Top Secret Recipes offers a copycat recipe for the Oriental chicken salad from Applebee's. It has an average rating of 4.6 stars out of five over 97 user reviews. This recipe serves one person as a main dish, but you can double or quadruple it to serve two or four people.
To make the dressing, combine 3 tablespoons honey, 1 1/2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar, 1/3 cup mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard and 1/8 teaspoon sesame oil to a bowl. Blend the ingredients with an electric mixer until well incorporated. Chill dressing in the refrigerator while preparing the rest of the salad.
Preheat 2 to 4 cups vegetable oil in a deep fryer or deep pan over medium heat. The oil must reach 350 F to fry the chicken properly. While the oil heats, beat 1 egg and 1/2 cup milk in a shallow bowl. In a second bowl, mix 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup crushed corn flakes, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.
Cut one boneless, skinless chicken breast lengthwise into four or five strips. Dip each strip into the egg mixture, then dredge in the flour and corn flake mixture. Once the oil reaches 350 degrees, fry each chicken strip for 5 minutes or until the coating turns brown. Set the fried chicken strips aside.
Toss 3 cups chopped romaine lettuce, 1 cup chopped red cabbage, 1 cup chopped Napa cabbage and half of a shredded carrot together in the serving dish. Sprinkle one chopped green onion, 1 tablespoon toasted sliced almonds and 1/3 cup crispy chow mein noodles over the salad.
Cut the fried chicken into bite-size pieces and place on top of the salad. Serve with the chilled salad dressing on the side.