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Crispy Chicken Fajita Tacos

1. If baking, preheat your oven to 425 degrees, line a large baking sheet (or two)with parchment paper for easy clean-up, and set aside. 2. In a medium bowl, combine the chili powder, garlic powder, ground cumin, 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt, onion powder, paprika, and ground black pepper. Toss the chicken to coat and set it aside.

3. Over medium-high heat, heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet, preferably cast iron. Once hot, add the chicken strips and cook for 5-minutes. Transfer the chicken to a medium bowl and set it aside.

4. Add the second tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet and tilt to coat. Add the onion and bell pepper and cook for 5-minutes, stirring often, until slightly softened. Add the garlic, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and oregano and sauté for an additional minute. Remove from heat, transfer to the bowl with the chicken, and toss to combine.

5. To assemble: Heat a skillet over medium to medium-high heat. In batches of two, warm the tortillas in the hot skillet for 15-30 seconds on each side. The tortillas should be malleable but not crispy. Top with chicken fajita mixture followed by two tablespoons of shredded cheese. Fold the tortilla to create a taco, gently pressing down on the side with the cheese so that it sticks shut. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.

6. To bake: Arrange the tacos in a single layer on two large baking sheets. Spray with non-stick cooking spray (optional) and bake for 10-12 minutes, flipping the tacos halfway through so that they are crispy on both sides. Remove from the oven and serve warm with your choice of dipping sauce(s). To air-fry: Preheat your air fryer at 400 degrees for five minutes. If desired, line your air fryer basket with parchment paper. Then, in batches, cook the tacos in a single layer at 400 degrees for six minutes, flipping them halfway through. *Be careful not to overcrowd the basket. Serve warm with your choice of dipping sauce(s).

These crispy chicken fajita tacos are sooo delicious!!!! You can bake, air fry, or freeze them for later!