Cinnamon Onion Chicken Fajitas

Cinnamon Onion Chicken Fajitas

Who added cinnamon to onions for one amazing chicken fajitas? ->🙌<- 

We were on vacation in Lauenen (20 minutes from Gstaad, Switzerland) when this idea came to me. We stayed in a superb Airbnb equipped with nice functional kitchen and I was like, that’s it! I’m going to cook here everyday! I love cooking even on vacation. I prefer it, that way I know that my family is still eating good quality meals. Plus, it’s a lot cheaper to make your own food especially if you’re in a place like Switzerland. (FYI: Switzerland is rated the most expensive country to visit compared to the rest of the world.) 

Say cheese!

I’m not a cheese person but it’s hard not to when you are living in a cheese country. I have to tell you that my palate for cheese has become more sophisticated than ever. Something I’d like to keep as a remembrance for living in Switzerland. For this recipe, I used two local cheeses ( you can use whatever is available in your area, just make sure you like the taste of it, or it could ruin your whole meal) 1. St. Paulin – a soft, creamy, buttery cheese. 2. Emmentaler, the quintessential “Swiss Cheese” with holes. The texture is semi-hard with neutral taste. Now, that’s a perfect duo! 

Just do it. (Not a Nike Ad. (LOL))

When you have an idea brewing in your head, don’t just sit on it and forget about it. I suggest that no matter what it is, just go and do it. Make it a reality. That’s the only way to find out if it works. If it doesn’t work, at least you know, you gave it a GO. 

Cinnamon Onion Chicken Fajitas

Just give it a go! You'll be happy you did.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: chicken fajitas, cinnamon onion
Servings: 4 people
Author: Dhin of


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • ~4-5 dashes cumin
  • ~4-5 dashes chili mix
  • ~4-5 dashes paprika
  • 1 large onion
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • olive oil
  • ~3-4 dashes cinnamon
  • salt
  • cheese (at least 2 types)
  • leafy greens
  • tortillas
  • taco salsa
  • cooked white rice


  • Pre-heat oven at 350°F/ 170°C for tortillas.
  • Slice chicken in strips.
  • Add cumin, chili mix, paprika, and olive oil. Set aside.
  • Cut onion in medium slices.
  • Cut red bell pepper in strips.
  • In medium heat, add oil in cooking pan.
  • Add onion. Cook for a minute.
  • Season with salt and cinnamon. Cook until it softens and fragrant.
  • Add red bell pepper.
  • Add seasoned chicken.
  • Cook until chicken is white in color.
  • Taste test.
  • Add more spices per your liking.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add grated cheese on top.
  • Warm up tortillas in oven for about 5 minutes.
  • Assemble starting with rice as base, followed by chicken, greens, cheese, top with salsa.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!


  • Biggest tip for this recipe: ADD CINNAMON to ONIONS!!!
  • Use at least two types of cheese.
  • For added appeal, use pocket-style no mess tortillas.
  • Try serving as salad or on top of rice. Super delish!
  • Adjust spices according to your taste. Always do a taste test along the way. 
  • This recipe is also good with GROUND BEEF. 
  • You can also make this with guacamole, fresh tomatoes, and lime. 

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