Question: We would appreciate it if you could get and print the recipe from Applebee's Grill & Bar for the blackened chicken salad that is served with a warm honey mustard dressing.
We ate this salad at the Applebee's in Lafayette, Ind., at the Tippecanoe Mall. I'll be watching for an answer.- Donna Pugh, Logansport, Ind.
Answer: The Tippecanoe Mall in Lafayette, Ind., takes its name from the Tippecanoe Battlefield, a national historic landmark and state memorial. A towering, snow-white monument set amid 112 acres stretches skyward, commemorating the battle that marked the decline of Shawnee Indian military power and opened the Northwest Territory to rapid pioneer settlement.
The battle, which was fought on Tippecanoe River near present Lafayette, made William Henry Harrison into a national hero, vaulting him into the presidency in 1840. His vice president was John Tyler. During their campaign they avoided the issues, running on the slogan, "Tippecanoe and Tyler too."
The inaugural address, delivered in inclement weather, was one of the longest in history, while President Harrison's term in office was one of the shortest! He developed pneumonia and died one month later. Thus Tyler became the 10th president of the United States.
There are 350 Applebee's restaurants across the country. The Applebee's Corp. prepares, bottles and sells its honey mustard sauce, which is available in the refrigerated retail section of most supermarkets under the "Naturally Fresh" label. Paul Prudhomme's Poultry Magic is composed of herbs and spices, including sweet basil.
Serve the salad with fresh, hot garlic toast.
APPLEBEE'S BLACKENED CHICKEN SALAD
1 (5-ounce) fresh chicken breast, boneless and skinless
1 tablespoon butter, at room temperature
2 teaspoons Paul Prudhomme's Poultry Magic Seasoning Blend
6 cups lettuce (cold, fresh, washed and dried lettuce)
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, loosely packed
1/4 cup cup diced tomatoes
1/4 cup diced hard-boiled egg
1/2 cup warmed Naturally Fresh honey mustard dressing (or a substitute brand)
Brush both sides of the chicken breast with melted butter. Sprinkle Paul Prudhomme's Poultry Magic Seasoning evenly on each side of chicken breast. Place chicken on hot grill, cooking 11/2 to 3 minutes on each side. While chicken in cooking, place lettuce in bowl, so that it is slightly mounded in the center. Sprinkle cheddar cheese evenly in a circle around the outer rim. Spread tomatoes evenly on top of cheddar cheese. Place diced egg evenly on top of cheese and tomatoes. Remove chicken from grill and cut into julienne strips. Place julienne-cut blackened chicken breast across center of salad mix. Serve immediately with hot honey mustard dressing. Makes one large salad, serving one person.