Copycat Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad

Applebee's oriental chicken salad copycat recipe ohsweetbasil.com

I am not really into chain restaurants other than like Cafe Rio, or the rolls at Texas Roadhouse. I just feel like as soon as the restaurant branches out it turns into reheated entrees and wilty lettuce. I’m definitely more into making the favorites from home which is why I bring you this copycat Applebee’s oriental chicken salad.

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My parents totally used to take us to Applebee’s. Well, not very often, maybe a total of 3-4 times, but I’m quite certain the only reason we went was because mom liked the oriental chicken salad and those blonde brownies. I need to make a copycat for those too.

Applebee's oriental chicken salad copycat recipe ohsweetbasil.com

We already have a few copycat recipes on the site so I’ll go ahead and leave photos and links at the bottom of the post in case you want to try a few other favorites. This is another good one you’ll want to pin on pinterest so you don’t lose it!

Copycat Applebee's Oriental Chicken Salad
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Recipe type: Salad
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Serves: 4 servings
 
Everyone's favorite oriental chicken salad copycat recipe from Applebee's.
Ingredients
For the Chicken
  • 4 Frozen Chicken Strips, baked or THIS recipe for crunchy chicken fingers
For the Dressing
  • ¼ Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1½ Tablespoons good quality Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • ⅛ Teaspoon Sesame Oil
  • Pinch of Ground Ginger
  • Salt to taste
For the Salad
  • ¼ Cup Chow Mein Noodles
  • 1 Cup Red Cabbage, chopped
  • 1 Cup Napa Cabbage, chopped
  • 2 Cups Romaine, chopped
  • 1 Cup Iceburg Lettuce, chopped
  • ½ Cup Matchstick Carrots (I buy them prepackaged)
  • 2 Tablespoons Sliced Almonds
Instructions
For the chicken
  1. Cook the chicken according to directions. Set aside.
For the dressing
  1. In a blender, add all ingredients and blend until smooth. Store in a mason jar in the fridge until service.
To assemble
  1. In a large bowl, toss the lettuces with the carrots and cabbage. Top with almonds and chow mein noodles, then the chicken and drizzle with dressing. Serve immediately.

 

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.