Panera Bread (called St. Louis Bread Company in the St. Louis metropolitan area) is a chain of bakery–cafĂ© 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.

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Fuji Apple Chicken Salad



Fuji Apple Chicken Salad
Panera Bread Copycat Recipe

Serves 6

Salad:

1 rotisserie chicken (remove all meat from bone and allow to cool in fridge before assembling salad)
1 (8 oz.) bag spring greens
2 tomatoes, chopped (vine ripe is best)
1 cup toasted pecan halves
1 (2 1/2 oz.) bag apple chips
6 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (can also use bleu or gorgonzola)
1/2 red onion, sliced into rings

Dressing:
1/2 cup dried cranberries
2/3 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons golden balsamic vinegar (also called white balsamic vinegar)
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 -3 garlic cloves, finely diced
2 small shallots, finely chopped
3 teaspoons Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons honey



Mix together all of the salad ingredients in a medium bowl OR serve buffet style allowing each guest to choose what they include and or choose to omit.

Combine all the salad dressing ingredients into a quart jar.  Put the lid on and shake.  Drizzle over the salad.


1 comment:

  1. Your recipe looks amazing!!! I need to try your salad dressing. I have a similar variation but I used a champagne vinegar instead.

    http://www.inspiredwives.com/2012/11/apple-and-champagne-vinaigrette.html

    Keep up the great posts and thank you for sharing!

    xoxo
    Dana

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