These were and still are, one of my favorite sandwiches (add dill pickle slices, please). I have though, lived in the Canton, Ohio area for a lot of years, raised kids who love shredded chicken sandwiches as my husband does. Another mentioned it’s church potluck history – easy to serve a crowd. Looove fundays!!! Thanks for reading and hopefully these become more popular nation wide. With only a few ingredients and easy slow cooker prep, I can see why it has become a regional favorite. During this COVID time, I was looking for a little comfort food. Dave, I miss a good pizza burger. This recipe is the closest to the one that my mom has made for years. There was a meal at the church afterward with so much delicious food, including a big pile of buns and a big dish of the chicken mix. Shelly- thanks so much for stopping by to comment. I was looking for a recipe that mimicked the hot shredded chicken sandwiches that Max’s drive in North Canton served. I will have to stop soon. It’s a perfect cool winter day for some comfort food. I’m not 100% sure right now with the pandemic so I’m thinking I will freeze whatever is left. I pass by Root’s on Rt 20 several times a week. I live in North Carolina now. 🙂. What a great recipe. what a coincidence. Maybe that was just her thing and something she generally had on-hand. (or you could just make this recipe! Thanks for stopping by to comment. Another good reason for learning to make it from scratch is god-forbid if we ever find ourselves without ritz crackers or Jones’ chips or Stove-Top stuffing or anything else manufactured. You can only use Ritz crackers and cream of chicken soup, you need a buttery cracker.I beleive my mom tried to sneak in some cream of Mushroom soup once and there was revolt and on my part revulsion (save that mushroom soup for green bean casserole! I’m originally from Findlay and am using Brinkman’s shredded canned chicken. Findlay girl from Tennessee!! My aunt was old-fashioned and very frugal. We always have some in the freezer for quick meals… Best served with potato chips and a root beer float. West Unity, Ohio (up in the northeast corner about halfway between Fort Wayne, Indiana and Toledo, Ohio) here, GO HILLTOP! Thanks Mary! How terrible that TSA took your Brinkman’s! THANK YOU SO MUCH! Let me know how they turn out. Thanks for sharing your story of these infamous chicken sandwiches. Elizabeth Hall. The chips I’ve heard are no longer available and/or were changed. Such a fitting name. I usually make this for my family and we get at least two meals out of it. When I was a kid, we would go to area small town festivals and at every one there were hot chicken sandwiches and also homemade noodles alon with other favorites. I’m going to try without when I make them. Place a pan over medium heat, add 3 tbsp vegetable oil/butter. Add ch… A creamy dill chicken salad sandwich made with fresh dill, mayo, yogurt, garlic, chicken and red onion. Consequently, I need to prepare things ahead of time and freeze them. DIRECTIONS. I guess I should start appreciating them more. 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!) Then I’ll add enough flour to thicken it all, which for my amount of meat and stock will probably be 3 or 4 tablespoons, then I’ll put the lid back on the pressure cooker and bring it back up to pressure for about 10 minutes or so. Was raised in Newark, OH. Always made without the crumbs but will try it this time. Tap the stars to rate or give a rating the comments section below.  THANKS!). Now we live in Tennessee and I was happy to be reminded of this recipe- we live it and have made t for family gatherings lately. 🙂, Today’s Jone’s Potato Chips taste nothing like the ones we had back in the days………the government made them change the oil for deep frying so everything is different…. Then add sliced onion and saute the onion until translucent. They were excellent and easy to eat. Step 3 Butter the bread, trim the crusts. I’m check next time for sure! I grew home in Fremont, Ohio home of Roots Shredded Chicken. Retired. I live in Florida but headed home on Sunday for Christmas. We grew up with the broth and fresh bread crumbs to thicken recipe. They are some of the best you’ll ever have and u believe that will ship anywhere. Please visit our, Follow Ricardo's TV show on (available in French only), © 2020 Ricardo Media Inc. All rights reserved. Thanks! They are in our family cookbook. Once the filling is assembled, the sandwich is topped with the other half of the bread and enjoyed. I was so happy to find this recipe! I grew up in Upper Sandusky, OH – Wyandot County (NO, not Cedar Point) and I loved the Dairy Snack’s and Mike’s shredded chicken sandwiches. Oh no BBQ! I live some of the jewels of my home state! I grew up in Ohio as well. Recipes with the "Healthy Pick" stamp have been evaluated by a registered dietitian member of the Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec. I’ve brought this recipe to Spain and everyone loves it here. I tried to think what I could fix for lunch and suddenly thought of “hot shredded chicken sandwiches”. Ohio girl here as well! Information will not be posted to Facebook without your permission. My sister’s and I have made them too! amzn_assoc_placement="adunit0";amzn_assoc_search_bar="true";amzn_assoc_tracking_id="mistosav0a-20";amzn_assoc_ad_mode="manual";amzn_assoc_ad_type="smart";amzn_assoc_marketplace="amazon";amzn_assoc_region="US";amzn_assoc_title="My Ohio Shredded Chicken Sandwich Picks";amzn_assoc_linkid="f0c69126ad2286d4eea69c4e606b0434";amzn_assoc_asins="B003OAJGJO,B074PHL51Y,B0199AWHC0,B00A3KBCZE,B01N7ZLNY0,B01HHVZRRA,B01J24G37I,B00I86TUYU"; 🙂. Hope that helps. Why are all we Mansfielders moving to Florida? cream cheese, softened. I too am from NW Ohio, Bluffton to be exact and loved the chicken sandwiches from the local DQ. Specify email address and password linked to your account. Anyone know? Yum! I live in Indiana now; but grew up in Ohio. Quintessential Cobb salad ingredients are transformed into a delicious fried tower in this recipe. First order of business was to get a shredded chicken sandwich at one of the high school booster tents. I’m originally from LIma, Ohio and loved these so much. 2-3 hours just chicken, 2-3 hrs with soup and bread crumbs/chips/crackers, 1 after shredding. Hope that helps. So we put them together to serve and they were amazing. Yay a Columbus neighbor! Ship it wow! But if you are worried about it, you can always add in some of the soup/broth from the start. Thanks for sharing! 🙂 Thanks for the recipe! It says to cook the chicken for a couple of hours and then add the other ingredients. Didn’t mean to say that twice…oops! Homemade is delicious and much healthier than using canned soup – especially if you are watching salt content. We moved to southern Indiana and people never heard of it there. I love mine with mustard and pickles 🙂, Debbie, thanks for sharing your connection to this recipe. We used Stove Top stuffing mix with cream of chicken, and the broth from roasting the turkey. Broil 3-4 in. My boss makes this sometimes for our birthday carry in lunches. Salt and pepper. I watched it as soon as I made it back to Texas, over & over again. Always happy to help another Buckeye have a great day! Thanks for sharing your experience with this recipe. Additions were canned cream soup (chicken or celery and occasionally mushroom) and Ritz Crackers. I’ve made them different ways but stick to cream of chicken soup, Panko, Johnny’s seasoned salt, black pepper and a bit of horseradish, Oh my hubs would love the addition of the horseradish. Also makes a great open face sandwich, add your favorite toppings, enjoy. Whenever I would go home for a visit, that was the first place I wanted to eat! Mount Vernon. Pesto and chicken; Ham and pickles…ham against the bread, pickles in the middle (here’s a guide on how to freeze ham) Corned beef and chutney (make sure to place chutney between two pieces of beef) Ham and cheese (grated cheese is best) Meatballs and parmesan (perfect for a toasted sandwich) Chicken and cream cheese Isn’t it fun to see all the memories around a simple shredded chicken sandwich! Learn how your comment data is processed. 2 cups (340 g) cold cooked chicken, diced. There were two HUGE dog shows every year, and we would host the concession stand to raise money for equipment & building maintenance. Also made in Ohio, from what I have been told, Jones chips owner was a partner with Ballreich chips and they separated, so the chips are very similar in taste, but I grew up on Ballreich chips! I grew up in Bellville and always got these at the A & W Root Beer drive in! The origin of these chicken sandwiches from what I have been told is that it is a depression era dish. Our Mom took the sandwiches away, took out all the skin, then we enjoyed our sandwiches. Thanks for sharing your memory of this recipe. I also use chicken breast….I boil it with salt and pepper, then throw in in my kitchen aid mixer and shred it…takes about 45 seconds…so easy!!! I know Marilyn said she used a sleeve of saltines. I moved to the west coast for about 35 years and could never find anyplace that served them so I made my own. (I live in Florida now, too!). Cooking them down this way would allow a farmer to get one last use of the chicken and enjoy a meal. Loved these too! I grew up eating them, especially at church gatherings. I bet it has more flavor! Some Dairy Queen restaurants serve them 🙂. Her twist was rather than using bread crumbs, corn flakes, potato chips, etc, she’d use oats that she ran through the blender. Grew up in Fremont, Ohio and only chips allowed in our house. Want to make these sandwiches for Christmas Eve. ? That’s how I was taught to make it. Also depends on if the chicken is fresh or frozen. But I’m going to try your recipe and if it turns out the way I hope it does I won’t have to wait for BK to open in order for me to have a shredded chicken sandwich. I live wyoming now. (At home, we used Keystone, Sweet Sue, or Brinkman’s from Findlay). Thank you, thank you, thank you! Still make these and they are good deep fried too! And I especially love you calling it a “fellowship dish”. I am from Perrysburg, now living in Texas. I am not sure what they used but I use potato chips. I have fond memories of these sandwiches growing up in Ohio. I used to date a guy from alvada/new riegel ohio and these sandwiches were awesome. chopped parsley, milk, onion, pesto, salt, bell pepper, pepper and 5 more. Thanks for commenting to. Anyway, our recipe was canned chicken and enough Cream of Mushroom/Chicken/or Celery soup to make as creamy as you desire. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours, mixing occasionally. It was okay but still remains on my not so favorite list. I’m going to have to order some Jones chips and have them shipped. 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). Making this weekend to serve with chilli. Add a couple tablespoons of sour cream and stir in, though cream cheese would also work and be thicker. Thanks so much for sharing, I really do love reading all these personal stories! (Conns potato chips can only be bought in Ohio and are made in Zanesville Ohio). Hello Mary, Oh my gosh, I remember eating these sandwiches at my Grandma’s. Making them this weekend 🙂. Thanks, Lots of recipes but they nearly all the same. This is better if … Unfortunately, the TSA at the Columbus airport confiscated it… DENIED! Start Here to Learn How to Save Money With Coupons, can substitute can of chicken broth - just add a little more breadcrumbs, seasoned breadcrumbs, saltine crackers, croutons or mix, dash of seasoned salt and garlic powder to taste, chicken, sandwich, Shredded Chicken Sandwich Recipe. I love shredded chicken sandwiches and have been making them for years. Left Ohio in 1966 after college ONU. I’m thinking it would get crusty and stick to the crockpot. Most Ohio farmers had chickens and when hens get older they stop laying eggs and their meat is tough. I used a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store, cream of chicken soup, Ritz crackers and lots of pepper. I think this recipe will help to make this party a hit!! I love Shredded Chicken Sandwiches. 😉. Take out and keep aside. My mother used to crush up bags of oyster crackers to mix in, and would add a dollop of sour cream for a little added zip and creaminess. Live in Florida now and people think I’m nuts when I mention this. I agree with some dill pickles are great. I do a whole chicken in a pressure cooker, de’bone and shred the chicken and add it back to the stock add the cream of chicken soup and our version of Ritz crackers until it turns into a solid mass. Thanks for sharing! Going to try it next time. It is very common to see these sandwiches served at the concessions for sporting events as well as local ice cream stands, I had no idea this is a regional treat. Mix all ingredients& place in baking dish. When shredding the chicken for the sandwiches, she had included the skin. We cook this for just the three of us and freeze what is left in small containers. and some farmers markets etc will sell the. Judy Ault Billings. I agree, canned chicken is not the same flavor or mouth feel. The chicken may come in many forms - shredded, grilled, breaded and fried - or even in the form of a creamy chicken salad. If you liked the ones when we had a Maxies in North Canton. These where the staple at them with a bowl of homemade ice cream. I have seen several of the comments mention using turkey. I mean comfort food meal ended with ice cream- what could be better!?! Im originally from Nee Phila!!! I tried this recipe and my family loved it! 1 sm. Deb thanks for rating my recipe! Yummy. My sister, who lives in Ohio, often makes the pulled chicken for family gatherings. At our 4-H fair, the homemakers club had a booth and sold these sandwiches! Thanks for the recipe! This takes me waaay back . I remember going to Kone Korner on upper valley Pike to get these. I love the idea of making a family fave comfort food for Christmas Eve! And in the numerous comments on this post you will see the variations on this recipe. It tasted as I remembered and my husband and son gave 2 thumbs up. Hi -I grew up in Perrysburg then moved to Port Clinton. Delicious!!! And watch videos demonstrating recipe prep and cooking techniques. $2.50 for a sandwich! My father-in-law, who was a “meat and potato’s guy”, always liked when I fixed this for football Saturday’s, or any night for quick and easy meals. There was never lefty over! You can add bread crumbs or Ritz crackers to thicken if too runny or make more gravy if too stiff. My family and I moved from the Mansfield OH area to Wilmington nc! I remember they used to serve these occasionally at school for lunch. Love it! I grew up in North Canton, now live in Wisconsin. I used to live in Paulding county Ohio. First time I’ve heard them called that. So who’s up for a meet-n-greet down here with some shredded chicken sandwiches and sloppy joes? I had a friend who’s father managed a PDQ in Canton, Ohio and we would drive across town ( 6 miles) to get them for lunch when I was in high school, that is the recipe I remember and enjoy. They’re served at all the drive-in restaurants, and at every pot luck (my favorite comes from Jolly’s Root Beer Stand, served with a bag of Ballreich’s Potato Chips!). Was always one of the better school lunches we were served. No preservatives used. 😉 Thanks for indulging him with this regional fave. I use mine for the more universal Chicken Noodle Soup (see link to recipe above). It’s not on a menu anywhere that I’ve seen, and I’ve lived in this area for a good 35 years. Turkey broth just seems to have a richer flavor. You want the texture to be solid, you need it to hold its shape in a hamburger bun but to give when you bite into it. Maxie’s is gone so now the spot is Woody’s for their shredded chicken sandwich. No one ever knows what I’m talking about when I say I miss these yummy sandwiches!! They are simply delicious! I love reading them too! We always have made it with the cream soup…mushroom or chicken and stove top stuffing breadcrumb mix. Simply the best, I’m so excited to try this recipe. Nothing else! What do you cook the chicken in before adding the soup? I never knew DQ had these on the menu! Food, family and friends- I love it! Made my day! I live in Sidney, Ohio and we buy them from the Chilly Jilly’s. Thanks for sharing! So good. Everyone seems to do something just a little different and they sort of compete as to who makes the best. Thanks for the recipe and the other folks for the additions. I will be one happy lady tonight when I eat these for after all of these years. Football friday nite this was my favorite food…thanks for the memory……. ? Yep, that’s the size. Oatmeal, huh. (and it’s ok if you aren’t from Ohio! I grew up in Knox too! You may need to add a little more of your crackers/chips/breadcrumbs when you thaw it because it might get a little watered down. A crockpot full of this stuff is a huge hit here every time! Login to rate this recipe and write a review. You may notice keeping to tradition they rarely have any condiments on them. I grew up in Ohio and this was one of my very favorite foods that I can never get anywhere else. Connie- I grew up in Ohio and my grandma made these in the 60’s and 70’s. The home and visiting teams loved them. Was looking for something different to do with chicken because it’s just the 2 of us now – trying not to make huge dinners and go with sandwiches and soups. Still love my Ohio family. Pull chicken out of pot and shred. Also good on a plate w/o the bun! Got mine at the local Dairy Land ice cream stand. Thanks for stopping by to share your “shredded chicken” story! But isn’t is interesting how food can comfort the soul. I was Merlyn’s daughter. We were happy until we bit into our sandwiches, then didn’t want to finish them. Great memories of the Buckeye State. 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