The classic Southern flavor combination of maple and bourbon works surprising well tossed with chicken fajitas.
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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
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
How to Make It
Step 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.
Step 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.
Step 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.
Step 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.
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