Applebee's International, Inc. is the leader in the casual dining segment of the United States restaurant marketplace. The company franchises and operates more than 1,100 restaurants under the Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar name, about a quarter of which it owns. The eateries offer moderately priced, high-quality food and drink for all ages in a friendly, informal atmosphere. Applebee's is continuing to expand, with 1,800 outlets the company's stated goal. A smaller restaurant format has been designed for areas with populations under 25,000, to facilitate penetration of previously untapped markets.





Applebee's Paradise Chicken Salad Copycat Recipe

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

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

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

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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