November 30, 2010

Copy-CAT! Applebee’s Grilled Chicken Oriental Salad

I love Applebee’s Grilled Chicken Oriental Salad! it has to be my most favorite salad in the whole wide world! yum!


6-8 cups romaine lettuce
2 chicken breasts
1/2 cup crispy rice noodles
1/2 cup sliced almonds
2 tablespoons shredded carrots
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper

to make

Grill chicken breasts, by first placing into plastic wrap, and gently pounding them to about 3/8 of an inch thick. If you have a grill you can use a grill to cook your chicken breasts. You can also cook the chicken breasts in a skillet, add olive oil to a skillet and heat on medium heat. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper, and cook for approximately 5 to 7 minutes on each side. Place fully cooked chicken breasts onto a plate, and allow to rest for 4 to 5 minutes before slicing.

Toast almonds by placing in a small skillet over medium heat, watch almonds carefully, there is a fine line between toasted almonds and burnt almonds. Shake pan gently and when you begin to smell the almonds they are toasting, allow them to toast for a few seconds more and immediately place almonds onto a paper towel and allow them to cool for a moment or two.

Assemble salads by first putting down the lettuce, I use about 3 to 4 cups of lettuce, add the shredded carrot, 1/4 cup crispy rice noodles, 1/4 cup toasted almonds, and then place on sliced chicken. Serve with plenty of the Applebee’s Oriental Salad Dressing.


Yield: approximately 3/4 cup.
1/4 cup Mayonnaise
4 tablespoons Rice Wine Vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons sesame seed oil
1 teaspoon toasted sesame seed oil
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

In a medium sized bowl combine sugar, and rice wine vinegar, and mix until sugar is completely dissolved. Add remaining ingredients and stir until well blended. Refrigerate salad dressing in a covered container for up to one week.

A couple of notes about the ingredients, the rice wine vinegar is carried in most grocery stores, be careful not to purchase the seasoned rice wine vinegar, as it is sweetened, and a salad dressing made with that makes the dressing way too sweet. The sesame oil can be found in the regular section of the oils in a grocery store. Now the toasted sesame oil look in the Oriental section of your grocery store.

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