Having started with one small steakhouse, Golden Corral Corporation has grown into one of the nation's strongest family restaurant chains. The ability to adapt to changing tastes allowed Golden Corral to continue growing during the 1980s and 1990s as changes in eating habits and increased competition brought drastic change to the family steakhouse business. Success continued in the 2000s as well--by 2003 the company operated and franchised 467 restaurants throughout the United States, serving 167.5 million guests that year.
CHIPOTLE CHICKEN BREASTS
Golden Corral Copycat Recipe
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder (or to taste)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix well. Marinate in fridge for 30 minutes. Remove the chicken from the bowl and reserve the marinade.
Preheat a saute pan on medium high heat. Add the oil and saute the chicken breasts for 5-7 minutes per side, until almost cooked through. Add the marinade and cook for 2-3 minutes to reduce the sauce. Serve the chicken breasts with the reduced marinade poured over the top.