Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Oriental Chicken Salad with Todd and the Colonel

Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad? Yummmm! But instead of running to Applebee’s I learned long ago to use Todd Wilbur’s Top Secret Recipes knock-off recipe instead. AND now I’ve recruited the Colonel to help out as well. That is the KFC Colonel.

I know you can Google Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad and get the “original knock-off” recipe, so what I’m sharing with you is my version.. through years of practice.

My Oriental Chicken Salad

With Todd and the Colonel’s help…


I always triple this recipe because I make enough salad for two-three meals
3 Tbsp. honey
1 ½ Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
¼ c. mayonnaise
1 tsp. Grey Poupon Dijon mustard
1/8 tsp. sesame oil – small amount but it does make a difference


I triple this too!

3 c. chopped romaine lettuce
1 c. chopped red cabbage
1 c. chopped Napa cabbage
½ carrot, julienned or shredded
1 green onion, chopped
1 Tbsp. sliced almonds - or more
1/3 c. crispy chow mein noodles


½ Original Spice KFC Chicken breast
We remove the skin and crust, but you can leave it if you prefer.

Bon Appetit, Y'all!

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Laura said...

Oh my gosh this sounds delicious. I have always wanted this recipe.

Thank you Miss Karen!

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Theresa said...

Thanks for the recipe! YUMMY! I will be making this! Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Jordan@the2seasons said...

Oh this is exciting. Thanks for sharing and now I am going to google some other restaurant foods I love!

Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista said...

That sounds delicious. Now I'm hungry and have to go to the kitchen to see how much of that I can replicate with what I have on hand!


Desire Empire said...

Looks fabulous. I adore this kind of food light fresh and healthy.
Thanks so much for the blog love. Appreciate it


Oh, I'm so lucky, I was going to have chicken salad for lunch and so I am going to make yours with that delish dressing! Thanks for your wonderful and kind visit. Enjoy your day.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Karen, This is great~ I am a big fan of Applebees Oriental Chicken!
Thanks!!!! Your version looks just scrumptious!

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Karen, I just love that salad! Thanks for the recipe!


Your other, sort of, close neighbor!


mississippi artist said...

Thanks for following and the nice compliments. This chicken salad sounds amazing-the little touch of seame oil-wow!I am now following.

D @ The Shady Porch said...

We love salad at our house and I look forward to trying your dressing! Nothing better on a hot day than a cool crisp salad for dinner!

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