COPYCAT FIESTA LIME CHICKEN

Updated: Sep 20, 2020

Chicken and veggies gets old so fast - Try this copycat recipe for fiesta lime chicken that tastes just like the one from Applebees (AND it's healthy)!


Serving Size: 2 | Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 30-40 mins

 

Who doesn't love a good twist on a "taco Tuesday"? Healthy, tasty and super easy.


Ingredients:

2 chicken breasts

Can of black beans (I used Bush's brand)

1 cup Quinoa (I used simple truth brand)

2 cups of broccoli

Tortilla strips (add a few on top- the fiesta flavor is amazing)

Shredded cheddar cheese (added to the top of the chicken)


Sauce:

1 tsp ranch dressing (I used Kraft brand)

2 tbsp plain greek yogurt (I used Chobani brand)

Lime juice (to taste about 1/2 a small lime)

1 tbsp salsa


Pico de Gallo:

1 tomato

Fresh Cilantro (to taste)

Onion (diced - to taste)



How to put it together:

- Grill the chicken breasts

- Simultaneously cook the quinoa (this takes about 10-15 minutes)

- I also hasted up the black beans at the same time as well

- While these items are cooking, I created the sauce by mixing all ingredients (ranch, plain greek yogurt, lime juice and salsa) - set aside to top the chicken with.

- Steam the broccoli, set aside

-Chop tomato, onion, cilantro and put in a cup or bowl, add lime juice, mix and set aside

-Once the chicken is done on the grill - place on a pan (I did this in a small pan in my toaster oven, if you increase the recipe and add more chicken breasts, you may want to use a full size pan in the oven) top the chicken with the sauce, cheese and tortilla strips

-Heat the chicken with toppings until the cheese is melted

-Time to plate! Start with quinoa (if you use the portion fix cups 1 yellow cup) about 1/2 a cup, add about 1/2 cup of black beans, place chicken on top of that. Finally top the chicken with the pico mixture and add the broccoli on the side







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