The Panera Green Goddess Salad is easy to make at home for a fraction of the cost. Enjoy one of the most popular Panera Bread salads for dinner or a week’s worth of lunches!
Panera Green Goddess Salad
The Green Goddess Salad from Panera is topped with chicken, fresh tomatoes, avocado, hard-boiled eggs, and crispy bacon.
Tying it all together is a creamy, herbaceous dressing that can be homemade as well!
No matter what you are craving, I’ve got plenty of salad recipes made with greens, veggies, potatoes, and pasta.
And if you love making your favorite restaurant dishes at home, check out this roundup of my best-ever copycat recipes.
How To Recreate Panera Bread Salads
No matter the recipe, all you need to do is gather the ingredients and toss them all together!
To make a homemade Panera Green Goddess Salad, add a handful or two of spring mix to your plates and pile on the toppings.
Then, fire up the grill and cook your chicken breasts to perfection.
Let them rest for a few minutes so they stay nice and juicy, then slice and place them on top of everything else.
Drizzle with some of my homemade Panera Bread Green Goddess Salad dressing and dig right in!
If you don’t have a grill, you can cook the chicken on the stove in a large skillet instead.
Heat a little bit of oil over medium-high heat, then place the meat in the pan leaving space between each breast.
Cook for 5 to 7 minutes without moving, then flip each piece and cook for an additional 5 to 7 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
Enjoy Panera Bread Green Goddess Salad as a full meal or add a piece of crusty bread to soak up the extra dressing.
You could also create a homemade You Pick Two combo by pairing a smaller portion of Panera salads with soup or a sandwich.
Green Goddess Salad Panera FAQ
There are just a few minor adjustments based on what was more readily available, but they are close enough that you shouldn’t be able to tell the difference.
Instead of grape tomatoes and pickled red onions, my homemade Panera Green Goddess salad has cherry tomatoes and sliced shallots.
Plus, I added some feta cheese crumbles which aren’t in the original Panera salad recipe, but you can leave those out if you prefer.
Yes, many Panera salads taste just as delicious with some chopped romaine instead.
Absolutely! I suggest mixing together only the greens and toppings, then add the chicken and dressing just before serving.
That said, you can prepare everything a day or two in advance and keep covered in separate containers in the refrigerator.
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Panera Green Goddess Salad
- 1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts, about 3 breasts
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 9 ounces spring salad mix
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 3 hardboiled eggs, chopped
- 1 avocado, diced
- 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbles
- 1 shallot, thinly sliced
- 1 cup green goddess salad dressing
- Preheat your grill to 400°F.
- Sprinkle the chicken with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Grill the chicken for 5-7 minutes, per side until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F. Remove the chicken from the grill and allow it to rest for 5 minutes.
- Place the salad mix on three dinner plates.
- Top each salad with tomatoes, bacon, eggs, avocado, cheese, and shallot.
- Slice your chicken breast and place one breast on each salad.
- Drizzle the dressing over the top of each salad.
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.
Originally published May 2021, updated and republished May 2023
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