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.
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.
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!
Delicious!!!! ...I am a fiesta lime chicken addict when it comes to Applebee's. I'll save so much money making at home... and it's a bazillion times better :D I also broiled the chicken with the sauce and cheese on top of the chips already so the cheese and sauce spilled and bubbled all over the crunchy chips. YUM! <br/> oh, and for a marinade I did a cheaters teriyaki sauce... I used 1/4 cup orange juice (I actually used the juice of two small clementines I had in the house) , 1/4 cup soya sauce, a sprinkle of ginger powder (optional) and a few slices of fresh garlic (or a sprinkle of garlic powder). Then I just added the juice of 1 lime, and about a cup (give or take) of water. Let the chicken breasts soak for a few hours.... or a few days :P And they are moist and flavour-full.
Delicious! Worth all the ingredients. Better than Applebee's !
I made this last night and it turned out awesome. I skipped the teriyaki sauce since I didn't have any, but marinated it in tandoori chicken powder instead. I also ended up baking the chicken on a baking sheet lined with foil and garnished it with cilantro leaves and served with a side of potato skins. Thank you for the recipe. It was so good :)
Made this last night and the entire family loved it. The fiesta lime chicken is the ONLY thing that I order while eating at Applebee's and I must say this was right on the mark, maybe even a little better because it lacked the burnt taste that has been accompanying the meal the last couple of times I ordered it. Will definitely make this again.
I loved this meal. I am always a bit conservative with the spices I use because I have 2 picky eaters. Some of the spices were new to my pantry. But, now that I made this meal...I will definately be making this dish again. Thanks Mirela for introducing me to this great website. Paula G. NJ
Just finished eating this amazingly delicious recipe and for the first time ever I decided to write a review. It was so good. Followed the recipe exactly as posted except for the tequila-didn't have any. I did go out to my local store and bought liquid smoke and I have to say that made all the difference. I used a Mexican cheese mix and it was so good. I let the chicken marinate for about 12 hours and that also helped the flavor penetrate. I think it might be better than the restaurant.