Lower Fat Tequila Lime Chicken

Total Time
3hrs 20mins
Prep 3 hrs
Cook 20 mins

Modified Applebees' copy cat recipe adapted from a version of Applebee's Tequila Lime Chicken

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine first 8 ingredients then chicken in a medium bowl and allow to marinade for 2-3 hours.
  2. Combine the next set of dressing ingredients (ingredients up to the chicken) in a medium bowl, cover, and chill until needed.
  3. Grill the marinated chicken breasts for 3-5 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
  4. Arrange the cooked chicken in a baking pan, brush with prepared mexi-ranch dressing, and sprinkle with cheese.
  5. Broil the chicken for 2-3 minutes, or just until the cheese has melted.
  6. Serve the chicken over a bed of crumbled chips.
  7. Serve with Spanish rice and pico de gallo or salsa.


Most Helpful

This was good, but it didn't taste like the one from Applebee's. Also, while there might be a lot of ingredients, it was very easy to put together. I did leave out the jalapenos due to personal preference. It might just be because I left out the jalapenos, but the sour cream taste was a little overwhelming - I will definitely cut back on that next time.

The Giggle Box February 20, 2004

Loved the dressing on the salad I made to go with the chicken and chips. Marinated the chicken for 5 hours and turned out great. Didn't put it into the oven, just let the cheese melt on it, then mixed with salad.

adopt a greyhound August 24, 2013

I have made this twice now. It was fantastic both times! My family agreed that it is better than Applebees. I used the George Foreman grill this time, but prefer to grill this outdoors. I served it with a cilantro rice side dish, making this a great meal.

debnick1954 January 10, 2010

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