This classic Red Robin dish, the Ensenada Chicken Platter, features spicy, juicy chicken breasts coated with a homemade spice blend and a simple southwest salad for a quick and healthy dinner.
Looking for more copycat recipes? Try Olive Garden's Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo, Chick-Fil-A's Avocado Lime Ranch Dressing, or Potbelly's Dream Bars. One of my favorite copycats to make at home are Chicken Friand from La Mad.
This dish is one of my favorites that Red Robin does. My mom always orders it, and I thought it would be great to learn how to make it at home.
Josie's has several different bagged salad options and this Southwest one pairs perfectly with the spiced chicken. It is almost exactly the same as what Red Robin serves. It features a delicious cilantro dressing right in the bag, but if you want to be more true to form of the Red Robin dish, try something like jalapeno ranch or spicy ranch. This will be closer to the restaurant's "baja ranch."
To serve, plate it with some salad, chicken breasts, salad dressing, salsa, and a wedge of fresh lime.
This spice blend works perfectly to coat the chicken, and depending on how many chicken breasts you make, you may have extra. Don't throw it out! It's a great mexican-style spice blend that would be great for tacos and fajitas. I used it in a classic chili recipe and it was wonderful!
I’m very glad to be bringing you this post featuring Josie’s Organics Products. I was compensated for my time, but all opinions are 100% my own.
Ensenada Chicken Platter (Red Robin Copycat)
- 2 tsp. salt
- 3 tbs. chili powder
- 2 tbs. cumin
- 2 tbs. paprika
- 1 tbs. onion powder
- 1 tbs. garlic powder
- 1 tbs. oregano
- 4 thin cut chicken breasts
- 1 tbs. olive oil
- Ranch lime wedges, salsa (for serving)
- Josie's Organics Southwest Salad Mix
- Combine all spices in a bowl and mix well.
- Coat 4 thin cut chicken breasts liberally in spice mix.
- In a large frying pan, heat olive oil on medium heat. Pan fry chicken until cooked through, about 4-5 minutes per side.
- Serve with Josie's Southwest Salad, salsa, ranch, and lime wedges.
- Store any remaining in an airtight container.
Shannon N Roehrig says
OMG! Uncle Chris orders this every time we go to Red Robin! I'll have to try recipe out on him. 😉
Melissa Szymczak says
What a great recipe and spice blend! Thank you!
I like the variety in that salad mix. I’ve been buying other brands and they seem to be 90% cabbage. That’s ok but more like a slaw than an actual salad! I’ll look for this one! Thanks for idea!
was looking for a spice blend to use with taco meat chicken or beef and I have ingredients on hand havnt tried red Robin not. in my area can make at home now just. no cilantro bad word with grandpa
This is exactly like Red Robin’s! I’m truly impressed with this recipe snd k will be making this again,
Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!
Excellent! It’s my favorite dish at Red Robin. This is as good or better! My family loved it! Thank you!
Dina and Bruce says
Oh we can not wait to try this recipe! So Good!
This looks great! We just got back from vacation and I'm looking for dinner recipes that are lighter, but still pack tons of flavor. Thanks! 🙂
I love the Chicken Ensenada platter at Red Robbin. Unfortunately none in our area. I have tried several supposedly copy cat recipes, but have found them too spicy (heat). I am looking for a recipe with the flavor, but not the heat. When I try this recipe, should I use less chili powder?
Hi Charlene! This isn't too spicy, but I would definitely try halving the chili powder and see where the spice level is at that point. You can always adjust later, and it will still be very flavorful even without the chili powder.
Mine turned out dry, any suggestions
Was the chicken meat dry or the outside? If the meat itself was dry, maybe cook for less time next time (it can vary on thickness!). If the outside is too dry, you could add oil when cooking or a squeeze of fresh lime juice!
I made this again tonight with more seasoning lower heat and it turned out fantastic! Hubby even said WOW its so tender 😊😊😊
Thank you for letting me know and for giving it a second go. I am so glad you enjoyed!
My husband love this platter at Red Robin. I decided I wanted to give this a try for dinner tonight for him. After the first bite he said that this recipe was a keeper. When the meal was all complete, he stated that I nailed it.
Lori, This makes me so happy to read! I am very glad he enjoyed the meal. And what a sweet thing for you to make for him, as you know it's something he likes! -Sarah
So I tried it at red Robin bet meal I've had in awhile gonna try to make it at home tonight wish me luck 😊