Creating a Copycat Panera Bread Fuji Apple Chicken Salad for the blog has been something I’ve wanted to do for over a year. After first trying the salad at Panera, it quickly became my favorite sandwich shop meal. Actually, it’s my favorite salad of all time. And I’m being completely honest when I say that this copycat version is actually tastier than the original.

Copycat Panera Bread Fuji Apple Chicken Salad - a fresh flavorful salad that tastes even more delicious than the original!

Because I love the Panera Bread Fuji Apple Chicken Salad so much, I wanted to stick with the classic ingredients. Why reinvent the wheel?

The Classic Panera Bread Fuji Apple Chicken Salad ingredients:

chicken
field greens
romaine lettuce
vine-ripened tomatoes
red onions
pecans
Gorgonzola cheese
apple chips
white balsamic vinaigrette flavored with apple

Copycat Panera Bread Fuji Apple Chicken Salad- a fresh flavorful salad that tastes even more delicious than the original!

My Fuji Apple Chicken Salad recreation came out so spectacular because there were no limits. I added plenty of greens, used my favorite Mediterranean-Style grilled chicken skewers from Costco, and I was VERY generous with the apple chips (the best part of this salad).

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Copycat Panera Bread Fuji Apple Chicken Salad- a fresh flavorful salad that tastes even more delicious than the original!

Two store-bought ingredients that made this salad a cinch to make and super tasty were the Panera Bread Fuji Apple Vinaigrette and Bare Baked Apple Chips, both purchased at Target.

Copycat Panera Bread Fuji Apple Chicken Salad- a fresh flavorful salad that tastes even more delicious than the original!

Do me a favor and make this salad asap. You’re going to love it. It’s:

fresh
flavorful
mouthwatering
full of texture
a perfect mix of sweet and savory
the BEST salad I’ve ever eaten. No lie.

Copycat Panera Bread Fuji Apple Chicken Salad- a fresh flavorful salad that tastes even more delicious than the original!

Copycat Panera Bread Fuji Apple Chicken Salad
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Recipe type: Main
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Serves: 4
 
Fuji Apple Chicken Salad- my favorite sandwich shop meal recreated and even tastier than the original!!
Ingredients
  • 10 ounces mix of spring mix salad and chopped romaine
  • ¼ to ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2-3 vine-ripened tomatoes
  • 1-2 cooked chicken breast or about 2¼ cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 2 cups apple chips
  • ¾ cup roasted pecan halves
  • ½ cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • ¾ cup Panera Bread Fuji Apple Vinaigrette
Instructions
  1. Combine ingredients in a large bowl and evenly divide to serve 4 salads.
Notes
*Ingredient measurements are a guide. Feel free to use more or less of each ingredient, depending on preference.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 salad Calories: 434 Fat: 30.6g Saturated fat: 7.8g Carbohydrates: 21.4g Sugar: 13.3g Sodium: 259.9mg Fiber: 6.4g Protein: 21.9g Cholesterol: 71.7mg

I love creating copycat Panera Bread recipes! Be sure to try my other favorites!

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Something to think about….

Have you tried the Fuji Apple Chicken Salad from Panera? What is your favorite Panera Bread meal?