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Paradise Chicken Salad

BAR and GRILLS > Applebee's

An island blend of fresh greens, mandarin oranges, pineapple, apple, and pico de gallo with slices of seasoned grilled chicken and a balsamic vinaigrette.

Applebee's Restaurant Copycat Recipe

Makes 2 large dinner salads

1 cup romaine lettuce.
1/2 cup red cabbage, sliced
1/4 medium apple, diced
1/2 cup Mandarin oranges
1/4 cup pineapple chunks

balsamic vinegar dressing

Pico de Gallo:
1 teaspoon salt
6 medium Roma tomatoes
1/2 medium white onion
1 tablespoon sliced jalapeno peppers
1/2 cup cilantro
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Meat and Marinade:
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Grill Mates Chicken Rub to taste

Make the Pico de Gallo:  Dice the tomatoes, onion, peppers. Chop the cilantro. Mix these ingredients and everything else in a medium bowl. Salt to taste.

Grill the Chicken: Heat a George Foreman indoor grill. Use the Grill Mates rub generously on both side of the chicken. Cook until done.

Build the Salad:  Add the lettuce and top it with the fruits and pico de gallo. Slice the chicken into 1/4 inch slices and lay on top of the salad.
Serve with a light balsamic vinaigrette on the side.
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