Panera is introducing two new menu items, including the Thai Chicken Soup and the Citrus Asian Crunch Salad with Chicken, as part of its new platform of bold, globally inspired, authentic flavors that begin rolling out in 2022.
Arriving just in time to celebrate National Soup Month, the new Thai Chicken Soup consists of a mix of chicken, carrots, shiitake mushrooms, red bell peppers and edamame simmered in a rich, Thai yellow coconut curry broth with lemongrass, ginger, galangal, and Thai lime leaves.
Panera also said that over the next couple of months and years they’ll be adding a variety of new soup options to the menu such as a sweet and spicy Mexican Street Corn Chowder this summer, as well as other chef soup creations, including Cajun Shrimp & Andouille Sausage, Greek Lemon Chicken & Farro, and Cuban Black Bean & Poblano.
The new Citrus Asian Crunch Salad with Chicken features fresh Romaine and a blend of chopped broccoli, green cabbage, carrots, and kale tossed with edamame, pickled red onions, and fresh cilantro in tangerine soy ginger dressing, all topped with warm seared chicken thigh meat, crispy carrots, and a drizzle of teriyaki sauce.
While prices may vary by location, a whole Citrus Asian Crunch Salad with Chicken goes for $12.19 at my local Panera, while the Thai Chicken Soup goes for $8.19.
Aside from being able to enjoy them on their own, both menu items are also available as part of the brand’s ultimate flavor-packed You Pick 2, which allows fans to mix and match their favorite entrées into 465 combinations.
Thai Chicken Soup Nutrition Facts
- 230 calories
- 130 calories from fat
- 14 grams of fat
- 11 grams of saturated fat
- 1230 milligrams of sodium
- 18 grams of carbs
- 6 grams of sugar
- 9 grams of protein
Citrus Asian Crunch Salad with Chicken (Whole Salad) Nutrition Facts
- 650 calories
- 340 calories from fat
- 38 grams of fat
- 6 grams of saturated fat
- 1420 milligrams of sodium
- 44 grams of carbs
- 24 grams of sugar
- 35 grams of protein