Fiesta Lime Chicken Recipe – Easy Chicken Recipes

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This easy Fiesta Lime Chicken Recipe is an Applebee’s copycat that seriously satisfies! Tender, juicy marinated chicken breasts are flavorful as can be and grilled with a slice of cheese that melts beautifully on top.

fiesta lime chicken with rice on plate

Why We Love This Fiesta Lime Chicken Recipe

Fiesta lime chicken is my favorite thing to order at Applebee’s, and it’s even better when made at home! Check out what makes it so crave-worthy:

  • Lower in calories: If you order it at the restaurant, it will contain 1200 calories, but my version is lees than 500!
  • Marinated to perfection: The ingredients make such an amazing marinade that really flavor the chicken and make it tender and succulent.
  • Copycat: I love a good copycat recipe that turns out even better than the original.

What kind of cheese should I use on tequila lime chicken?

Any good melting cheese will work with this recipe. I prefer colby jack or cheddar cheese, but you could also use gruyere or mozzarella.

Chicken enchiladas with fiesta lime chicken on a plate with rice and lime wedges.

How to Store and Reheat

Once cooled to room temperature, you can store any leftover fiesta lime chicken you have in an airtight container in the fridge. For the best reheated results, pop it in either the air fryer or oven until warmed all the way through.

How to Freeze

Freeze fiesta lime chicken for up to 3 months. Just make sure it’s cooled to room temperature prior to storing in an airtight freezer-safe container.

Fiesta lime chicken enchiladas paired with rice and lime wedges.

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Top Reader Review

“We loved this fiesta chicken – so easy and so much flavor!!” – Courtney

fiesta lime chicken with rice on plate


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