Fiesta Chicken Fajita Salad

This would be a great meal for hot summer days . And that’s what we had tonight , it’s super simple and easy . It requires salsa , if you do want to make it even easier , you can always get a jar of store bought salsa , but i made my own , since they’re not hard at all and you can adjust the taste to your preference . Other than that .. just a can of black beans and sweet corn and chicken breasts , and you’ll be ready for your salad !

For home made salsa , you need : (if you buy store bought , skip this step )

1-28 oz can of whole peeled tomatoes

bunch of fresh cilantro

1/2 cup of onion

1/2 cup of red onion

2 cloves of garlic

2 jalapeno

salt , pepper

2 tsp. of cumin

little sugar if it’s too sour

Mix these ingredients together in food processor .

For Fajita seasoning 🙁 skip this step if you buy the store packet seasoning )

  • 3 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. paprika
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2-1/2 tsp. crushed chicken bouillon cube
  • 1-1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin

Mix these ingredients together . Store in a air tight container .

For the salad :

Fajita seasoning

chicken breast , or chicken thighs , pounded so it’s a little thin , and even

1 – 15 oz can black beans

1 -15 oz can of sweet corn ( or you can use fresh corn , boil and stripped off the kernels )

1/2 cup of salsa ( home made or store bought )

oil

1. Sprinkle the meat that has been pounded with the fajita seasoning on both sides . Cook for 3 minutes , if it’s for breasts , cook for 2 minutes if it’s really thin .Cook on each side until it’s all done . Set aside .

2. In a small pot , mix the corn , black beans , 1/2 cup of salsa and about 2 tsp. of fajita seasonings . Warm it up . Set aside .

3. To serve , tear up lettuce and place on a plate , then add the beans corn salsa mixture , and place the fajita chicken . Top with extra salsa if you want to . I like this served at room temperature or cold for the beans , corn salsa mixture .

 

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