Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen

Oriental Dressing (Applebee’s Copycat)

Make Applebee’s Oriental Dressing in the comfort of your own home. It’s perfect on salad or sandwiches and the family is going to love it!

Oriental Dressing {Applebee's Copycat} | Make Applebee's Oriental Dressing in the comfort of your own home. It's perfect on salad or sandwiches and the family is going to love it!

My family and I are not fast-food people and even my twelve year old when given the choice of going to McDonald’s or Applebee’s will choose Applebee’s EVERY time. She just loves the food there and rarely eats off the kid’s menu.

In fact, her favorite thing to order are their Wonton Grilled Chicken Tacos made with their Oriental Dressing.

Applebee's Oriental DressingMy oldest daughter and I usually gravitate towards the Oriental Chicken Salad or the Oriental Chicken Wrap.  One day I went on a quest to find out how to make the dressing they serve with it and I have to say this recipe is SPOT ON and so easy to make.

Oriental Dressing {Applebee's Copycat} | Make Applebee's Oriental Dressing in the comfort of your own home. It's perfect on salad and sandwiches.

I used it on some mixed greens with grilled chicken as I didn’t want to tackle the entire salad (too many ingredients!), but this Oriental Dressing is now one of our favorite dressings to make at home. Not only is it tasty, you can also use it as a marinade for chicken, pork or seafood. ~Enjoy!

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3.45 from 49 votes
Make Applebee's Oriental Dressing at home. It's perfect on salad and sandwiches.
Applebee's Oriental Dressing (Copycat)
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Course: Dressings
Servings: 12 tablespoons
Calories: 31 kcal
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
  • Recipe sligthly adapted from Copycat Restaurant Recipes
  • 3 tbsp . Honey
  • 1 1/2 tbsp . Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1/4 c . Hellmann's Mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp . Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard
  • 1/8 tsp . Sesame Oil
  1. Combine all ingredients together in a bowl and whisk well.
  2. Nutrition Facts
  3. Calories 31, Carbs 0g, Fat 3.4g, Protein 0g, Fiber 0g, Sugar 0g, Sodium 40mg
  4. *Calculations based on ingredients entered into Calorie Count and may not be 100% accurate.
Nutrition Facts
Applebee's Oriental Dressing (Copycat)
Amount Per Serving (1 tablespoon)
Calories 31 Calories from Fat 31
% Daily Value*
Fat 3.4g5%
Sodium 40mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Kirsten Madaus
    June 17, 2013 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    Wow, My kids would eat this up–it has all their favorite flavors in it!

    • Carrie Farias
      June 17, 2013 at 10:55 pm - Reply

      I’m glad you like it. It really was very easy to make and tasted great!

  2. Purabi Naha
    June 19, 2013 at 7:05 am - Reply

    This is really interesting. I must give this a try!! Awesome combo of vinegar, mayo, sesame oil and mustard!

    • Carrie Farias
      June 20, 2013 at 3:34 pm - Reply

      Thank you Purabi, I’m glad you like the recipe. Thanks so much for visiting CEK!

  3. Bonnie Bourdeau
    May 1, 2014 at 11:15 am - Reply

    I use this recipe all the time, but notice that the dressing is a little thin. How can you thicken up
    some dressings like this one? Thank you.

      May 4, 2014 at 8:59 am - Reply

      Hi Bonnie, is it too thin on it’s own or when mixed with a tossed green salad? This recipe is more of a vinaigrette-type dressing so it would be a little thinner than a creamy version; however, if you’re using it with lettuce and the lettuce isn’t completely dry (I use a salad spinner to remove excess moisture), the added moisture from washing could thin out your dressing once mixed with the lettuce.

      • Bonnie Bourdeau
        May 4, 2014 at 12:20 pm - Reply

        I always use a salad spinner. Do you have any ideas on how to thicken a dressing when it uses vinegar and oil?

          May 4, 2014 at 1:20 pm - Reply

          There is no way to thicken if you’re using vinegar and oil; by nature it will be thinner. If you want a thicker dressing, you can try to add mayonnaise (or more mayo in this recipe’s case).

  4. meg tawney
    January 10, 2015 at 8:54 am - Reply

    any idea of sodium content?

      January 10, 2015 at 3:10 pm - Reply

      Hi Meg, When I calculate it out using Calorie Count, it’s 40mg Sodium per 1 tablespoon of dressing. I’ve added it to the nutritional information on the post.

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  7. Amanda Priano
    June 29, 2017 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    Can we use any kind of dijon mustard?

  8. Marjorie Neeley
    August 11, 2018 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    I can not find rice wine vinegar. I see either rice vinegar or wine vinegar.

  9. Kristy
    August 12, 2018 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    This dressing is ((almost)) perfect. I like to taste the sesame oil so I upped the amount a little and it was perfect for my tastes. Thanks for this 🙂

  10. Stephanie Wood
    January 31, 2019 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    I’ve tried this and you’re right it’s spot on. We love this salad and when I go to Applebee’s 99% of the time I get the Oriental salad. We all love it. My Mom had even got my Daddy eating it and he didn’t even like Applebee’s.

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      February 1, 2019 at 7:21 am - Reply

      Thanks for letting me know you liked the recipe Stephanie, I really appreciate that! My daughter and I get this salad all of the time and I also think they use the same dressing on their Wonton Chicken Tacos..YUM!!!

  11. Terry
    May 10, 2019 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    I am confused. On the nutrition information it says 31 calories. What size serving is that? Thank you.

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      May 10, 2019 at 12:55 pm - Reply

      I’m sorry, this recipe makes 12 tablespoons, so it’s 31 calories per 1 tablespoon. I’ll adjust the recipe card so it’s more clear. Thank you for bringing it to my attention and I hope you enjoy the recipe Terry!

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