Maple-Bourbon Chicken Fajitas

The classic Southern flavor combination of maple and bourbon works surprising well tossed with chicken fajitas.

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  • Servings: 4

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Ingredients

maple-bourbon sauce
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
chicken fajitas
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced in strips
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 large bell pepper, seeded and sliced
  • Kosher or sea salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • Flour or corn tortillas, for serving
  • Shredded cheese and sour cream, for serving (optional)
  • Chopped avocado, chopped cilantro and salsa or chopped tomatoes, for serving (optional)

How to make this recipe

  1. Make the Maple-Bourbon Sauce

    Heat a saucepan over medium heat. Add the oil, and then stir in the garlic. Cook for 1-2 minutes, or until the garlic is lightly browned.

  2. Make the Maple-Bourbon Sauce

    Whisk in the ketchup, maple syrup, bourbon, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar and brown sugar. Reduce heat to low and simmer the sauce for about 3 to 5 minutes or until thickened. Set aside.

  3. Make the Chicken Fajitas

    Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil and then stir in the chicken. Cook for 2 minutes or until the chicken is lightly browned. Stir in the onion and bell pepper and cook with the chicken for 3 to 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.

  4. Make the Chicken Fajitas

    Stir in the maple-bourbon sauce and cook for another 2 minutes or until everything is well combined and heated through. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with tortillas and optional toppings.

Contributed By Photo © Todd Porter & Diane Cu Published September 2014





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