I had this incredibly good salad last night at Applebee's, and it is the best I've ever had. This is a copy-cat recipe. The dressing is supposed to be a very close duplicate, and it is SO good!
2 to 4 c
vegetable oil for frying
all purpose flour
corn flake crumbs
skinless chicken breast fillet
chopped romaine lettuce
chopped red cabbage
chopped napa cabbage
carrot, julienned or shredded
green onion, chopped
crispy chow mein noodles
1 1/2 Tbsp
rice wine vinegar
grey poupon dijon mustard
1Blend together all ingredients for dressing in a small bowl with an electric mixer. Put dressing in refrigerator to chill while you prepare the salad.
2Preheat oil in deep fryer or deep pan over medium heat. The temp of the oil should be around 350 degrees F.
3In a small, shallow bowl beat egg, add milk, and mix well.
4In another bowl, combine flour with corn flake crumbs, salt and pepper.
5Cut chicken breast into 4 or 5 long strips. Dip each strip of chicken first into egg mixture, then into the flour mixture, coating each piece completely.
6Fry each chicken finger for 5 minutes or until coating has darkened to brown.
7Prepare salad by tossing the chopped romaine with the chopped red cabbage, Napa cabbage, and carrots. Sprinkle green onion on top of the lettuce.
8Toast almonds in a small skillet over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes, or until light brown. Sprinkle toasted almonds over the salad, then add the chow mein noodles.
9Cut the chicken into small bite-size chunks. Place the chicken onto the salad forming a pile in the middle. Serve with salad dressing on the side.
10Makes 1 dinner-size salad.