Restaurant Fake-Out–Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad

WOW – this is phenomenal!   Instead of chicken for this week add some leftover turkey and make  a simple salad absolutely delicious!


Oriental Dressing

3 tbsp honey
1 1/2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1/4 c. low fat mayonnaise
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/8 tsp sesame oil

1. Blend all ingredients together.



The sesame oil is the key to this dressing!   I use reduced-fat mayo with olive oil, a nice blend of moderate consumption of fat and sodium.  Sometimes those fat-free versions are packed with sodium or sugar!


Instead of fried noodles try this – Top it off with some toasted whole wheat noodles!  In a skillet pan, add a touch of oil and sauté some whole wheat spaghetti noodles.  Turn noodles over till they get a little brown and crispy.  Add a touch of sesame oil to the noodles.  Sauté for about 10 to 12 minutes.  The noodles will crispy up and become a little hard.  Break up noodles and place over the salad.