Applebees Grilled Chicken Oriental salad is a great light salad Applebees serves.
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 chicken breasts with olive oil and season them with salt and pepper.
Grill chicken breasts for 5 to 7 minutes on each side, until cooked through. Transfer to a plate to rest for 4 to 5 minutes 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 the lettuce in bowls or on plates, 3 to 4 cups per serving.
Sprinkle each with 2 tablespoons of carrots, 1/4 cup crispy rice noodles, and 1/4 cup toasted almonds.
Arrange the chicken on top.
Serve with Applebee’s Oriental Salad Dressing.
Customize your salad with any of these variations:
- Add mandarin orange slices
- Add sliced red onions
- Add thinly sliced green onion or scallions
- Add more sliced almonds
- Swap the nuts for soy nuts, cashews, walnuts, or pecans
- Swap the chicken for shrimp
- Use mesclun or mixed green salad mix instead of romaine
Calories: 928kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 60g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 974mg | Potassium: 1606mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 19115IU | Vitamin C: 11.2mg | Calcium: 183mg | Iron: 4.4mg