetables, beans, and chili powder. Stir and heat in microwave until warmed.
  2. Pile lettuce onto plates. Top with chicken mixture and pico de gallo. Serve with tortilla halves, if desired.

Cooking Tips: If you like spicy food, use 2 jalapeños in the pico de gallo and also keep the seeds in the jalapenos. Also, homemade pico de gallo is easy to make and much tastier than canned.

Keep it Healthy: Any other vegetables on sale can be used like avocado, cucumber, scallions, or canned green chiles.

Grocery Tips: If you can’t find frozen onions and bell peppers, substitute with low-sodium canned or frozen corn.

Per serving:
Total Fat5.5 g
Saturated Fat1.0 g
Trans Fat0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat2.5 g
Cholesterol 73 mg
Sodium163 mg
Carbohydrates29 g
Dietary Fiber7 g
Total Sugars11 g
Protein 33 g

Recipe copyright © 2014 American Heart Association. This recipe is brought to you by the American Heart Association’s Simple Cooking with Heart ® Program. For more simple, quick and affordable recipes, visit

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