Shredded Chicken Sandwich

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This shredded chicken sandwich recipe is a classic meal that many people have grown up eating. Chicken combined with creamy soup and crushed crackers or potato chips come together to make one tasty sandwich.

Chicken on hamburger bun.


If you are from Ohio, you might be familiar with these shredded chicken sandwiches. It’s a traditional recipe that is served at family gatherings, drive-in’s and I have even heard some fast food restaurants in the state serve them.

This is a recipe we make for simple dinners or for family functions. It makes 6-8 sandwiches and you can easily double the recipe for a larger crowd. There are several versions of this recipe but my family loves using potato chips, instead of crackers or bread crumbs as the filler.

What you need

Chicken – You will need cooked, shredded chicken. It can be cooked in the slow cooker or you could use pre-cooked chicken like rotisserie chicken.

Cream of chicken soup – You can substitute with cream of mushroom or cream of celery if you prefer.

Potato chips – I like using wavy potato chips but you could also use your favorite. I even like using sour cream and onion chips for a little extra flavor.

Some people prefer crushed crackers like Saltines, Ritz or Tollhouse. I even know people who use dried stuffing mix. These ingredients are used as a filler and to add a little bulk to the mixture. You will need 1 1/2 cups of your favorite filler.

Chicken Broth – Use a little broth to help thin out the mixture. If you would like it a little more “sloppy”, add 1 cup instead of 1/2 to the mixture.

Seasonings – Poultry seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

Bowl of potato chips, cooked chicken, broth, cream of chicken, seasonings.

How to make shredded chicken sandwiches

  1. Combine: Mix together cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, poultry seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a slow cooker. Stir in cooked, shredded chicken and crushed potato chips or crackers.
  2. Cook: Cover and cook for 1 hour on high or 2-3 hours on low.
  3. Serve: Serve hot on hamburger bun or sandwich roll. You can add pickles or even a sprinkle of crushed chips or crackers to the sandwich
Cream of chicken, seasonings, chicken and potato chips in slow cooker.

Cooking chicken in the slow cooker

You can use pre-cooked chicken like rotisserie or cook the chicken right in the slow cooker before shredding. If you would like to use this method, add chicken to the slow cooker and 1 can of cream of chicken soup. Cook on high for 3 hours and then shred the chicken. Continue making according to recipe.

How to store

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in saucepan on the stove for about 10 minutes.

Recipe tips

  • Want to add a little more flavor, try substituting crackers with sour cream and onion potato chips.
  • The mixture can be made the day before and then heated in the slow cooker when ready to eat.
Hand holding a chicken sandwich.

What to serve with chicken sandwiches

These are great on their own but here are a few ideas to serve with these delicious Ohio sandwiches:

More easy chicken recipes

Have you tried this traditional chicken recipe? I would love to hear your stories and your favorite way to make these sandwiches in the comments below.

Sandwich bun with chicken.
5 from 34 votes

Shredded Chicken Sandwich

By Heather
These shredded chicken sandwiches are served warm on hamburger buns.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 3-4 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded **See notes
  • 1 10 1/2 oz can cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed potato chips or crackers


  • Add cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, poultry seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to slow cooker. Stir to combine. Stir in cooked, shredded chicken and potato chips.
  • Cover and cook on high for 1 hour or low for 2-3 hours.
  • Serve on hamburger buns.


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You can use pre-cooked chicken or cook the chicken right in the slow cooker before shredding. If you would like to use this method, add chicken to the slow cooker and 1 can of cream of chicken soup. Cook on high for 3 hours and then shred the chicken. Continue making according to recipe.


Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 856mg | Potassium: 814mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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Recipe Rating


  1. 5 stars
    This recipe for Shredded Chicken sandwiches is delicious and full of flavor. It is superior to the ones that have stuffing mix. I used Ritz crackers and grilled the buns with butter to not make it gluey, but rather crunchy.

  2. I make this alot for family or group so simple .
    I use 1 can cream of chicken and1 can of cream of celery and a can of drained Sweet Sue’s Chicken and add crushed ritz crackers for binder. Heat in my crockpot on low.

  3. 5 stars
    I’m from Ohio and I had no idea hot chicken sandwiches were a “thing” here! Super simple recipe and came together quickly. I didn’t have poultry seasoning but the salt, pepper, garlic powder and chicken broth provided pretty good flavor by themselves. Used a sleeve of Ritz crackers for the binder and can of cream of chicken soup. Easy and very delicious.

  4. 5 stars
    Do you know how many cups of chicken you’d typically get from 3-4 chicken breasts? I want to triple this recipe for a gathering and already have chicken cut up to use. Thanks!

  5. This looks like just what I was looking for to make for my church group. But can you give me a volume (or weight) measurement for the shredded chicken, please? I have 2 lbs. shredded chicken in my freezer and would like to use it for this but am not sure how much to use. I really like it that you included side dish suggestions. Thank you!

  6. 5 stars
    Made this tonight and it was delicious! Does the mixture freeze well as leftovers or if made ahead of time?

    1. You could mix everything together in a large pot or Dutch oven and cook on low for about an hour.

  7. I would like to try this recipe but i want to make it low carb. Is there a substitution for the chips? What do you recommend?

    1. I would actually just recommend leaving out the chips. The mixture will still taste delicious and cook up fine.

  8. 5 stars
    Nice recipe. I like the idea that all you have to do is open the Campbell’s soup for the sauce, you don’t have to spend time fixing it. Yum.