Stilettos and Diapers: CopyCat Panera Strawberry Poppyseed & Chicken Salad {RECIPE}


CopyCat Panera Strawberry Poppyseed & Chicken Salad {RECIPE}

I was so excited when I found out that Panera had brought back their Strawberry Poppyseed & Chicken Salad. As I was eating it last weekend, I though, "I sure would eat more salad if I could eat this one every day". But when I seriously started thinking about it, I totally can. And now I have no excuse for eating crap. 
PaneraStrawberry Poppyseed
I made this salad like a buffet. People can take as much or as little of any ingredient as they'd like. Another reason, is that you can prep all the toppings in advance and just put it together when you're ready to eat it. No soggy salad. 
I have a beloved poppyseed dressing recipe that you'll find below. This pomegranate blueberry vinaigrette from Wegmans makes a fantastic addition to this salad as well. 
There is no real recipe for the salad, just add as much of each ingredient as you'd like.

Romaine lettuce (I used spring mix and spinach above)
Strawberries, sliced
Pineapple, diced
Pecans, hand broken up
Chicken, grilled and sliced into thin strips

Poppyseed Dressing:
1/3 c Vegetable Oil
1/2 c Sugar
1/3 c Lemon Juice
1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
1 Tbsp Poppyseeds
1/2 tsp Salt

Put everything into a dressing shaker or a mason jar and shake well until combined. 

Enjoy your healthy eating! 


  1. YUM!!! My mom goes crazy over this salad at Panera every year. I am going to have to show it to her. I need to find a copy cat recipe for their chopped chicken cobb. AMAZEBALLS!!!

  2. Gee thanks for posting! Now I want THAT for dinner and we don't have any lettuce in the house. Dang it!

  3. Yummm! I think I will make this in the next week or so. Maybe tonight! I can grill chicken and have blueberries and strawberries. Hmmm. :)

    Thanks Molly!

  4. Great idea---my favorite as well! And I love Wegman's don't you?? I will have to pick this dressing up next week so I can recreate this salad!


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