‘The Pioneer Woman’: Ree Drummond’s Chicken Fajita Salad Bowls Are Just Like Your Take out Favorite: ‘Sans the Guilt’

Chicken Fajita Salad Bowls have quickly become a favorite of those looking for a filling and tasty meal that is chock full of fresh vegetables and lean protein. Personalized to one’s tastes, these quick meals have gained quite the following. The Pioneer Woman star Ree Drummond is also a fan of these meals and has created her own version of the take-out favorite, “sans the guilt” that’s a big hit with her five children and husband Ladd.

Ree Drummond wears a blue shirt during a television appearance.
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What is a Chicken Fajita Salad Bowl?

A Chicken Fajita Salad Bowl is an all-in-one meal that holds all the components of either a tasty lunch or dinner.

This can include any type of protein you desire including beef, pork, tofu, or beans. However, for this recipe, chicken breasts are used.

Drummond said on her Pioneer Woman website that this complete meal holds “all the fajita fixings you love so much in one bowl..sans the guilt? Sounds too good to be true—but with this recipe, it’s not.”

What goes into Ree Drummond’s Chicken Fajita Salad Bowl?

A plethora of delicious herbs flavors the chicken that is the centerpiece of the meal. These include onion and garlic powder, cumin, oregano, black pepper, and paprika.

The base of the salad includes the following tasty ingredients.

Chicken breasts, avocado, onion, red bell pepper, red onion, cheddar cheese, avocadoes, and lettuce are the core ingredients. These are topped with sour cream and salsa.

Why is this particular recipe called guilt-free?

The reason that this particular dish is sans the guilt is that at home, you can control your ingredients and include or take out the toppings you desire. Freshness is key with this salad, and piling it with lots of freshly cut veggies will fill you up without weighing you down.

The chicken is baked, the veggies are quickly sauteed and everything is piled into a bowl. Served with rice or without, this tasty dish is just like a take-out favorite but even better.

Ree Drummond continues to find healthier options for her family’s favorite meals

Ree Drummond created a Shrimp Stir Fry that has all the tastes of her recipe for Roasted Shrimp and Cherry Tomatoes with a twist.

Cowboys and cowgirls cannot live on salad bowls alone. Drummond formulated other lightened-up recipes that feature her family’s favorite tastes. One of these recipes is a delicious family favorite, Roasted Shrimp with Cherry Tomatoes.

This recipe is available on the Food Network website. It includes peeled and deveined shrimp, cherry tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Fresh lemon is a must for its tart juices.

The method couldn’t be more straightforward. Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Place all the ingredients on a sheet pan except for the lemon. Roast the shrimp until cooked through, and the cherry tomatoes burst.

The complete recipe can be found on the Pioneer Woman website.

The Pioneer Woman airs Saturdays at 10 a.m. EST on the Food Network.