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copy-cat oriental chicken salad

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

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! Photo:

(3 ratings)
yield 1 or 2
cook time 30 Min
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For copy-cat oriental chicken salad

  • SALAD:
  • 2 to 4 c
    vegetable oil for frying
  • 1
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    corn flake crumbs
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 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
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 tsp
    grey poupon dijon mustard
  • 1/8 tsp
    sesame oil

How To Make copy-cat oriental chicken salad

  • 1
    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.
  • 2
    Preheat oil in deep fryer or deep pan over medium heat. The temp of the oil should be around 350 degrees F.
  • 3
    In a small, shallow bowl beat egg, add milk, and mix well.
  • 4
    In another bowl, combine flour with corn flake crumbs, salt and pepper.
  • 5
    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.
  • 6
    Fry each chicken finger for 5 minutes or until coating has darkened to brown.
  • 7
    Prepare salad by tossing the chopped romaine with the chopped red cabbage, Napa cabbage, and carrots. Sprinkle green onion on top of the lettuce.
  • 8
    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.
  • 9
    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.
  • 10
    Makes 1 dinner-size salad.