Make Applebee’s Tequila Lime Chicken with Mexi-Ranch Dressing at home tonight for your family.  Our Secret Restaurant Recipe for their Tequila Lime Chicken tastes just like Applebees’.

Applebee’s Tequila Lime Chicken Restaurant Recipe with Mexi-Ranch Dressing


  • 1 (5 ounce) boneless skinless Chicken Breast
  • 1/2 cup Lime Juice
  • 1/4 cup Tequila (non-alcoholic may be used)
  • 1/2 cup Tortilla Chips
  • 1/4 cup Mexi-ranch Dressing (recipe follows)
  • 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar Jack Cheese


Set oven to broil.

  1. To prepare chicken, pour lime juice and tequila into a sealable plastic bag.
  2. Place chicken in bag and chill.
  3. Marinate chicken overnight.
  4. Remove chicken from marinade and grill over medium heat 10 minutes or until thoroughly cooked.

To assemble:

  1. Scatter tortilla chips on an oven-safe plate.
  2. Place chicken on top of tortilla chips.
  3. Pour Mexi-ranch dressing over chicken.
  4. Cover with the shredded Cheddar jack cheese.
  5. Place chicken under the broiler until cheese is melted.  Be careful, plate will be hot!

Serve Applebee’s Tequila Lime Chicken with Pico de Gallo and Spanish rice on the side.

Mexi-Ranch Dressing Recipe

To prepare Mexi-ranch Dressing for Applebee’s Tequila Lime Chicken, in a small bowl mix:

  • 1 tablespoon Salsa
  • 3 tablespoons Ranch Dressing

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