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Made the chicken last night or dinner and doubled the sauce recipe as recommended. Since we had 4 people and only 3 chicken breasts, I cut them in half and pounded as one review had suggested. After marinating for almost 4 hours, I seared the chicken on the stove for 3-4 minutes per side and then it took 35 minutes in the oven to fully cook. Served on top of crumbled tortilla chips with rice and black beans and got rave reviews. The 6 pieces of chicken were enough to feed 3 adults and a teenager. Today for lunch I made a double portion of the sauce only to serve as dip for chips. I thought the sauce was a bit too thin, so this time I substituted half of sour cream with cream cheese (2 oz of cream cheese = 1/4 cup) and skipped the milk. Better, but would still prefer it thicker. A couple of things I will tweak next time are: a) will use 1/2 cup of cream cheese, 1/4 cup of sour cream and 1/4 of mayo for a double recipe; b) let the chicken marinate overnight. Thank you for a great recipe!

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alinasls September 05, 2011

Great recipe! This was a delicious tender chicken in a tangy flavorful sauce and topped with melted cheese. I toasted my tortilla chips before crumbling and serving the chicken on top them. Also, I marinated the chicken breasts (which I had pounded just a little bit so as not to be too thick) for 24 hours and doubled the sauce as other reviewers recommended. This was out of my comfort zone too, but it was sure worth it and I will put this into my regular rotation of recipes. Thank you for posting this recipe.

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JOY1998 March 15, 2009

This is a very tasty recipe. I've had the Applebee's version and this is close. The dressing is so good and I kept tasting it with the chips. I think it would also be wonderful on a mild fish- especially for my husband who isn't a fish fan. I served it with steamed rice and pinto beans with a little chopped lettuce and green onions for garnish. Thank you for sharing.

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Chattes February 12, 2009

Rating the marinade since that's all I did. Wonderful flavor and juicy chicken off the grill. I added more tequila, and a splash of triple sec. Used soy vay teriyaki sauce. Can't wait until I try the whole recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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Queen Roachie July 06, 2014

Holy cow, this was delicious! I always loved Applebee's tequila lime chicken but have missed it since I stopped eating meat. I made this using Quorn Chik'n cutlets and it was awesome. I did everything to the recipe specs accept of course the meat, and me and my wife loved it. I'm sure it's fine with chicken but you can eat just as good with veg meat. I have made it twice now and we love it.

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mikedachef June 14, 2012

Loved it. I baked the chicken first, because it was easier this time. Didn't use liquid smoke. And didn't have any tortilla chips. Loved the sauce. Used the extra as salad dressing

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jane49423 June 27, 2010

This was very good and different for our house. Loved the sauce! I added xtra tomatoes, jalapenos and spices till it suited our taste. Did make a great dip. Had a big thing of white rice left over from Chinese food that I turned into cheesey mexican rice, topped it with a can of refried beans and baked that with the chicken. Great dinner!! Thanks for he recipe.

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RepoGuysWife October 21, 2009

I forgot the tortilla chips too but still an awesome dinner! We served over rice w/chicken base & almond green beans from the garden. VERY good, use the good tequila folks, I used Casadores... My honeybunny insisted on saving the left over mexi-ranch for dip!

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Babychops June 10, 2009

Absolutely adored by our whole family. Definitely a good idea to double the dressing as it is sooo tasty! Thanks for sharing!

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Kit_Kat May 14, 2009
Tequila Lime Chicken from Applebee's