Fiesta Lime Chicken Applebee's Copycat Recipe

Fiesta Lime Chicken Applebee's Copycat Recipe is marinated and grilled, then topped with cheese and fresh pico?! What's not to like? 

Course Dinner
Servings 4 servings
Calories 276 kcal
Author Lauren Brennan


for the chicken-

  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 4 chicken cutlets
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese

for the pico-

  • 3 roma tomatoes diced
  • 1/4 cup finely diced yellow onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 lime juiced
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • tortilla strips
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  1. In a large freezer bag, stir together water, lime juice, soy sauce, chile lime sauce, Worcestershire, garlic, pepper, cumin, and chicken. Seal the bag well and refrigerate for up to 24 hours to marinate.
  2. To cook chicken, preheat grill to medium. Grill chicken 2-3 minutes per side or until cooked completely. When you flip your chicken to cook on the second side, top with the shredded cheese to melt. Cover grill or cover chicken with foil to finish cooking. Remove.
  3. For the pico de gallo, stir all ingredients together in a small bowl. Top the chicken with the pico and tortilla strips and serve. Yum yum!
Nutrition Facts
Fiesta Lime Chicken Applebee's Copycat Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 276 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 123mg41%
Sodium 815mg35%
Potassium 816mg23%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 41g82%
Vitamin A 645IU13%
Vitamin C 13.5mg16%
Calcium 118mg12%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.