Copycat Applebee’s Oriental Salad


Copycat version of Applebee's Oriental Chicken Salad - one of the best salad recipes! A delicious salad made with breaded chicken, cabbage, romaine, sliced almonds, egg, cucumber, and dry chow mein in a flavorful dressing!!

Who here loves Salad?

I’m obsessed – really! I’m not lying when I say that I order salad 90% of the time when we go out to eat. It’s not just because salads tend to be a little healthier, it’s because they taste SO good to me! I’ve noticed that I have my favorite salad at each restaurant, and my favorite from Applebee’s is their Oriental Chicken Salad. Have you had it before? It’s amazing, and is one of my all-time favorite recipes ever. It’s been so sad not living close to an Applebee’s here in Houston, so I crave it all the time. Fortunately, we were able to find a Copycat Applebee’s Oriental Salad that tastes just like it that I will be sharing with you today.

My favorite part of this salad are all the extra goodies in it, including almonds, chow mein noodles and cucumbers. It’s so hearty and has so many great flavors in it. If you’re a salad lover you’ll definitely like this!

Here’s the recipe:

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Copycat Applebee's Oriental Salad
 
Ingredients
Dressing
  • 3 TB honey
  • 1½ TB rice wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • ⅛ tsp sesame oil
Salad:
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup panko
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 3 cups vegetable oil, for frying
  • 3 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • ½ cup chopped red cabbage
  • ½ cup chopped napa cabbage
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • ¼ cup chopped cucumber
  • 3 TB sliced almonds
  • ¼ cup dry chow mein
Instructions
  1. Blend together all dressing ingredients and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. In a large saucepan preheat oil over medium-high heat.
  3. While that is warming up, cut your chicken breast into several long thin strips. Set aside.
  4. Beat egg and milk together in a small bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cornflake crumbs, salt and pepper. Dip the strips in the egg mixture, and then into the flour, coating completely.
  5. When oil is hot, carefully add chicken strips and fry for 3-4 minutes or until cooked through or golden brown. Set on a paper towel to cool. Once cool, cut into bite size pieces.
  6. To prepare your salad, combine the romaine, red cabbage, napa cabbage, carrots and cucumber. Add chopped chicken pieces and sprinkle with almonds and chow mein. Top with delicious honey oriental dressing and enjoy!

Recipe adapted from One Sweet Appetite

Copycat version of Applebee's Oriental Chicken Salad - one of the best salad recipes! A delicious salad made with breaded chicken, cabbage, romaine, sliced almonds, egg, cucumber, and dry chow mein in a flavorful dressing!!

Copycat version of Applebee's Oriental Chicken Salad - one of the best salad recipes! A delicious salad made with breaded chicken, cabbage, romaine, sliced almonds, egg, cucumber, and dry chow mein in a flavorful dressing!!

Copycat version of Applebee's Oriental Chicken Salad - one of the best salad recipes! A delicious salad made with breaded chicken, cabbage, romaine, sliced almonds, egg, cucumber, and dry chow mein in a flavorful dressing!!

The crispy chicken on top is AMAZING!

I’m telling you guys… if you like trying out new recipes you’ll love this one.

You can always change things up and make the chicken differently by just grilling some chicken (instead of frying it) OR you can even bake some chicken instead to make it a tid healthier – totally up to you! And, as always, you can just add or omit any other ingredients you think would be great with this salad. 😉

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I’m so glad I can still enjoy this salad from home since the closest Applebee’s is about 40 minutes away. 😉

For more great yummy salads be sure to check out these other favorites:

Spicy Buffalo Chicken Salad - YUMMY!! Recipe on { lilluna.com } Ingredients include chicken tenders, buffalo wing sauce, lettuce, crumbled blue cheese, ranch, and your favorite salad mix-ins.

Buffalo Chicken Salad

Super Delicious Steak and Tortellini Salad - a new favorite! { lilluna.com } Ingredients include tortellini, sirloin, & romaine in a creamy dressing.

Steak and Tortellini Salad

Delicious Asian Pasta Salad recipe - so delicious and flavorful! Pasta, chicken, carrots, spinach in a yummy dressing!!

Asian Pasta Salad

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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 7 to 6 months) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.
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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 7 to 6 months) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.

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  1. 1

    Love all the salads. Thank you Kristyn and have a great Tuesday.

  2. 2
    Heather in VA :

    I also order salads nearly everywhere I go and my friends laugh at me! Thanks for this recipe though I may cheat and use prepared frozen chicken strips to save myself the frying.

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  4. 5

    Thnx for Applebee’s oriental salad recipe..Can’t wait to try it. It’s what I always order when I get the chance. But like you, we have no Applebee’s near our town and would love to be able to make it at home.

    But I am confused by one thing. – In the ingredients section, you list PANKO, but in the directions section you refer to CORNFLAKES CRUMBS. Please clarify…I can’t wait to try this recipe, and want to make sure I use the correct ingredient.

    Thnx,
    Donna

  5. 6

    Thanks Kristyn for the nice salads. Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. 7

    Panco or cornflakes for the oriental chicken ?

  7. 9

    I suppose somebody has mentioned that Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad has 1,380 calories, not exactly a “healthy” option unfortunately. It’s my favorite, too, but with its calorie count equal to a day’s worth of calories, I’ve learned to find other options.

    • 10

      If you ask for the dressing on the side and add just enough to taste it, it’s still delicious and better for you. I also get it with grilled chicken vs. fried.

      • 11

        Yes, I do the same so I don’t feel so guilty eating it. 😉

        • 12

          Just FYI the calorie count Elaine posted is for the salad WITHOUT dressing. The dressing adds another 500 calories. I waited tables at an Applebee’s for 4 years. The Oriental Salad is the most calorie-packed item on the menu. (Or was when I worked there)

  8. 14

    LOVE this salad! and love it even more that I can make it at home! thanks so much for sharing this recipe!!

  9. 15

    Ing lists states panko but directions state corn flake crumbs. Which one is it?

  10. 19

    Nice salads and I haven’t had them before. Thanks Kristyn.

  11. 20
    Gayle Rupert :

    I eat this salad all of the time and I love it. However, I don’t think it has cucumber.

  12. 22

    I eat this salad all of the time and I love it. However, I don’t believe that it has cucumber.
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  13. 23

    Just made this salad tonite and it was really good. The dressing was spot on!