This traditional Ohio Shredded Chicken Sandwich Recipe is a classic. Perfect for large gatherings and easy weeknight meal prep thanks to the crockpot!
Classic Shredded Chicken Sandwich Recipe
My sister has made a Sloppy Shredded 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.
The Infamous Ohio 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. I have loved hearing where you all have found this hot chicken sandwich recipe over the years; from the concession stand to being on the menu as the Dairy Queen shredded chicken sandwich (read all the comments below and add yours!) 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. Lots of you mentioned using canned chicken for the base (specifically this one) but I don’t think hubs will let me try that variation. 😉
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- 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 can cream of chicken soup can substitute can of chicken broth - just add a little more breadcrumbs
- 1-1 1/2 C seasoned breadcrumbs, saltine crackers, croutons or mix
- dash of seasoned salt and garlic powder to taste
- Cook chicken breast with chicken soup in crockpot for a few hours on low.
- Then add your choice of filler: breadcrumbs, crackers, croutons, or chips and the seasoning. Cook another couple hours.
- Pull chicken out of pot and shred. Mix back into crockpot, cook another hour.
- Serve on buns with optional cheese.
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Have you ever eaten this shredded chicken sandwich? Are you from Ohio? Would love to hear your comments below!
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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