Rachel's Fiesta Lime Chicken

Very, very excellent chicken! Better than Applebee’s! Everyone loves this. (Also known as Tim and Stacy’s Engagement Chicken)

  • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts


  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • Juice of 2 limes (1/4 cup)
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons tequila (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Salsa Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chunky salsa
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cajun spice
  • 1 dash dried dill weed
  • 1 dash cumin
  • 1 cup shredded Colby jack cheese
  • 2 cups crumbled tortilla chips

Mix marinade from garlic, lime juice, soy sauce, tequila, brown sugar, onion salt, and pepper. Cut chicken into 6 pieces, and marinade it in a zip-lock bag at least 4 hours or overnight. Whisk together sour cream, mayo, salsa, Cajun spice, dill weed, and cumin. Refrigerate whisked salsa dressing until needed, at least 1 hour. Grill marinated chicken breasts over a medium flame (or in a frying pan) about 8 minutes on each side, until done. Place cooked chicken on a broiler pan (or 9”x9” square pan), spread salsa dressing over each breast and sprinkle with cheese. Broil until cheese has melted and browned slightly. Serve chicken on a bed of crumbled chips with an optional lime wedge.

Add Spanish/Fiesta rice and chunky salsa on the side for a meal.

Serves 5-6

Main Dishes Book 1 Chicken