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Copycat Cafe Max Chicken Salad Recipe

Copycat Cafe Max Chicken Salad Recipe
Copycat Cafe Max Chicken Salad Recipe
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If you've ever been to Dallas, then you've probably been to Cafe Max and tried their famous chicken salad recipe. Now you can make this Copycat Cafe Max Chicken Salad Recipe whenever and wherever you want - even if you're out of state! Without a doubt, this basic chicken salad recipe is sure to become your new favorite. In fact, you'll be wanting to indulge in the Cafe Max chicken salad for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Learning how to make chicken salad as delicious as this will be just as fun as it is satisfying.




  • 3-4 chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • Red, yellow, and green pepper
  • Toasted pecans (optional)
  • Red pear
  • Italian salad dressing


  1. Mix soy sauce, brown sugar, and pineapple juice.

  2. Marinate chicken in mix in a plastic bag or dish for at least an hour chilled. Once chilled bake chicken and mixture in a baking pan at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.  (Make sure chicken cooks all the way through).

  3. While baking, julienne slice pepper and pear.

  4. Once chicken is cooked thoroughly, slice chicken into strips and add pear and pepper slices.

  5. Pour Italian dressing over mix (as much as you desire).

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The pear gave this dish a unique twist that I usually don't see in chicken salad recipes. I liked the addition of bell peppers--it added a lot of color to the dish, which made it look very pretty on the table.

If you're looking for a unique dish, this is it! I love how all of the different flavors blended together. The one tweak I would make is to leave the apples uncooked for extra crunch.


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