Panera Bread's chicken stew recipe involves a collection of ingredients such as oil, carrots, celery, chicken broth and chicken breasts. It also involves several cooking methods for preparation, such as cooking and simmering.
The recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 medium onion, carrots of medium size and 2 large ribs of celery. Low sodium chicken broth, boneless and skinless chicken breasts, 2 medium gold potatoes and 4 tablespoons of unsalted and softened butter are also necessary. Other ingredients needed include 2 egg yolks, 1/2 cup half-and-half, 1/4 cup all purpose flour, 2/3 cup of frozen or fresh peas, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper.
The first step is warming the oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Then add the chopped onion, carrots and celery over high heat while covered. Uncover, and reduce the heat to low to simmer for about 15 minutes, until the chicken is no longer pink at the center. Remove the chicken to cool. Stir the flour and butter together to make a smooth paste in a small heat-proof bowl.
Stir the paste into the stew, and simmer over low heat for three to four minutes until the stew thickens. Whisk together the egg yolks and half-and-half. Whisk a quarter cup of hot stew into eggs; then whisk the egg mixture back into the stew, and cook over low heat for one minute. Cut the chicken into cubes, and stir along with peas, salt and pepper; then heat through before serving.