Gluten and Dairy Free Chicken Fajita Salad

serves / makes 2
15 prep time
15 mins cooking time


This recipe is a lovely fresh take on traditional fajitas. If I’m going to be honest with you this recipe was actually born from my laziness. I got home from work and couldn’t be bothered making gluten free tortilla wraps so decided to make a salad instead. I served mine with some smoked chilli mayonnaise and chorizo flavoured tortilla chips.




For the fajitas:

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 pepper, diced

For the guacamole:

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • juice of half a lime
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 2 teaspoons coriander leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon of chilli paste
  • 1/2 ripe tomato
  • salt & pepper for seasoning

For the salsa:

  • 4 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli paste
  • 1 teaspoon coriander leaf
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • salt & pepper for seasoning


fajita salad

  1. Heat a little olive oil in a shallow pan
  2. Dice the chicken and add to the oil with the oregano, cayenne pepper, sugar, cinnamon and lime juice
  3. Cook for ten minutes on a medium heat
  4. Add the diced onion and peppers and cook on high for another five minutes
  5. To make the guacamole combine the avocados, lime juice, red onion, chilli and tomato and either mash or blitz in a food processor
  6. Transfer into a small bowl and add the coriander leaf and season to taste with salt and pepper
  7. To make the salsa combine all the ingredients together in a small bowl, season to taste with salt and pepper
  8. Place a couple of large handfuls of mixed salad in a bowl
  9. Top with the chicken fajitas, salsa and guacamole
  10. I served mine with chilli mayo and tortilla chips

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