Panera Chicken Salad Spread

Be the first to review
READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by EPeezie

After much searching, I found this recipe for Panera's chicken salad on a message board. NOTE: This claims to be the chicken salad spread that Panera sells on sandwich bread, not a lettuce-leaf salad with chicken in it. I'll post a rating and let you know how close it is to the real thing after I make it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F Rinse the chicken pieces in cold water and pat dry. Season with salt, pepper, and half of the oil. Arrange the chicken pieces in a single layer in a roasting pan. Roast for 20 minutes, remove from oven, and set aside to cool. Once cooled, discard the skin, pull the meat from the bone, and shred.
  2. In medium bowl, whisk together remaining oil, mayonnaise, cilantro, horseradish, lime juice, and paprika. Fold in the shredded chicken and season to taste.
  3. Serve with deli mustard, sliced red onion, and tomato on your favorite sandwich bread (sourdough is great) or halved croissants.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a