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.




Bourbon Street Chicken Salad

A classic Greek salad topped with Applebee's signature Bourbon Street   chicken and grilled mushrooms.

Applebee's Copycat Recipe

Makes 2 large dinner salads

Greek Salad Dressing
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons crushed oregano
1 teaspoon salt
a pinch of pepper

Meat and Marinade
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup bottle steak sauce
1/4 cup bourbon whiskey
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons prepared mustard

1/2 a head of iceberg lettuce, shredded
1 small can black olives, pitted sliced drained
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 red onion, sliced
1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced

Make the Salad Dressing.  You may use your favorite Italian or Greek Salad dressing or make your own from the list of ingredients.

Make the Bourbon Street Marinade.  Combine all the ingredients except the chicken in a plastic food storage bag and mix well.Add the chicken and seal the bag. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Grill the Chicken, Mushrooms and OnionsHeat a George Foreman grill. Cook the chicken breast until completely done. Remove the chicken from the grill and let rest for 5 minutes. Wipe the grill clean and grill the sliced mushrooms and onions.

Build the Salad. Fill two large plates with a bed of lettuce. Add the olives and feta cheese.  with grilled onions and mushrooms. Thinly slice the chicken breasts and place on top of the salad. Serve the salad dressing on the side.

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