Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken

Nothing rings in the Summer grilling season like Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken! Flavorful, cheesy, and simple. This copycat Applebee’s recipe is SO FLAVORFUL. Grill season here we come!

Copycat Applebee's Grilled Fiesta Lime Chicken. Favorite grilling chicken! - The Cookie RookieI may come from a line of fabulous cooks, but that doesn’t mean our family doesn’t ever eat out.  In Missouri, there is an Applebee’s on every corner.  It’s quick and inexpensive, and has a variety of menu items.  Its an easy choice on busy days/nights.  (don’t judge!) Applebee’s may not be classy, but they have this one entree there that might just be on my list of last meals.  Fiesta Lime Chicken.  I took the elements I love most from that dish, got a little inspired by this recipe on The Pioneer Woman (everything she does inspires me!), and my Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken was born.  New favorite recipe alert!Copycat Applebee's Grilled Fiesta Lime Chicken. Favorite grilling chicken! - The Cookie RookieCopycat Applebee's Grilled Fiesta Lime Chicken. Favorite grilling chicken! - The Cookie RookieI made this recipe for part of a grilling series for Celebrations.com.  I also made Mexican Grilled Corn, which was the perfect compliment to the chicken! Stay tuned for the grilled dessert! (YUM!)

Copycat Applebee's Grilled Fiesta Lime Chicken. Favorite grilling chicken! - The Cookie RookieThe secret to this Tequila Lime Chicken (besides the tequila marinade…can’t go wrong with that!) is the three cheese ranch.  Hidden under that colby jack is a layer of three cheese ranch ready to knock your socks off.  Its a summer BBQ miracle. Copycat Applebee's Grilled Fiesta Lime Chicken. Favorite grilling chicken! - The Cookie RookieCopycat Applebee's Grilled Fiesta Lime Chicken. Favorite grilling chicken! - The Cookie RookieServe with rice and Pico De Gallo and enjoy your summer! Delicious!Copycat Applebee's Grilled Fiesta Lime Chicken. Favorite grilling chicken! - The Cookie Rookie

Serves 4

Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken

Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken is a copycat recipe for Applebee's Fiesta Lime Chicken! YUM!

15 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup good quality tequila (I love Camarena)
  • 3/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 T. Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime Seasoning Blend (If you donâ??t have access to this, use 1 tps. Paprika, 1 tsp. cumin, and 1 tsp. salt)
  • 1 tsp. fresh black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 slices Ultra Thin Colby Jack Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Lite 3-Cheese Ranch (I used Kraft)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix tequila, lime juice, orange juice, garlic, fiesta lime seasoning blend, pepper, and cilantro. Place the chicken into 2 gallon sized ziplock bags (2 per bag) and pour the marinade over the chicken. Seal in the fridge for 6-8 hours.
  2. After marinating, take the chicken out of the bags and grill on medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes on each side, or until chicken is cooked through. Brush each chicken liberally with the ranch, and top with a slice of cheese. Allow the cheese to melt over the chicken before taking off the grill.
  3. Serve with rice, fresh pico de gallo, and lime slices.
Recipe Type: Main Course
7.6.7
1675
https://www.thecookierookie.com/tequila-lime-chicken/
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Calories
249 cal
Fat
10 g
Carbs
7 g
Protein
15 g


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Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files
I used to LOVE this dish from Applebees! Can't wait to try yours! Pinned!
Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life
Can't wait to try this! It will go perfect with the corn you posted the other day too! I hope you will come over and link it up with Foodie Fridays!
Jill T.
I made this last night for a dinner party of 12!! (well to be honest, it was 2 other families of 4 so there were 12 of us but 6 of the "us" were kids and they had burgers - the adults loved the chicken though!!) It was fabulous!!! Can't wait to make it again and I hope you don't mind if I try to feature the recipe on my blog too! So yummy!!!! Thank you for this one!!!
    Becky Hardin
    Yay!! I love to hear that! And I would LOVE to see it on your site!! Hope you're doing well :)
Mike
Tastes just like Applebee's. My wife was pleased. I knew I could do it. LOL
    Becky Hardin
    I love to hear that!!!! Thanks for letting me know you guys liked it!
Kristi Rimkus
I love marinating chicken and pork with tequila and lime. It imparts such fantastic flavor. I've pinned this for my next BBQ - love the recipe!
LaTrice
Every time I go to Applebee's, my favorite entree to order would the Tequila Lime Chicken. It's so good that I'm savoring every single bite. Now, I can make this scrumptious recipe at home!! :-)
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