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Ay! Caramba! Tequila Lime Chicken | Get Your Rumba On with this Applebee’s Inspired Dish!

Oh, those persuasive Caribbean rhythms.

You can’t beat this Applebees Inspired Tequila Lime Chicken for a south of the border dish so darned good that just thinking about it makes your mouth water. Tune the music to the Broadway Hits version of Ay! Caramba! And dance your way to a meal that’s not just super delicious but FUN too!

Ay! Caramba! Tequila Lime Chicken
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As the lyrics from Copacabana play in my head, I can’t help but dance to the music when making this dish!

“The more I resist, the more they insist

Can’t stop the congas, timbales the bongos,

The claves and Ay! Ay! Ay! Ay! Caramba!”

Although our world and Lac du Nibiinaabe is just a tad north of the Caribbean Islands, our local Applebee’s restaurant is only a few miles in either direction from here.  One of my favorite dishes to eat at the restaurant before I was diagnosed with celiac disease was their Fiesta Lime Chicken. Thus, my inspiration re-creating a gluten-free version of the Applebee’s favorite enjoyed by many.

This recipe is one of those dishes that is so… good that just thinking about it makes my mouth start to salivate. And, I can’t think about it without the Broadway Hits version of Ay! Caramba! performed by the Manhattan Singers of Copacabana playing through my head. To watch me in the kitchen during the onset of preparing my version of Ay! Caramba! Lime Chicken, aka Fiesta Lime Chicken I’m sure you’d swear I was possessed. 

I’m sure you’d giggle. My family does.

Just like the song…

“I hear the rumba (you hear the rumba?)

and then the mambo (you want to mambo?)

wait, I think you should know Latin drums make me go

Ay! Caramba!

They shake maracas (I shake maracas)

I go bananas (you like bananas?)

We start having fun but before it’s all done

Ay! Caramba!

Okay, I’m all done embarrassing myself. Enough is enough. Let’s get to the recipe. 

Ay! Caramba! (Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.)

Just one more time. 

Ay! Caramba! (Ermmm… Yep, I’m really done now.)

Here you go.

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Ay! Caramba! Tequila Lime Chicken

Ay! Caramba! Tequila Lime Chicken

Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Supper
Cuisine: American, South American
Keyword: Chicken, tequila
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Slide to Adjust Servings: 4
Calories: 625kcal
Author: Kymberley Pekrul | G-Free Deliciously
You can't beat this Applebees Inspired Tequila Lime Chicken for a south of the border dish so darned good that just thinking about it makes your mouth water. Tune the music to the Broadway Hits version of Ay! Caramba! And dance your way to a meal that's not just super delicious but FUN too!
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Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless Chicken Breasts

For the Marinade

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup gluten-free Teriyaki Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic fresh-minced
  • 1/2 cup Lime Margarita Mixer
  • 1/2 cup Tequila
  • 1 Tablespoon gluten-free Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Ginger fresh-grated

For the Sauce

  • 1/4 cup gluten-free Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Greek-style plain Yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons Salsa
  • 1 Tablespoon Half-N-Half
  • 1 Tablespoon Cajun Seasoning or less, to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon dried Parsley
  • 2 teaspoons Hot Sauce
  • 2 cups Colby-Jack Cheese shredded, reserve for when the chicken comes off the grill

For the Pico de Gallo

  • 1 large Tomato seeded, and skin removed
  • 1/8 cup Red Onion diced, reserve a tiny bit for garnish
  • 1/8 cup Green Onion diced, reserve a tiny bit for garnish
  • 1 medium Jalapeno Pepper stemmed, seeded and chopped small
  • 2 Tablespoon Lime Juice fresh-squeezed
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Place a large zipper bag inside a bowl. Add the water, teriyaki sauce, garlic, lime margarita mixer, tequila, Worcestershire sauce, and ginger into the bag. Zip closed and shake gently to combine the marinade. Place the chicken into the bag, zip closed, cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.
  • To prepare the sauce – In a medium-size bowl combine the mayonnaise, yogurt, salsa, half-n-half, Cajun seasoning, parsley, and hot sauce. Whisk to until the sauce is combined. Cover and refrigerate until needed.
  • To prepare the Pico de Gallo – In a medium bowl combine the tomato, red onion, green onion, jalapeno pepper, and lime juice. Salt to taste and mix well. Cover and refrigerate until needed.
  • Spray the grill grates of your outdoor grill with a gluten-free high-heat grill spray. Pre-heat the grill to medium-high heat.
  • Remove the chicken breasts from the marinade, using about half of the sauce mixture divided into a separate bowl, brush each chicken breast on both sides to coat, then place onto the grill. Cook the chicken turning frequently and brushing with the sauce mixture on each flip. Grill until the internal temperature of the meatiest part of the breast reaches 165ºF. Remove from the grill to an oven-safe sheet when done. Spread remaining reserved sauce mixture over the breasts, sprinkle the grated cheese over the top and return briefly to the grill or broil in the oven just until the cheese is melted on top of the chicken.
  • Remove the chicken and top with Pico de Gallo, and garnish with reserved red and green onion to garnish for serving.

(Nutritional values are an approximation. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.)

Copyright © 2018 Kymberley Pekrul | G-Free Deliciously | gfreedeliciously.com

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