Applebee's Oriental Chicken Salad Recipe - Easy Chicken Recipes (2024)

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Becky Hardin

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This gorgeous Copycat Oriental Chicken Salad from Applebee’s is all kinds of delicious! Crispy coated chicken tenders on a bed of crunchy salad greens, with a mouthwatering sesame mustard vinaigrette – so good, copy that!

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Oriental Chicken Salad Recipe

This is one amped up salad! Packed with fresh crisp veggies and crunchy chicken tenders, this Oriental Chicken Salad packed with flavor and lots of lovely goodies! Anointed with crispy chow mein noodles and sliced almonds, it’s a hearty salad you could have for lunch or dinner.

If you’re looking for other delicious salad ideas, why not also try my Mango Chicken Salad Recipe or my Chicken Cobb Salad.

Why you’ll love this Oriental Chicken Salad

  • All about the crunch! Crisp lettuce and cabbage provide the base for golden chicken tenders and crunchy noodles – every bite is pure heaven!
  • A hearty salad. Protein packed chicken, almonds, noodles and heaps of veggies mean this is a salad that’s built to satisfy.
  • Restaurant quality salad at home. This is a delicious take on the super popular Applebee’s creation and it’s just as good (if not better!).
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Can I make this Oriental Chicken Salad ahead of time?

You can certainly make this salad up to a day in advance. You just need to prep elements separately. Leave out the chow mein noodles and the dressing until just before serving, also, store the cooked chicken in its own airtight container.

Place your veggie base in the salad bowl, cover with a paper towel to help soak up excess moisture and cover with plastic wrap or a lid. Just before serving coverings, then add the chow mein noodles, chicken, and dressing.

How to store this salad

This salad is best enjoyed on the day it’s made, but you can store it in an airtight storage container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Swaps and mix ins

This Oriental Chicken Salad is delicious as is but it’s also super versatile. Feel free to mix things up! Here’s some ideas:

  • Napa Cabbage
  • Wonton Noodles
  • Mandarin Oranges
  • Scallions
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Edamame Beans
  • Cashews
  • Bell Peppers
  • Cucumbers
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More Recipe Notes

  • This would also work with rotisserie chicken, it’s quicker but you not as crunchy (but still flavor packed!).
  • When it comes to the dressing, sesame oil has a very strong flavor so you don’t need to overdo it!
  • Allow your chicken to cool slightly before cutting.
  • For an extra crispy crust on the chicken tenders, repeat the dredging process with egg and flour, for a double coating.

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Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad Copycat

This gorgeous Copycat Oriental Chicken Salad from Applebee's is all kinds of delicious! Crispy chicken, crunchy salad – so good!

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Ingredients

For the Chicken

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken tenders
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 large eggs + 1 tablespoon water
  • ¼ cup canola oil

For the Dressing

  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

For Assembly

  • 2 cups cabbage mix with carrots
  • 4 cups romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • ¾ cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup crispy chow mein noodles

Instructions

  • Season chicken with salt and pepper. Add the flour, salt, garlic, onion powder, and black pepper to a shallow bowl. Add the egg plus water to another shallow bowl. Whisk to combine.

    1 pound boneless, skinless chicken tenders, 1½ cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, 2 teaspoons garlic powder, 2 teaspoons onion powder, ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, 2 large eggs

  • Dredge a chicken tender in flour. Pat off excess. Coat in egg. Let excess drip off. Coat in flour again and pat off excess. For an extra crispy crust repeat the egg and flour again. Repeat with remaining chicken tenders.

  • Heat a large skillet to a medium heat. Add canola oil. Once the oil is hot, add chicken. Cook until crispy and brown, about 3 minutes, flip and cook another 3-4 minutes until golden brown and crispy. Transfer to a cutting board to cool slightly and chop into bite-sized pieces.

    ¼ cup canola oil

  • While the chicken cooks, make the dressing: Whisk the rice vinegar, sugar, and Dijon mustard together in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in both sesame and canola oil.

    ¼ cup rice vinegar, 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons sesame oil, 2 tablespoons canola oil, 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • Add the cabbage mix, romaine lettuce, red cabbage, almonds, and chow mein noodles to a large salad bowl. Drizzle with dressing and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

    2 cups cabbage mix, 4 cups romaine lettuce, 1 cup shredded red cabbage, ¾ cup sliced almonds, 1 cup crispy chow mein noodles

  • Top with chicken, more almonds, and chow mein noodles.

Notes

  • For an extra crispy crust on the chicken tenders, repeat the dredging process with egg and flour, for a double coating.
  • This would also work with rotisserie chicken, it’s quicker but not as crunchy (but still flavor-packed!).
  • Allow your chicken to cool slightly before cutting.

Storage:Store Oriental chicken salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts

Applebee's Oriental Chicken Salad Copycat

Amount Per Serving

Calories 524Calories from Fat 270

% Daily Value*

Fat 30g46%

Saturated Fat 3g19%

Trans Fat 0.1g

Polyunsaturated Fat 9g

Monounsaturated Fat 16g

Cholesterol 110mg37%

Sodium 630mg27%

Potassium 610mg17%

Carbohydrates 39g13%

Fiber 4g17%

Sugar 5g6%

Protein 26g52%

Vitamin A 3034IU61%

Vitamin C 19mg23%

Calcium 84mg8%

Iron 4mg22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Author: Becky Hardin

Course:Main Course

Cuisine:American, asian

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  1. Applebee's Oriental Chicken Salad Recipe - Easy Chicken Recipes (14)tina says

    Applebee's Oriental Chicken Salad Recipe - Easy Chicken Recipes (15)
    how much dijon? 2 teaspoons or tablespoons?

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    • Applebee's Oriental Chicken Salad Recipe - Easy Chicken Recipes (16)Becky Hardin says

      Tablespoons!

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  2. Applebee's Oriental Chicken Salad Recipe - Easy Chicken Recipes (17)Lynn Greathouse says

    Applebee's Oriental Chicken Salad Recipe - Easy Chicken Recipes (18)
    Love this salad

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    • Applebee's Oriental Chicken Salad Recipe - Easy Chicken Recipes (19)Becky Hardin says

      So happy to hear you enjoyed it, Lynn!

      Reply

  3. Applebee's Oriental Chicken Salad Recipe - Easy Chicken Recipes (20)Micah Arrasmith says

    Applebee's Oriental Chicken Salad Recipe - Easy Chicken Recipes (21)
    I absolutely loved this easy and delicious recipe!!

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    • Applebee's Oriental Chicken Salad Recipe - Easy Chicken Recipes (22)Becky Hardin says

      I’m so happy to hear that, Micah!

      Reply

  4. Applebee's Oriental Chicken Salad Recipe - Easy Chicken Recipes (23)Jessica Strauss says

    Applebee's Oriental Chicken Salad Recipe - Easy Chicken Recipes (24)
    Ahhhhhhmazing!!! So easy and delish my husband says tasted like Applebees but better!!!!! I did use Purdue chicken pieces.

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    • Applebee's Oriental Chicken Salad Recipe - Easy Chicken Recipes (25)Becky Hardin says

      I’m so happy to hear you loved this dish, Jessica!

      Reply

  5. Applebee's Oriental Chicken Salad Recipe - Easy Chicken Recipes (26)Joe biden says

    Nothing like Applebees. The dressing was so sour. The chicken needs to be deep fried

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    • Applebee's Oriental Chicken Salad Recipe - Easy Chicken Recipes (27)Becky Hardin says

      So sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy our take on this recipe!

      Reply

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