Applebees Oriental Chicken Salad

Salads · Sides · May 20, 2017

Copycat version of Applebees 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 Applebees 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, fried chow mein noodles and the dressing. It’s so hearty and has so many great flavors in it. If you’re a salad lover you’ll definitely like this!

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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Applebees Oriental Chicken 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!!
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Recipe type: 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.

ENJOY!

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, and dry chow mein in a flavorful dressing!!

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Liz

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

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.

Donna utley

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

Liz

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

Barb

Panco or cornflakes for the oriental chicken ?

Elaine

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.

    Racheal

    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.

      Lil' Luna

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

        Hillary

        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)

          Lil' Luna

          Thanks for sharing! Uh oh, it’s my favorite..I’ll just pretend I didn’t see how many calories the dressing adds;)

    Crysal

    A big part of those calories is caused by the chicken fat in the actual oriental dressing….

    Carol

    Who cares if you don’t want the calories then don’t eat it

Kristi Quill

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

Cathy

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

    Dawn

    Earlier she said she used panko crumbs, but she said you could use either. Hope I helped!

    Lil' Luna

    You could use either:) Whatever you have on hand.

Liz

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

Gayle Rupert

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

    Lil' Luna

    This is one of my favorites!! I guess, it could be an option 🙂 Thank you!!

Gayle Rupert

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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Mary

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

    Lil' Luna

    This is one of my favorites!!! Thanks for giving it a try and for letting me know!

Barbara

Didn’t the salad also come with some spring rolls?

    Lil' Luna

    I don’t remember a roll..maybe once upon a time it did.

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This is one of my favorite salads thanks for sharing!
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Babs

How many servings is this?
Sure looks yummy!

    Lil' Luna

    It just depends on how big the portions are. It could feed 2 or it could feed maybe 4-6? Hope that helps! Enjoy!

Carolyn

Eaten this salad over the years but have never had cucumbers in it. Love the salad though.

StaceyN

I love Oriental Salad! Sadly the dressing tastes nothing like it’s supposed to. I mostly just tasted honey. I did find another recipe with a perfect tasting salad dressing. I’m sure some may love this dressing but for me it was definitely not a copy cat of the real thing. 🙂

Len

Tried that salad for first time Applebee’s. Wow. Incredible

Ed Rosenthal

This one right here is one of my all time favorites 🙂

Judy

I had to laugh as I read your comment about always ordering the same thing over and over. From the time Applebee’s opened I ordered their Asian chicken salad. I’d taste what my sons
ordered but it just didn’t do anything for me. The last time we went when the server came for our orders they rolled their eyes and said she wants the Asian chicken salad that’s all she ever eats here!! Then they said “it makes mom happy”.
Judy

Denise Blomquist

How many people does your “Applebee’s” oriental chicken salad serve?

    Denise Blomquist

    Found the answer!

Casey

Made this tonight for my family. Loved it! Definitely reminded me of this favorite salad. My hubby says next time I should add in some mandarin oranges. Thanks for sharing.

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