Caramelizing onions in balsamic vinegar packs tons of flavor into these chicken fajitas with just minimal effort.
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1/4 cup plus one tablespoon vegetable oil, divided
3 medium cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt, plus more for seasoning
1/2 teaspoon chile powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
2 medium onions, sliced
2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced in strips
1 large bell pepper, seeded and sliced
Fresh cracked black pepper
Flour or corn tortillas
Shredded cheese and sour cream, for serving (optional)
Chopped avocado, chopped cilantro and salsa or chopped tomatoes, for serving (optional)
How to Make It
In a small bowl, whisk together 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil with the garlic, salt, chile powder, ground cumin, paprika, sugar and fresh lime juice. Set aside.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add one tablespoon of vegetable oil and then stir in the onions. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until the onions are soft and slightly caramelized. Stir in the balsamic vinegar and cook for another minute. Remove the onions from the pan and set aside.
In the same pan, add the remaining tablespoon of oil and then stir in the chicken. Cook for 2 minutes or until the chicken is lightly browned. Stir in the bell pepper and cook with the chicken for 3 to 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
Stir in the spice mixture 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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