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Panera Broth Bowl

Panera Noodle Broth Bowl with Chicken

This Panera Broth Bowl recipe is perfection and spot on! These have disappeared from the Panera menu but they're still in our minds and now can be in our belly! I was one of the FIRST to try them and the blog post review went viral (revisit the initial review here).
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Entree
Cuisine asian
Servings 2 Bowls
Calories 475 kcal



  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup mojo criollo marinade
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 yellow onion peeled & diced
  • 1/2 cup shitake or crimini mushrooms sliced
  • 1 carrot peeled & julienned
  • 1/2 cup red cabbage sliced thin
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach



  • 2-3 oz Noodles soba, ramen or rice
  • 1/2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp fresh cilantro


  • Marinate chicken in mojo criollo for at least an hour - overnight if possible
    1 cup mojo criollo marinade
  • Cook your chicken however you like: I prefer Air Fryer at 350 for 12 minutes - you can also bake for 30 at 350
  • Heat sesame oil in skillet on medium -
    + onions for 1-2 min
    + mushroom and carrots for 2 min
    + cabbage for 2 min
    + garlic until fragrant for 1-2 min
    1 tsp sesame oil, 1/4 yellow onion, 1/2 cup shitake or crimini mushrooms, 1 carrot, 1/2 cup red cabbage, 2 cloves garlic
  • Remove from heat and transfer to a separate bowl - resist the urge to season - the broth has PLENTY of seasoning
  • Cook noodles according to package directions - be sure to keep 3/4 cup pasta water
  • Prepare broth in a small sauce pan - turn to medium heat - whisk together soy sauce, gochujang, worcestershire, ginger, garlic powder and lime juice.
    1/3 cup soy sauce, 1 tbsp gochujang, 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce, 1 tsp ground Ginger, 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Bring saucepan to a simmer while noodles cook. Cook down the broth for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add pasta water to thin the broth. Depending on how much broth you want - you can add additional water (1/4-3/4 cup) if you'd like. Heat for 2-3 more minutes.
    splash lime juice, 3/4 cup pasta water
  • To build bowl - combine noodles, sauteed vegetables and spinach in a serving bowl
    1/2 cup baby spinach
  • Slice chicken breast and place over top of noodles
  • Pour hot broth over top of noodles & chicken
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro and sesame seeds


Serving: 1bowlCalories: 475kcalCarbohydrates: 72.5gProtein: 40.4gFat: 5.3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 4041mgPotassium: 549mgFiber: 4gSugar: 9.1gCalcium: 105mgIron: 4mg
Keyword copycat, panera
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