COPY-CAT ORIENTAL CHICKEN SALAD

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Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

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: Applebees.com

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
1 or 2
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Deep Fry

Ingredients

  • SALAD:

  • 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
  • ORIENTAL DRESSING:

  • 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

How to Make COPY-CAT ORIENTAL CHICKEN SALAD

Step-by-Step

  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.

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About COPY-CAT ORIENTAL CHICKEN SALAD

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Asian



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