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Copycat Applebee’s Fiesta Lime Chicken

Copycat Applebee’s Fiesta Lime Chicken

Applebee’s Fiesta Lime Chicken is a celebration of flavor! Grilled chicken with a zippy lime sauce, salsa ranch and cheese – with a side of Spanish Rice – it’s a delish dish!
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Entree
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 2 people
Calories 661 kcal

Ingredients
  

Fiesta Lime Chicken

Spanish Rice

Instructions
 

Fiesta Lime Chicken

  • Place chicken breast tenders in ziploc bag and pour in 2 cups marinade and place in fridge for a minimum of 30 minutes
    2 cups mojo criollo marinade, 2 chicken breasts
  • For zesty dressing – whisk together the next 8 ingredients (Mayo thru garlic), cover, and chill until needed.
    1/4 cup Duke's mayonnaise, 1/4 cup sour cream, 2 tbsp pico de gallo, 1 lime, 5-10 dashes hot sauce, 1 tbsp Slap Ya Mama cajun seasoning, 1/4 tsp cumin, 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Preheat oven on Broil – Low
  • Saute marinated chicken breasts on grill pan for 3-5 minutes per side, or until cooked through. Discard marinade. 
  • Remove dressing from fridge and pour over grilled chicken, sprinkle with shredded cheese, and broil until cheese has melted (2-3 minutes).
    1 cup colby jack cheese
  • Serve the chicken over a bed of crumbled chips.

Spanish Rice

  • Heat a pot with a bit of oil.
    1 tbsp olive oil
  • Add onion and garlic and saute for 2 min until onions are soft
    1/4 onion, 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • Add uncooked rice, tomatoes, chicken broth, water, smoked paprika and cumin.
    5 oz yellow saffron rice, 8 oz fire roasted tomatoes, 1 cup chicken broth, 1 cup water, 2 tbsp smoked paprika, 1 tbsp cumin
  • Stir everything together and simmer on medium for 20 minutes. (While rice is cooking – you can make your chicken!) 

Nutrition

Serving: 1breastCalories: 661kcalCarbohydrates: 57.1gProtein: 38.5gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 10.3gCholesterol: 110mgSodium: 2523mgPotassium: 756mgFiber: 6.8gSugar: 9.7gCalcium: 247mgIron: 3mg
Keyword applebees, chicken, copycat
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