Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Get in the kitchen and make me some: Shredded chicken sandwiches

I wrote the blog below on October 19, 2010. Why it stayed in "draft" form, I'm not quite sure but it's time to set it free. Enjoy.
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Ingredients

  • 1 (50 ounce) can whole cooked chicken, drained, bones and skin removed
  • 2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 1/8 cups water
  • 1 (8 ounce) package dry bread stuffing mix
  • 6 hamburger buns, split

Directions

  1. Shred chicken, and place in a large pot or slow cooker. Stir in soup and water. Stir in the seasoning mix from the stuffing, and then stir in the dry stuffing mix. Cook over medium heat until heated through. Spoon onto buns, and serve.
I realize I am long overdue for a new recipe of the week. I'm not sure where the last month has gone. I feel like I blinked in August and opened my eyes to find October 19th out of nowhere. As I've said before, life should feel much calmer for us now that wedding season is over and I hope to get back to my goal of trying one new recipe each week.

We had company this weekend for all of the Halloween festivities and I wanted to make something in bulk to feed everyone for lunch on Saturday. I thought hot shredded chicken sandwiches would be perfect! There was just one problem: I've never made hot shredded chicken sandwiches before. Can't be that hard though, right? Just buy a big can of shredded chicken and throw it in the crock pot. I soon found out that you can't actually buy a huge can labeled "shredded chicken." And if you can somewhere, that somewhere isn't Marc's in North Olmsted. So I decided I would just call my mom and get her oldie but goodie recipe. We LOVE her shredded chicken sandwiches and I wanted her recipe. I called her only to find out that she doesn't even have a recipe and just found one online (but she didn't remember where she found it or what ingredients she used). Thanks for your help, Mom!

So I started my own google search to find the perfect recipe. Most of them were pretty similar, either cook a whole chicken and tear it apart yourself (no thanks) or buy cans of chunked chicken and smash it yourself. I thought for sure I had seen in the back of Paul's Drive-In during my three-month stint of working there, these big cans of already "shredded chicken." I assumed you just buy the cans, put them in the crock pot and call it a day. Turns out, it doesn't work that way. Oh well.

So I ended up buying five 10 oz. cans of chunked chicken. I put the chicken in the food processor, which I later realized wasn't entirely necessary. Breaking the chicken up with a fork would have worked just as well. I mixed the chicken, soup, water and stuffing in the crock pot and cooked on low for a few hours. It was delicious and I highly recommend this recipe!

1 comment:

Kristen said...

I love Roots Shredded Chicken! I don't know if they have it there in CLE because it is locally here in Fremont, OH. However, I know they do carry it in places like Meijer and I also think Gordon Food Service (in larger amounts) around here! You should check it out, if you want to make things ever easier! It's SO GOOD!