Fiesta Lime Chicken

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 383kcal
Author: Becky Hardin - The Cookie Rookie
FIESTA LIME CHICKEN (Applebee's Copycat Recipe) is our favorite easy grilled Summer meal! This Lime Chicken is served on a bed of Mexican rice and topped with lime ranch, pico de gallo, and tortilla strips. I order this Fiesta Lime Chicken Recipe at Applebee's every single time, and now you can make it at home! It's even better homemade, trust me. 
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  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • seasoning salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup ranch dressing
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 4 slices Borden Colby & Monterrey Jack Cheese
  • Pico de Gallo fresh cilantro, and tortilla strips for garnish
  • Mexican Rice for serving


  • Heat grill to 400F
  • Brush each chicken breast with olive oil and then sprinkle with seasoning salt (I like Lowry's) and pepper to taste.
  • Grill for approximately 10 minutes per side or until chicken is fully cooked through and no longer pink. Set aside.
  • While chicken is cooking combine the ranch, yogurt, lime juice, cilantro, and garlic in a blender and blend until fully combined and smooth. Set aside.
  • Place 1 tablespoon of the ranch mixture on each chicken breast and then top with a slice of cheese. The cheese should melt down onto the chicken, but to make it extra creamy pop it back on the grill for a minute or two until its melted to your liking.
  • Top each breast with fresh pico de gallo, cilantro, and tortilla strips. Serve with Mexican Rice for extra flavor.
  • Enjoy!



Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 469mg | Potassium: 480mg | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 216mg | Iron: 0.7mg