Classic Shredded Chicken Sandwich Recipe
My sister has made a Sloppy Chicken Sandwich recipe for years (usually for the big family summer vacay trip)! It is not a chicken sloppy joe recipe- they are shredded chicken sandwiches without a tomato/barbecue base. I decided to google it recently and found that is is a very regional recipe… meaning if you aren’t from Ohio- you probably have never heard of this recipe (let alone eaten it). But I wanted to introduce you to this family fave.
Infamous Ohio Sloppy Shredded Chicken Sandwich
This total comfort food is so basic. With only a few ingredients and easy slow cooker prep, I can see why it has become a regional favorite. One article I read said it was often served in prison and should stay there. LOL! Another mentioned it’s church potluck history – easy to serve a crowd. But overall (like Chipped Beef on Toast) this meal is all about memories, nostalgia and regional tradition.
Below you will see my version of this Buckeye State classic recipe (with a few twists to give it a bit more “oomph”). The classic recipe calls for saltine crackers, but my sister has always used breadcrumbs. I decided to do a mix of breadcrumbs and a stockpile pantry staple croutons. I think the croutons give it a nice texture and added flavor. And in the numerous comments on this post you will see the variations on this recipe. I think potato chips are my next try as filler.
Have you ever eaten this shredded chicken sandwich? Are you from Ohio?
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Do you have some leftovers from this classic meal? How about turning them into another comfort food recipe? Check out how I made one meal last for two with this Shredded Chicken Noodle Soup recipe!
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