This Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad Copycat is just like my favorite item on the menu! I love the veggies, chow mein, and crispy chicken!
This Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad Copycat is so full of delicious flavors! But the best part of all is the sweet creamy, honey mustard type dressing! This recipe is spot on, dressing and all! My husband loves this salad too, he specifically requested it for the menu this week. Also, if you are wanting to go a little on the lighter side, we have marinated the chicken in a sesame ginger marinade (the bottled kind you can get at the store), then grilled and sliced it over the salad. You can also sub the mayo for a light mayo or greek yogurt. The light version is really good too!!
Our Version of Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad
Throughly mix dressing ingredients then move to fridge to cool while preparing salad.
Preheat oil in deep fryer or deep pan over medium heat (or 350 degrees). Beat together egg and milk in a small bowl. In another bowl, combine flour with corn flake and Panko crumbs, salt and pepper.
Cut each chicken breast into 4 or 5 long strips and dip in egg then flour mixtures. Fry for 6-7 minutes or until browned then remove to plate covered with a paper towel. (If the chicken is not quite done, place them in the oven at 350.)
Prepare salad by tossing the chopped romaine with the chopped red cabbage, and carrots. Sprinkle on almonds (I carmelized the almonds with 2 tbs. sugar in a sauce pan), then the chow mein noodles, chicken pieces, and dressing.