Panera Bread (called St. Louis Bread Company in the St. Louis metropolitan area) is a chain of bakery–café quick casual restaurants in the United States and Canada that sells breads, sandwiches, soups, salads, and other bakery items. This site will provide copycat recipes and recipes using products sold at the Panera Bread restaurants. Panera Bread Co. has 1,736 bakery cafes in 45 states and Canada under the Panera Bread, Saint Louis Bread Co. and Paradise Bakery & Cafe brands.
Tuscan Chicken Sandwich
2 tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette
1/2 loaf focaccia bread, cut horizontally to create a top and bottom
1 cup loosely packed mixed salad green
3 -4 slices vine-ripened tomatoes, 1/4-inch thick
3 -4 slices red onions, 1/4-inch thick
3 ounces boneless skinless chicken breasts, grilled and sliced thinly on the bias
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 tablespoon basil pesto
Spread vinaigrette in a thin layer over the bottom slice of focaccia.
On top of the vinaigrette, layer greens, tomato, onion and chicken.
Stir together mayonnaise and pesto; spread on the top slice of focaccia.
Close the sandwich and serve.