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Chili's Restaurant Copycat Recipes

Updated on April 19, 2011

Why Chili's Restaurant Copycat Recipes?

Love eating at Chili's? Chili's recipes are popular because they are unique and delicious. Some of Chili's most popular recipes are southwestern eggrolls, Chili's salsa, and of course, the chili. Chili's Restaurant is a popular Tex-Mex chain restaurant.

Sadly, in today's economy many of us are not able to eat out as often as we would like. Or maybe Chili's restaurant is quite a drive and the price of gas for the trip is almost as much as the meal. If that is the case and you're hankering for your favorite Chilis recipes, there's still hope. Make some of the best Chili's recipes right at home using the copycat recipes below.

Chili's Restaurant Appetizer Platter- Boneless Wings, Southwestern Eggrolls, More

Chili's Salsa Clone

Chili's Salsa Ingredients

  • 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes and green chiles
  • 1/4 cup sliced onions
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sliced jalapenos

Put all ingredients except jalapeno peppers into a blender. Process for only a few seconds. Do not blend too long. Make sure tomatoes are still slightly chunky. Add jalapeno peppers last and blend for about ten seconds. Let flavors blend for a few hours in the refrigerator. Enjoy your homemade version of Chili's salsa with tortilla chips or with any Mexican foods.

Chili's Recipe - Monterey Chicken Copycat

For each serving, you will need:
1 skinless, boneless chicken breast
3 teaspoons of your favorite barbecue sauce (Bull's Eye brand tastes almost identical to the Chili's Monterey chicken recipe)
2 pieces of cooked thick, quality bacon, drained well (applewood smoked bacon if you want it to taste like Chili's Monterey chicken)
1/4 cup of monterey jack and sharp cheddar cheese mix

Pound the chicken breast so that it is flat. This will also help make it amazingly tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Cook the chicken over an outdoor grill, in an indoor grill, or in a skillet, preferably cast iron, that has been sprayed with cooking spray.

After adding to a plate, spread the barbecue sauce over the chicken, add the bacon and cheese mix. Place in an oven broiler or microwave long enough to melt the cheese. Sprinkle the top with pico de gallo or just chop up some Roma tomatoes and green onions for the top. Serve!

Chili's Margarita Grilled Chicken Copycat Recipe

Chili's Margarita Grilled Chicken Recipe Clone - Serves 4
You will surprised at how easy and quick this Chili's recipe is to make.

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Approximately 1 cup margarita mix
Salt and pepper to taste
Black beans
Pico de Gallo
Brown rice

Pound chicken breasts. Next, let them marinate in the margarita mix in the refrigerator. Overnight is best, but let marinate for at least two hours.

Remove chicken breasts from marinade and sprinkle with salt and pepper, your preference.

For the best flavor, use a grill to cook the chicken breasts. If not, try to cook the chicken in a cast iron skillet. Cook on medium high heat. Lightly spray the skillet with a cooking spray before adding the chicken.

After chicken breasts are nice and brown, serve over black beans. Add Mexican brown rice and pico de gallo on the side.

Chili's Restaurant Black Beans Recipe Clone

This Chilis black beans recipes uses 1 can of beans, so it is enough for 3 people.

15 oz can black beans
1/4 teaspoon each- sugar, garlic powder, cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon cilantro, minced
1 tablespoon chopped tomato, optional

Put all in a pan, stir, and cook on low for about 15 minutes. When done, top each serving with a bit of chopped tomatoes if you wish. Also optional is to add a bit of chopped onion and cilantro on top for color. Tada! Delicious Chili's black beans taste alike!

Chili's Recipes Comments

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      Karina 2 years ago

      I would love to have the salmon recipe as well.

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      Christina Jones 2 years ago

      Does anyone have the recipe for Chili's salmon? My email address is

      Thank you!

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      Kellie 3 years ago

      Anyone have the recipe for the Salmon?

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      Carm 3 years ago

      Love Chili's sirloin steak sauces. Any recipes out there?

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      Betty 4 years ago

      i would like to have the recipe for Southwestern Mac 'n' Cheese

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      Lisa 4 years ago

      Does anyone have the recipe for the classic bacon burger? The best,can't find the recipe.

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      Casey oneill 4 years ago

      Best restraunt ever the best service sorry but it has to be. The top twenty best restraunt ever in nj

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      Donna 4 years ago

      What is the spread put on the club sandwich ? It's a jelly like spread green and red maybe.

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      KATHY 4 years ago


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      Ron 4 years ago

      Need the recipe for Chili's cinnimon apples, and seasoning used

      used on their corn on the cob.

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      dmclo2353 4 years ago

      We love our Chili's. Does anyone have the recipe for the new mac and cheese dish with chicken and pablano peppers?

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      Tlady 4 years ago

      I like to know recipe for salmon. My email address is

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      cat 5 years ago

      how do they make the corn mash stuff they only give u a little

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      Bubbly2 5 years ago

      Does anyone have the salsa from Chili's?

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      Nicolas 5 years ago

      Does anyone know how to make chilis blue cheese dip?!?! It's amazing!!!!

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      Karen 5 years ago

      Hi, what's the recipe for Chili's mashed potatoes with black pepper gravy??? Please respond back! Thanks

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      Deborah J 5 years ago

      leper- PLEASE tell me how to make the loaded baked potato soup. I live in Enid, Oklahoma and that soup at our Chili's is to die for!!!!!

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      Haber 5 years ago

      Respect to labor

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      Teddy Shampine 5 years ago

      I had Chilie's Baked potato soup at Chilie's in Lindale atx,

      Would love to have the receipt. Sooo good.

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      AlineK 5 years ago

      leper- cole slaw dressing recipe? i just saw your post

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      AlineK 5 years ago

      does anyone have the Chili's cole slaw dressing recipe? my daughter loves it and if I can have her eat cole slaw for her veggies, that would be great!

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      ibtihal 5 years ago

      i need arecipe for mashbotato and wight salsa

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      Dee 5 years ago

      how does chili fry potatoes?

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      Barry 5 years ago

      I like Chili's and can usually count on them but the one in Winchester, VA had the worst service will never go back to that one. I thought the first time might have been a fluke but the second time the service was worse.

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      sher 5 years ago

      Does anyone have the recipe for the green beans chili serves.. They are delicious and taste like they have sesame oil in them/

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      cynde 5 years ago

      just had the new oreo molton thing and it was awsome

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      Jess 5 years ago

      Leper- do you have the chili recipe since you used to work there? I'd love to have it, it's delicious!

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      megflan 5 years ago

      I can't believe no one has asked for a recipe for Chili's mashed potatoes! They are the reason I eat there. I'm posting the recipe for them that a friend my mine got from a Chili's manager.


      - 2 lbs Yukon Gold Potatoes (cubed and peeled if you don't like the skin)

      - 3/4 cup Low Fat Buttermilk

      - Salt & Pepper

      - 2 1/2 tablespoons Sambal Oelok


      In medium saucepan add cold water and bring potatoes to a boil then reduce heat and simmer until thoroughly cooked (about 12-16 minutes). Drain. Put potatoes back into pan and stir occasionally for 5 minutes to dry them out. In a small saucepan, warm buttermilk over medium-low heat but DO NOT BOIL. Run potatoes through ricer, mill, or you can hand mash them. Stir in buttermilk until you get desired consistency. Add salt-and-pepper to taste and stir until combined. Add sambal oelek a teaspoon at a time and taste after each addition.

      Yields 4 servings

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      Kris 6 years ago

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      Donna 6 years ago

      Does anyone have the recipe for the rice they used to serve there?? It has small bits of carrots, etc in it??

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      WIDA 6 years ago

      My Dad loves the Shrimp alfredo at Chili's. Is there a recipie I can get so I can make it for him for Christmas??

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      Jimbo 6 years ago

      Ok,Leper how do you make the chili no beans like they used to serve ?

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      Leper 6 years ago

      Want to kno Chilis recipe? Ask me.... I know chili's.... Used to work there

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      Jimbo 6 years ago

      I see alot of request but no answers what gives am i missing something here ?

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      kat 6 years ago

      Does anyone know what brand of sweet chili sauce they put on their soft tacos? It is delicious.

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      Jimbo 6 years ago

      Does anyone have the recipe for Chili's bowl of chili with out beans like they used to serve ?

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      Cayey 6 years ago

      I wish I knew why people are giving complaints about specific restaurants when this page is meant for RECIPES. If you feel like complaining you sould send an email or call the store. Comment on the recipes, this person worked hard to put this all together.

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      dave 6 years ago

      When visiting the US for work, I always found Chilis in San Diego (Mira Mesa) to be superb. It was just outside the hotel, so often got a visit, as the hotel restaurant was overpriced and dull. A full meal there, with doggy bag (leftovers to go) was enough for 2 days and well within budget guidelines. Fell in love with the Shanghai Wings.

      Chilis UK is a poor comparison, especially the godawful one in Cambridge. Dunderheid staff, slow, cold food, wrong orders, overcharged. Shame that we can't do fast food style food well here in the UK.

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      Cory 6 years ago

      Anyone know where I can get the Chili's recipe for their CHICKEN SOFT TACOS? I love the ranchweros sauce! Help!

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      Mel 6 years ago

      Does anyone know the recipe for asian lettuce wraps?

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      olesuzq 6 years ago

      Where can I find the seasoning for the summer veggies?

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      Susan 6 years ago

      I am looking for Chili's Fire-Grilled Sweet Corn Soup. I ate this with the Fire-Grilled Corn Guacamole & Chips.It is GREAT!!!

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      Anthony 6 years ago

      I visited the Chilies restaurant in New Iberia, just off the Hwy opposite the Holiday Inn where I was completing a training course. I loved the buffalo chicken (boneless) with the blue cheese dip & celery... had it every night for 10 days with a couple of buds. Reason I'm on this site is that I bought some Franks Red Hot sauce today (Perth, Western Australia no less!!!) & I'm making buffalo chicken tonight...

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      damon 7 years ago

      I'm with you Cindy ... love the Chicken and Green Chili Soup. I found the following recipe earlier today:

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      cindy 7 years ago

      Also looking for the Chicken and Green Chili soup recipe. It is such a favlorful and tasty soup and would love to make a big pot of it!

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      moonlight 7 years ago

      Does anyone have, or know where I can get, the recipe for Chili's Fire-Grilled Corn Guacamole? It's a new appetizer on the menu, and it's fantastic. I'd love to make it at home at Christmas.

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      kay 7 years ago

      yes, where is the coleslaw recipe?

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      Mari 7 years ago

      Chilis in Lakeland Florida is great. Would like the recipe for the dressing on the Quesidilla Explosion Salad.

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      Amy 7 years ago

      Looking for their chili recipe (the most recent one) I like to dip the tortilla chips in it but hate paying $8 for a cup of chili and some plain nachos!!!!!!! Are there really beans in their chili? If so, what kind????

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      frank 7 years ago

      where is the coleslaw recipe

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      donna 7 years ago

      Looking for the new avocado and corn dip from chili`s.Anybody come across it yet?

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      Amy 7 years ago

      I am also looking for the Chicken and Green Chile soup recipe. My daughter loves it! I'll post if it I find it, or maybe something close to it.

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      Rusti 7 years ago

      I'm looking for the Chicken and Green Chile Soup recipe. The best soup I've had in a long time.

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      Susan 7 years ago

      I'm looking for Chili's Strawberry Mojito recipe - anyone?

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      Kelli 7 years ago

      I too would love their spicy coleslaw recipe. I've tried tons of various recipes and versions of coleslaws all over the country, but their coleslaw is my favorite!

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      Space Age 7 years ago

      I tried the salsa recipe and I think it tastes great! Thanks for sharing!

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      shirley 7 years ago

      I'd like to have the spicy coleslaw recipe good stuff

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      Peter 7 years ago

      I was looking for the "Chili" recipe as well. Anyone have a copycat one? Thanks,

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      sharyn 7 years ago

      I was at Pittsburgh Mills Chili's tonight. Love the coleslaw would like to have the recipe.

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      David 7 years ago

      Did I miss something? is there a copycat recipe for the Chili's chili? I love it, but haven't been able to come close on my own.

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      Tracy, ex-chilihead 7 years ago

      @Elijah; Re: Chicken Crispers

      i worked there in my early 20s and used to rummage through the kitchen looking at the recipes & the walk-in cooler. the crispers are super, super easy. all you need is TEMPURA batter, chicken tenderloins, & a little salt/seasoning. follow the instructions on the Tempura Batter box. make sure you're using ICE COLD water to begin with. lightly season your chicken tenderloins or season the Tempura Batter instead. don't go crazy with the salt or you'll ruin a good batch of batter.

      make sure your deep fryer is nice and hot and ready to go. dip tenderloins in batter and fry 'til golden brown. don't over-cook or the meat will be dry and unenjoyable. as for the honey-mustard dressing, the recipe is simple. Mayo (or Miracle Whip), Grade A honey, and yellow mustard. start off with half a cup of mayo and stir in about a tablespoon of mustard. then add honey, enough so that the consistency of the dressing is still thick and the color is a dark mustard. should get a slight mustard kick, taste the creaminess of the mayo/miracle whip, and delight in the honey flavor. for a light/fat-free version, use the appropriate choice of mayo.

      for those of you who love the sauces and are not having luck with finding recipes that tingle your tastebuds, you can always approach the store manager and ask if you can purchase a bag/container of their sauces. they'll be happy to oblige if you're super sweet!!!

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      Carmen 7 years ago

      I'm still looking for the Bone Buffalo Chicken Wing Sauce. It's not what people or posting, aka. Crystal Louis. Hot sauce and margarine, no way, that stuff is too thin. Chili's sauce is thicker. Any ideas?

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      tiffany 7 years ago

      do you have the recipe for Chili's Cajun Ribeye steak?

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      don bellamy 7 years ago

      All of the Chilies stores in the tri-cities of east tennessee have excellent food and from my own experence,the service has been great.

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      Julie 7 years ago

      I love this stuff and having the recipe won't stop me from eating it at the Restaurant--I am just really curious about what makes it sooooooooooooooo good!!

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      Karleen Patterson 7 years ago

      We attended the Pryor OK. Chili's to celebrate Xmas on Xmas Eve. The service was more than excellent as was the food.

      The CheeseCake was super. Would it be possible for me to gget the receipe?

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      Kurt 8 years ago

      Does anyone know the recipe for chilles chipolte sauce

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      jones06 8 years ago

      has anyone tried to make the salsa recipe? how did it turn out! i LOVE their salsa! I wished they would can it.

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      Nicole H  8 years ago

      I want to know how to make mexican martini like chili's


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      skua 44 8 years ago

      We like the baked potato soup at the Corsicana, TX Chili's. Can't find the recipe anywhere on-line. If anyone has it and would share, I would appreciate it greatly.

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      Jill 9 years ago

      Does anyone have the recipe for the "sliders"? They are the little hamburgers served with the jalapeno' ranch dipping sauce. They are served as either an entrée or as an appatizer. My son loves the flavor of them and is begging for me to make them for him. If anyone has the recipe or finds it some where please let me know. Thanks

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      Michelle 9 years ago

      We attend Chili's all the time, we normally have the same waitress because she is awesome. We have never had a bad experience. This restaurant has top management.

      I live outside of Tampa, FL. The restaurant is in Largo Mall

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      Amanda Blanchard 9 years ago

      I am looking for the receipe for the balsamic vinegarette dressing Im so in love with it... I found some receipe but it just wasn't the same so if anyone knows it please please please give it to me :)


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      cowboybaby 9 years ago

      I go to Chili's in Ankeny Iowa. Been there about 5 to 6 times. The food and service is ALWAYS AWESOME! I'll be back!

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      Elijah 9 years ago

      Does anyone know the recipe for Chili's chicken crispers?

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      Lisa 9 years ago

      Amber - do you have the recipe for Chili's Cajun Ribeye steak?

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      allie 9 years ago

      does any one have the reciepe for skillet fries from the australian chilis?

      or the fried cheese sticks?

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      Amber 9 years ago

      All we do for the chips is just throw them in the fryer and salt them (no idea who delivers them, I'm never there that early). For the nachos, you top corn tortilla wedges with mashed black beans, queso, and top with mix c ( shredded cheddar and jalapeno jack cheeses). Broil them for 6-7 minutes and top each with a jalapeno slice. Wanna know more? Email me at and I'll try to help you out as best as I can.

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      Peggy Young 9 years ago

      Where can I get the chips? Chili's has the best chips I've ever had. Where do they come from?

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      ghida 9 years ago

      does any one know how to cook this plate with bonless wings and

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      Shana 9 years ago

      Does anyone know the recipe for the asian lettuce wraps?

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      Lee L. 9 years ago

      I'd like to know how to cook the grilled salmon at Chili's!

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      ladida 9 years ago

      FUnny, all of the Chili's I have been to here in texas have been awesome!

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      Bill Waite 9 years ago

      I was in Chile once and had this tomatoe kinda salsa. They brought it for every meal. I feel in love with it. But as all good things come to an end. I final found something like it at Chiles. The red pepper Tapenada sauce. MMMMMMM I could eat that stuff every day. WERE CAN I GET SOME. Please tell me!! Bill Waite Astoria OR.

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      Charmaine 9 years ago

      I really just wish that someone could find the recipe for the Chili's Classic Nachos which I think are awesome, but 12 nachos is not enough for the price, so I want to make my own. Help!!!!

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      Bonnie 9 years ago

      Does anyone know the recipe for the whipped cheesecake that Chili's made. I do not think that it is on the menu anymore (at least not in Alberta, Canada).

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      Angela Harris 10 years ago from Around the USA

      So sorry, May. I've never been to that particular Chili's restaurant. We also have a Chili's restaurant in our hometown in which the service is terrible and the food is hit or miss (usually miss). It's one of the reasons that I started collecting Chili's recipes clones. But if you go to a Chili's restaurant that does it right, the food is fantastic.

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      may 10 years ago

      the service was poor and the place was not clean and the food was cold it was our first time there (me and my family ) to clebrate my sons birthday .. the location was in sterling hights on hall rd.

      thank yoy