Ohio Shredded Chicken Sandwiches

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The best Ohio Shredded Chicken Sandwiches! Popular in the midwest, these creamy chicken & stuffing sandwiches are made in the slow cooker.

an ohio chicken sandwich sitting on a plate

Long ago when the kids were little, I used to make a creamy chicken & stuffing in the slow cooker. With 3 kids under the age of 4, I didn’t have a lot of time, so throwing chicken breasts, cream of chicken soup and stuffing in a slow cooker was my go-to. It was easy and the kids loved it!

Fast forward about 15 years later and I started hearing about the “Ohio Shredded Chicken Sandwich” at church gatherings. A friend brought it to a potluck and I was surprised to find out that what I was making all along and serving over rice, people stuffed in a hamburger bun. Who knew these sandwiches were so popular?

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • Uses fresh chicken breasts.
  • Only 4 ingredients.
  • Easy made in the slow cooker.
  • Perfect for potlucks and servings crowds.
  • Endless recipe variations!

Where did Ohio Shredded Chicken Sandwiches come from?

From what I understand, shredded chicken sandwiches are a very regional dish. Some in Ohio have never heard of them, but others eat them at every potluck. They are popular at local diners and restaurants that serve lunch sandwiches. And there are countless ways to make them! This shredded chicken recipe in the crockpot is our favorite, but I’ll share all variations so you can make these exactly how your family likes.

Make Shredded Chicken Sandwiches in 4 Steps

  • Place the chicken breasts in the slow cooker. Pour the condensed soup overtop.
  • Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until the chicken is shreddable.
  • Shred the chicken, then add the stuffing mix.
  • Mix well, cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until the bread crumbs are moistened.
collage of how to make shredded chicken sandwiches

pro tips

If you’d like the mixture thinner, add a little bit of chicken broth until it is the consistency you’d like.

closeup of a chicken sandwich

Recipe Variations

  • Use ritz crackers in place of the stuffing mix. You’ll get a slightly different, more simple flavor since the Ritz crackers are not seasoned.
  • Some even use potato chips instead of stuffing! They help to thicken the mixture, add texture and flavor.
  • Some make this recipe even quicker by using canned chicken. If you do this, just heat the mixture through on the stovetop or in the microwave…you don’t have to wait for the chicken to cook!
  • Add minced onion for more flavor.
  • Add some shredded cheese if you’d like…or add a slice of cheese when you are making the sandwich. We like swiss!
  • Make this low sodium by using a low sodium soup and stuffing package.
  • Add a little bit of poultry seasoning for more flavor….it will taste like Thanksgiving in a sandwich!
  • Serve over rice or mashed potatoes instead of on a bun.

What to Serve with Shredded Chicken Sandwiches

Here are a few sides to go with these creamy chicken sandwiches:

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you freeze this chicken?

Yes! This chicken freezes well in a freezer safe container for up to 6 weeks.

Can use mushroom soup instead?

You can, but it will change the flavor slightly. If you like mushrooms, I say try it!

Can you make this chicken in the instant pot?

I’m sure you can, but I have not yet tried it. If you do, let me know how it works and I’ll update after I get to testing it.

You may also love our chicken and stuffing casserole, or try my grandma’s turkey stuffing in this turkey stuffing casserole!

a shredded chicken sandwich on a plate with chips
a shredded chicken sandwich on a plate with chips

Ohio Shredded Chicken Sandwiches

4.64 from 459 votes
The best Ohio Shredded Chicken Sandwiches! Popular in the midwest, these creamy chicken & stuffing sandwiches are made in the slow cooker.
Servings 10
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes

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Ingredients
 

  • 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cans condensed cream of chicken soup (10.75 ounces each)
  • 1 box chicken flavored Stove Top Stuffing (6 ounces)
  • chicken broth (to thin only if the mixture seems to thick)

Instructions
 

  • Place the chicken breasts in the slow cooker. Pour the condensed soup overtop. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until the chicken is shreddable. 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, 2 cans condensed cream of chicken soup
  • Shred the chicken, then add the stuffing mix. 1 box chicken flavored Stove Top Stuffing
  • Mix well, cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until the bread crumbs are moistened.
  • If you’d like the mixture thinner, add a little bit of chicken broth until it is the consistency you’d like.
  • Serve on hamburger buns.

Notes

The calories shown are based on the recipe serving 10, with 1 serving being 1/10 of the chicken (no bun). Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box are calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.**

Nutrition

Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 815mg | Potassium: 575mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2mg
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Calories 274
Keyword chicken recipe, slow cooker meal
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Hunter
1 month ago

5 stars
Awesome recipe, thank you!

Melissa
2 months ago

Is 3-4 hours on low correct? That doesn’t seem like enough time for the chicken to cook so I wanted to make sure it wasn’t supposed to be on high.