|Red Robin's Ensenada Chicken Platter|
We eat at Red Robin's every once in a while, and one of my favorite dishes is their Ensenada Chicken Platter with their Baja Ranch Dressing. I set out on a mission to try to find out what ingredients were in their seasonings on this chicken. I, of course could not find out what was in their recipe, and I certainly tried. I did learn that they marinate the chicken in their Baja Ranch dressing. I have been able to find a Chipotle Ranch Dressing at both Whole Foods and at Walmart that is very close.
You can marinate the chicken in that, but it is not the same, so I set out to try and come up with seasoning to make a rub, that would give the chicken a similar flavor. I think that I have come pretty close. It is a simple recipe, the ingredients may seem daunting, but it is really easy. I make a large batch and store it in a mason jar. I use it all of the time, so it does not last long in our house. Also, my kids are always trying to steal some to take home to use when they cook chicken, because they like it so much.
This is a picture of what my Mexican Rub Chicken Platter looks like.
|Debi's Mexican Rub Chicken Platter|
Mexican Rub Recipe
1/3 cup chili powder
1/4 cup cumin
1/4 cup paprika
2 TB oregano powdered
2 TB onion powder
2 TB garlic powder
2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp chipolte chili powder (more or less according to your taste and heat preferences)
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (more or less according to your taste and heat preferences)
Mix all ingredients together and store in a mason jar.
To use: I cover the chicken with this rub, and I usually cook it in a nonstick ceramic skillet. I use boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs, and I cook them for approximately 9 minutes per side. I also put a lid on the pan to help them cook in that amount of time.
|My plate of beautifully cooked Mexican Chicken|
Please leave me any comments on what you think of this recipe. I would love to hear from you.