Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tasty Tuesdays

This is one of my favorite dishes at Applebee's and the recipe my mother-in-law gave me is very close to the real thing!! :)

~ BTW, this picture is missing a couple ingredients...the chow mein noodles and almonds! I forgot to add them to my salad before I took the picture :)

Recipe: Applebee's Oriental Chicken Salad

Oriental Dressing
3 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup mayonnaise (I used Light)
1 teaspoon Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard (I just used a good shake of Ground Mustard)
1/8 teaspoon sesame oil

Chicken **
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup cornflake crumbs
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 skinless chicken breast halves
2 cups vegetable oil (for frying)

3 cups chopped romaine lettuce
1 cup red cabbage
1 cup napa cabbage
1/2 carrot, julienned or shredded
1 green onion, chopped
1 tablespoon sliced almonds
1/3 cup chow mein noodles
Preheat oil in deep fryer or deep pan over medium heat. You want the temperature of the oil to be around 350 degrees.

Blend together all ingredients for dressing in a small bowl with an electric mixer. Put dressing in refrigerator to chill while you prepare the salad.

In a small, shallow bowl beat egg, add milk, and mix well. In another bowl, combine flour with corn flake crumbs, salt and pepper. Cut chicken breast into 4 or 5 long strips. Dip each strip of chicken first into egg mixture then into the flour mixture, coating each piece completely. Fry each chicken finger for 5 minutes or until coating has darkened to brown.

Prepare salad by tossing the chopped romaine with the chopped red cabbage, Napa cabbage, and carrots. Sprinkle sliced green onion on top of the lettuce. Sprinkle almonds over the salad, then the chow mein noodles. Cut the chicken into small bite-size chunks. Place the chicken onto the salad forming a pile in the middle. Serve with salad dressing drizzled over it or on the side.

** Time Saving Tip:  Cooking the chicken can be time consuming, so my mother-in-law buys frozen chicken patties and uses them instead.  Not sure what the difference would be in WW points values if you substituted.

Weight Watchers Points for 1/6 salad & dressing:  4 Points

Critiques ~
The girls all loved it! BUT the boys were not fans :(  Brian doesn't like honey-based salad dressings and Zachary really didn't like the chicken?!  Not sure why?!

1 comment:

Valerie said...

Oh I love this salad! It is sooo great! I will be making this, along with your chicken cilanto bisque soon! We also made your potstickers...delish!