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Copycat Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad

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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.

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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!

What Is Napa Cabbage?

Napa cabbage is also called Chinese cabbage.

It has an oblong shape and has thick, crisp stems and frilly yellow-green leaves. 

Napa cabbage is sweeter and softer than green cabbage.

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Almonds are a good source of healthy fats, fiber, protein, magnesium and vitamin E.

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Chicken is healthier than eating red meat.

Red meats (beef, pork and lamb) have more saturated (bad) fat than chicken.

Saturated and trans fats can raise your blood cholesterol and make heart disease worse.

Copycat Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad

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Copycat Applebee's Oriental Chicken Salad

3.75 from 36 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


For the Chicken

For the Dressing

  • 1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Rice Wine Vinegar good quality
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Sesame Oil
  • Pinch of Ground Ginger
  • Salt to taste

For the Salad

  • 1/4 Cup Chow Mein Noodles
  • 1 Cup Red Cabbage chopped
  • 1 Cup Napa Cabbage chopped
  • 2 Cups Romaine chopped
  • 1 Cup Iceburg Lettuce chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Matchstick Carrots I buy them prepackaged
  • 2 Tablespoons Sliced Almonds


For the chicken

  • Cook the chicken according to directions.
  • Set aside.

For the dressing

  • In a blender, add all ingredients and blend until smooth.
  • Store in a mason jar in the fridge until serving.

To assemble

  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Copycat Applebee's Oriental Chicken Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 255 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 303mg13%
Potassium 485mg14%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 5145IU103%
Vitamin C 21mg25%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • This Asian salad and dressing were excellent.  I added more sesame oil and fresh grated ginger.  Very good

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    • Thanks Jackie!

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  • Is there a link for the crispy chicken fingers?

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