Thursday, February 4, 2010

Fiesta Lime Chicken

We had fiesta lime chicken for dinner tonight and the recipe was a keeper so I thought I would share it. I found the original on the internet as a copy cat recipe for Applebee's, but had to change it a little for my children (make it not so spicy). Still turned out good and I don't know if I would do it just like theirs if I had a choice. Serve with veggies and mexican rice.
Fiesta Lime Chicken
1 cup water
1/3 cup teriyaki sauce
1/2 lime, juiced (1-2Tbsp)
3 cloves garlic minced
1 tsp liquid smoke
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
1/4 cup miracle whip - low fat is ok
1/4 cup sour cream - low fat is ok
2 Tbsp salsa
1 Tbsp milk
1 tsp cajun blackening spice
1/4 tsp dried parsley
1/8 tsp dried dill weed
1/8 tsp cumin
1/2-1 cup shredded colby jack cheese (your preference on cheese amount)
Whisk together first 7 ingredients, coat chicken in mixture and marinade for at least 2 hours.
Whisk together the next 8 ingredients (dressing), cover and chill until needed.
Grill or fry the chicken until done. Discard remaining marinade. Brush with dressing mix, cover with cheese and broil till cheese is melted.
I think the dressing mix makes a great chip dip and so served ours with some tortilla chips on the side.
If you don't have cajun blackening spice then you can make your own. Here's how:
1 T paprika
2 1/2 T salt
1 T onion powder
1 T garlic powder
1 T cayenne pepper
3/4 T white pepper
3/4 T black pepper
1/2 T thyme
1/2 T oregano
1/4 T sage
Mix together and store in an airtight container.
Enjoy a fiesta night tonight!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds yummy! Thanks for the recipe. I love sharing recipes :)