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




Sonoma Chicken Stew

Panera Restaurant Recipe 

1 quart chicken broth, homemade preferred
4-5 cups water depending on how far you want to stretch it
1 cup cream or half and half,
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 pound carrots sliced
1 cup of frozen peas
1 cup of frozen, cut green beans
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons cold water and your thickening agent of choice (about 4 tablespoons)
1-2 pounds chicken breasts, boiled or pan fried in butter, chopped up into bite size pieces after cooking

Boil the broth in a large stock pot, add in water and bring to boil again. Add in celery and carrots, simmer until they are starting to soften then add in peas and green beans. Blend in cream and salt and pepper to taste, simmer. In a small bowl, combine flour or corn starch with cold water. In a steady stream, pour into soup and stir constantly while you do. If you'd still like yours to be thicker, repeat the process. Simmer.

While the soup had been simmering,  pan fry some chicken breasts in butter. Cut the chicken into bite size pieces and add it into the soup. Let the soup stew while you make the biscuits. Once the biscuits are done, place one in a large soup bowl and ladle stew over it. Salt and pepper may be added for taste once again.


  1. Panera served peper jack biscuits with this and mentions them in the recipe......where is the recipe? These went soooooo well with the stew

  2. The biscuits were my favorite part.