The original Panera soup has veggies already, but making it at home means you can really load up. I took advantage by adding extra spinach. I've been a loyal fan of the original Panera soup for a while, and I think my copycat recipe tastes pretty dang similar. It's pretty great knowing that I've cracked the code and can enjoy it anytime! Now you can too.


– Chicken breast – Salt and pepper – Olive oil – Shiitake mushrooms – Red bell peppers – Carrots – Garlic – Red curry paste – Fresh ginger – Lemongrass paste


– Low sodium     chicken broth – Coconut milk – Lime juice – Brown sugar – Green onions – Cilantro – Spinach – Rice noodles

Do I need to add the mushrooms?

You do not need to! I used shiitake mushrooms to keep this recipe as close to the original panera soup as possible, however feel free to leave them out.

Is Thai chicken soup spicy?

I highly recommend using Greek yogurt or a thick yogurt in this recipe. The yogurt will act as a buttermilk substitute as well as thickener to help create light and fluffy pancakes. I have not tested any other thinner yogurt options.


To make this gluten-free: Rice noodles are usually gluten-free, however soy sauce is not. Swap soy sauce for tamari or coconut aminos. To make dairy-free: This recipe is naturally dairy-free. To make vegan: Swap the chicken for tofu. To make nut-free: This recipe does not contain peanuts, however it contains coconut and sesame.

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