How to Make the Famous Ohio Shredded Chicken Sandwich

Rhonda | Momskoop
by Rhonda | Momskoop
4 servings
15 min

This hot and creamy chicken sandwich is so easy to make, only requires a handful of ingredients, and is budget friendly. Once you make this sloppy chicken sandwich, you will understand why it’s so popular in Ohio and has been for decades.

Traditional Ohio Hot Shredded Chicken Sandwich

To make this recipe, you will need:

Chicken breast – Canned, fresh, or rotisserie, or leftover roasted chicken works great.

Soup – normally most will use Cream of Chicken, but some use Cream of Mushroom.

Crackers – this again, is a personal preference. Some will also use croutons, breadcrumbs, or saltines.

Ingredients that you need to make a Shredded Chicken Sandwich

Steps to Make This Delicious Sandwich:

Step 1: In a medium-sized pan, add in your chicken and take two forks and shred the chunks of chicken. Or if you prefer you can use your hands. If you are using leftover chicken, do this same process.

Step 2: Add in the remaining ingredients.

Step 3: Heat until everything is thoroughly heated.

Step 4: Spoon onto the buns.

Step 5: Enjoy.

Information about this sandwich:


Ohio Magazine:

Unofficial Home of Shredded Chicken Sandwiches - map showing lots of the locations of restaurants/drive ins

Root's Poultry - believed to be the start of it all in Fremont Ohio - Root's Poultry | Shredded Chicken (

Reddit -

How to Make the Famous Ohio Shredded Chicken Sandwich
Recipe details
  • 4  servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 15 min
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  • 2 12 oz Canned Chicken Breast or 3 or 4 uncooked chicken breasts if cooking in the slow cooker
  • 1/4 c stuffing mix chicken flavor
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 sleeve Ritz crackers crushed
  • 1 10 3/4 oz Cream of Chicken soup
  • Chicken broth or water this will vary on how thick you want the chicken

In a medium sized saucepan, add in the canned chicken. Using a fork or your fingers, shred the chicken. Then add in the remaining ingredients.
Turn the heat on medium and cook until all of the ingredients are thoroughly heated through.
If you are wanting to use your crock pot, the full instructions are in the article.
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