Copycat Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad


Applebee's oriental chicken salad copycat recipe


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


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!


Can Salad Cause a Gallbladder Attack?

Greens and vegetables will not cause a gallbladder attack.

But, if you have gallstones, you may need to be careful about the dressing you eat on your salad.


Are Salads Safe When You Are Pregnant?

Salads are safe during pregnancy.

Salad dressings that contain raw eggs are not safe during pregnancy and should be avoided.


Is Chicken Healthy?

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

Yield: 4 servings

Copycat Applebee's Oriental Chicken Salad

Copycat Applebee's Oriental Chicken Salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


For the Chicken

  • 4 Frozen Chicken Strips, baked or THIS recipe for crunchy chicken fingers

For the Dressing

  • 1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons good quality Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 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

  1. Cook the chicken according to directions.
  2. Set aside.

For the dressing

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

To assemble

  1. In a large bowl, toss the lettuces with the carrots and cabbage.
  2. Top with almonds and chow mein noodles, then the chicken and drizzle with dressing.
Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving:Calories: 277 Saturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 22mg Sodium: 0mg Carbohydrates: 24.2g Fiber: 2.7g Sugar: 14.4g Protein: 8g

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Carrian Cheney

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

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5 comments on “Copycat Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad”

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

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  3. Is there a link for the crispy chicken fingers?