Thursday, June 7, 2012

Mexican Rub Recipe

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.

Mexican Rub


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.

Seasoned Chicken
I serve this with chipotle ranch dressing on the side along with a green salad.  It tastes Marvelous Darling!!!  I hope that you will give this recipe a try.

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.

Enjoy!!!
Debi 

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13 comments:

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    1. Hey Susie,

      Let me know what you think if you try it. I'm kind of addicted.

      Have a great weekend.
      Debi

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  2. Yummy this looks so good. I need to try it soon.I bet its amazing

    Love your blog

    Check out my food blog if you haven't already :)

    www.thedailysmash101.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for checking out my blog. It is really good, let me know what you think after you try.
      I am going to your blog now.
      Debi

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  3. I sure wish you had a restaurant- I would so eat there, all the time! This looks way better and way healthier than most mexican dishes.Thanks for sharing with us at Kids in the Kitchen. Blessings!!!

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    1. Carrie,
      I love visitors like you. Thank you for hosting your link party. I love this recipe.
      Debi

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  4. Looks very yummy! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

    Holly

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    1. Hi Holly,
      It is really good. I hope you try it. Thanks for the link party.
      Debi

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  5. I get the Encenada Chicken Platter everytime I eat at RR. Trying your recipe tonight.

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    1. I hope that you liked the recipe. Thanks you so much for visiting.
      Debi

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  6. Debi, thanks for your links into the fiesta on Food on Friday. I have got unbelievably hungry reading all of the links! Cheers (no, that should be Ole!)

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    1. Hi Carole,
      Thanks so much for stopping by. It was so nice of you to invite me to your party. This is one of my favorite rubs.
      Have a great week.
      Debi

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  7. I had this dish at Red Robin today and loved it! I found you via a Google search and can't wait to try this recipe. Thank you!!

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