Copycat Panera Frontega Chicken Sandwich

Got leftover chicken? This copycat Panera Frontega Chicken Sandwich is easy to make at home. You get smoky flavor and mild heat from the chipotle peppers, while the mayonnaise adds creaminess. The bread is super crispy, with basil adding freshness.

Copycat Panera Frontega Chicken Sandwich
Photo: Will Dickey
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons plain whole-milk strained (Greek-style) yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

  • 8 slices multigrain bread

  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 4 slices

  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast

  • 8 thin slices tomato

  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion, separated into rings

  • ¼ cup lightly packed torn fresh basil

  • Cooking spray


  1. Combine mayonnaise, yogurt and chipotles in a small bowl.

  2. Place 4 bread slices on a work surface; top each with 1 mozzarella slice. Then top each with 1/2 cup chicken, 2 tomato slices and 3 red onion rings; sprinkle with basil. Spread 1 1/2 tablespoons chipotle-mayo mixture on each of the remaining 4 bread slices and place, mayo-sides down, onto the sandwiches. Press down firmly.

  3. Lightly coat both sides of the sandwiches with cooking spray. Heat a griddle, grill pan or skillet over medium heat. Working in batches if necessary, place the sandwiches on the griddle (or pan). Place a heavy saucepan or skillet on top of the sandwiches. Cook until the bottoms are toasted, about 2 minutes. Flip and top again with the heavy pan. Cook until the other side is toasted, about 2 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

474 Calories
20g Fat
34g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 sandwich
Calories 474
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 7g
Added Sugars 2g 4%
Protein 38g 76%
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Vitamin A 696IU 14%
Vitamin C 7mg 8%
Vitamin D 4IU 1%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 66mcg 17%
Vitamin K 27mcg 23%
Sodium 533mg 23%
Calcium 254mg 20%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 83mg 20%
Potassium 468mg 10%
Zinc 2mg 18%
Omega 3 1g

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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