Applebee's International, Inc. is the leader in the casual dining segment of the United States restaurant marketplace. The company franchises and operates more than 1,100 restaurants under the Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar name, about a quarter of which it owns. The eateries offer moderately priced, high-quality food and drink for all ages in a friendly, informal atmosphere. Applebee's is continuing to expand, with 1,800 outlets the company's stated goal. A smaller restaurant format has been designed for areas with populations under 25,000, to facilitate penetration of previously untapped markets.




Fiesta Lime Chicken

Applebee's Fiesta Lime Chicken Copycat Recipe

Grilled chicken breast marinated in tequila and lime, washed with our Mexi Ranch sauce and baked with Cheddar Jack cheese, served on a bed of tortilla strips in color, accompanied by Spanish rice and pico de gallo.


1 boneless skinless chicken breast
1/2 cup lime juice
1/4 cup tequila
1/2 cup tortilla chips
1/4 cup Mexi-ranch Dressing 
1/4 cup shredded Cheddar jack cheese

To prepare chicken, pour lime juice and tequila into a sealable plastic bag. Place chicken in bag and chill. Marinate chicken overnight.

Set oven to broil.

To prepare Mexi-ranch Dressing, in a small bowl mix:

Remove chicken from marinade and grill over medium heat 10 minutes or until thoroughly cooked.

To assemble: Scatter tortilla chips on an oven-safe plate. Place chicken on top of tortilla chips.

Pour Mexi-ranch dressing over chicken. Cover with the shredded Cheddar jack cheese. Place chicken under the broiler until cheese is melted. Be careful, plate will be hot!

Serve with Pico de Gallo and Spanish rice on the side.

1 comment:

  1. Applebee's Mexi-Ranch Dressing

    Applebee's Mexi-Ranch Dressing

    1/4 cup mayonnaise
    1/4 cup sour cream
    1 tablespoon milk
    2 teaspoons minced tomato
    1 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar
    1 teaspoon minced canned jalapeƱo slices
    1 teaspoon minced onion
    1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
    1/4 teaspoon Tabasco pepper sauce
    1/8 teaspoon salt
    1/8 teaspoon dried dill weed
    1/8 teaspoon paprika
    1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    1/8 teaspoon cumin
    1/8 teaspoon chili powder
    1 dash garlic powder
    1 dash freshly-ground black pepper
    1 cup shredded Cheddar-Jack cheese

    Mix all ingredients and blend until smooth.


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