Applebee’s Grilled Chicken Oriental Salad has to be one of my most requested recipes. Honestly, I can’t think of a recipe that has been requested more. Applebee’s has been serving the Grilled Chicken Oriental Salad for years now, and this is a restaurant that is known for swapping out their menu on a fairly regular basis. What makes this salad so special? Crisp rice noodles, toasted almonds, and fresh lettuce are served with an Asian-style dressing.
Applebee’s Grilled Chicken Oriental Salad
Applebee's Grilled Chicken Oriental Salad
You can make your own Applebee’s Grilled Chicken Oriental salad at home. It is so tasty, and so easy to do. Best of all, you can customize this salad and put in the ingredients that you enjoy the most.
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- 6 to 8 cups romaine lettuce
- 1/4 cup shredded carrots
- 1/2 cup crispy rice noodles
- Applebee's Oriental Salad Dressing
Heat the grill to medium, or heat a cast-iron skillet or grill pan over medium heat. Place the chicken breasts between two sheets of plastic wrap and gently pound them to 3/8-inch thick. Brush with the olive oil and season them with salt and pepper. Grill for 5 to 7 minutes on each side, until cooked through. Transfer to a plate to rest for 4 to 5 minute before slicing.
Toast the almonds in a small dry skillet over medium heat. Watch them carefully—there is a fine line between toasted almonds and burnt almonds! Shake the pan gently. When you begin to smell the almonds, toast for a few seconds more, then immediately place the almonds on a paper towel. Allow them to cool for a moment or two.
Assemble salads by first putting down the lettuce, 3 to 4 cups per serving. Sprinkle each with 2 tablespoons of the carrots, 1/4 cup crispy rice noodles, and 1/4 cup toasted almonds. Arrange the chicken on top. Serve with plenty of the Applebee’s Oriental Salad Dressing.
Now, Applebee’s Grilled Chicken Oriental Salad is a delicious salad, but there are a few variations that I like to make. I like to change out the lettuce and use a mesclun mix. I also like to add a few mandarin orange sections and sprinkle some thinly sliced green onion or scallion on top, for my personal version of the Applebee’s Grilled Chicken Oriental Salad. What changes do you like to make when you make a salad? Do you like any unusual ingredients on your salads?
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