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Applebee's Oriental Chicken Salad Copycat

A crispy bed of greens and veggies topped with cornflake crusted chicken and a sweet oriental honey mustard dressing!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American, Oriental
Servings: 4
Calories: 967kcal
Author: Lauren Allen


Honey Oriental Dressing

  • 6 Tablespoons honey
  • 3 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil

For the Salad

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Corn Flakes cereal , crushed into crumbs
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 cups oil (vegetable or canola), for frying
  • 6 cups Romaine lettuces , chopped
  • 1 cup red cabbage , chopped
  • 1 cup napa cabbage , chopped
  • 2 carrots , shredded
  • 2 green onions , chopped
  • 1/2 cucumber , chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons slivered almonds


  • Blend together all ingredients for the dressing. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Preheat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. You want the oil at about 350 degrees F, (or test the oil by putting a small piece of torn bread into the pot and if the bread sizzles, it's ready, if it just floats there, it's not.)
  • In a small bowl beat the egg and milk together. In another bowl combine the flour, cornflake crumbs and salt and pepper.
  • Cut chicken breast into several long thin strips. Dip the strips in the egg mixture, and then into the flour mixture, coating completely. 
  • Add chicken strips to the hot oil and fry for 3-4 minutes or until cooked through and coating is dark golden brown.
  • Prepare the salad: Combine the romaine, red cabbage, napa cabbage, carrots, onions and cucumber.
  • Add chicken pieces on top and sprinkle with almonds. Serve with the honey oriental dressing!


Recipe from the Book Top Secret Restaurant Recipes, foundĀ here.


Calories: 967kcal | Carbohydrates: 114g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 135mg | Sodium: 802mg | Potassium: 1038mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 13070IU | Vitamin C: 48.7mg | Calcium: 205mg | Iron: 20.8mg