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Fiesta Lime Chicken Recipe

Fiesta Lime Chicken Recipe (Applebee's Copycat) is marinated and grilled, then topped with cheese and fresh pico?! What's not to like? 
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword fiesta lime chicken, fiesta lime chicken recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Refrigerate to Marinate 1 day
Total Time 1 day 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 276kcal
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 cheddar cheese grated

For the pico-

  • 3 roma tomatoes diced
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion finely diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 lime juiced
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • tortilla strips


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!


Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 815mg | Potassium: 816mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 645IU | Vitamin C: 13.5mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 1.4mg