Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 1 hr 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Much like Applebees, I made a few changes to a recipe found on the internet.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare marinade: Mix together in bowl; water, teriyaki sauce, juice from 1/2 of lime, garlic, tequila (if desired), liquid smoke, salt and ginger.
  2. Marinate chicken breasts at least an hour in mixture.
  3. Prepare sauce: Mix together in bowl; mayonnaise, sour cream, salsa, milk, cajun spice, parsley and hot sauce.
  4. Cover and place in refrigerator until needed.
  5. Broil or grill chicken chicken until cooked through.
  6. Brush tops of chicken breasts with sauce, sprinkle on cheese and broil until cheese is melted.
  7. Cut remaining lime into 4ths.
  8. Serve chicken on tortilla chips with lime garnish.
  9. Great with rice!


Most Helpful

Just wanted to let you know that I used to work in the kitchen at Applebees & the 'Mexi-Ranch" Dressing they use to top the chicken is just ranch dressing mixed with salsa. I know you have another concoction that sounds good, but just thought I'd put that info out there for ya :) I didn't rate the dish because I haven't made it.

KirstenSU04 February 16, 2011

This is way better than Applebees!! I didt't have dry ginger so i used fresh which a conversion table suggested 1tbsp. And i didnt have sour cream so i used southwest ranch dressing. I also used breasts and tenderloins and both turned out wonderful.

Vanessa B. January 24, 2016

Really delicious! This has been the only thing i would eat at Applebees for the past 3 years. I love it so much! Now i might actually try something else since i can make it at home, so easily & just as good! I used chicken tenders for smaller portions, but everything else was exactly as the recipe described. Definitely recommend this to others who love Applebee's Fiesta Lime Chicken!

Dayna W. January 01, 2016

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