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.
Southern Peanut Chicken Soup
SOUTHERN PEANUT CHICKEN SOUP
Panera Bread Restaurant Recipe
2 tablespoons peanut oil or vegetable oil
1 1/2 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
3 -4 cups low sodium chicken broth
1 (14.5 oz.) can low sodium diced tomatoes
1 cup peanut butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
2 cups cubed cooked chicken
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions, celery, and bell pepper, and cook until soft, 5 to 7 minutes. Add 3 cups of broth and tomatoes. Bring to a simmer, and then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer gently until the flavors blend, about 5 minutes.
Puree with a stick blender or in an upright blender or food processor (in batches if necessary). Return soup to pan and stir in peanut butter, salt, cayenne, and chicken. Heat through, 2 to 3 minutes.