Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings
Serves: 1 or 2
Cook Time:
Cooking Method: Deep Fry


2 to 4 c vegetable oil for frying
1 egg
1/2 c milk
1/2 c all purpose flour
1/2 c corn flake crumbs
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 skinless chicken breast fillet
3 c chopped romaine lettuce
1 c chopped red cabbage
1 c chopped napa cabbage
1/2 carrot, julienned or shredded
1 green onion, chopped
1 Tbsp sliced almonds
1/3 c crispy chow mein noodles
3 Tbsp honey
1 1/2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
1/4 c mayonnaise
1 tsp grey poupon dijon mustard
1/8 tsp sesame oil

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Ellen Bales Recipe
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Ellen's notes for this recipe:
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!
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Blend together all ingredients for dressing in a small bowl with an electric mixer. Put dressing in refrigerator to chill while you prepare the salad.
Preheat oil in deep fryer or deep pan over medium heat. The temp of the oil should be around 350 degrees F.
In a small, shallow bowl beat egg, add milk, and mix well.
In another bowl, combine flour with corn flake crumbs, salt and pepper.
Cut 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.
Fry each chicken finger for 5 minutes or until coating has darkened to brown.
Prepare salad by tossing the chopped romaine with the chopped red cabbage, Napa cabbage, and carrots. Sprinkle green onion on top of the lettuce.
Toast 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.
Cut 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.
Makes 1 dinner-size salad.

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user Lisa Nicometi Garrow Pantry Cleaner 2sweetinc - Mar 24, 2013
Thanks for this recipe! I just love this salad!!
user Lisa Nicometi Garrow Pantry Cleaner 2sweetinc - Mar 24, 2013
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Lisa Nicometi Garrow Pantry Cleaner 2sweetinc - Mar 24, 2013
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user Ellen Bales Starwriter - Mar 24, 2013
Thank you for sharing it, Lisa. Don't you just love the dressing? I am tempted to make double the dressing next time, just to have some on the side!

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