Panera Unveils New Southwest Caesar Salad With Chicken


Panera introduces the new Southwest Caesar Salad with Chicken alongside its returning fan favorite Strawberry Poppyseed Salad, just in time for spring.

The new Southwest Caesar Salad with Chicken features grilled chicken breast raised without antibiotics, crisp romaine lettuce, fresh avocado and cilantro, grated Parmesan cheese, and Caesar dressing, all drizzled with chipotle aioli and topped with crunchy blue corn tortilla strips.

A whole Southwest Caesar Salad goes for $12.99 at my nearest Panera, while half costs $9.19 (may vary). Both size options come with a choice of one free side.

Returning to menus returning on April 5, the seasonal Strawberry Poppyseed Salad consists of grilled chicken raised without antibiotics, crispy romaine lettuce, mandarin oranges, fresh strawberries, pineapple, and blueberries, all tossed with the brand’s famous poppyseed dressing and topped with roasted pecan pieces.

Both salads will hit menus at Panera bakery-cafes nationwide for a limited time starting April 5, 2023. MyPanera Rewards members will get first dibs with early access to try the new Southwest Caesar Salad with Chicken through the Panera app or online beginning on March 27. Unlimited Sip Club members will also get a reward for $2 off the new salad.

Southwest Caesar Salad with Chicken (Whole) Nutrition Facts

  • 630 calories
  • 430 calories from fat
  • 48 grams of fat
  • 10 grams of saturated fat
  • 980 milligrams of sodium
  • 22 grams of carbs
  • 4 grams of sugar
  • 32 grams of protein


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