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Cathy’s Simple Chicken Sandwiches

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Most Ohioans probably haven’t given much thought to those shredded chicken sandwiches that appear at church potlucks, graduation parties and drive-in restaurants across the state. But Donna and Tom Thorpe, creators of a website (chickensandwich.info) billed as “The Unofficial Home of Shredded Chicken Sandwiches,” have spent more than 16 years researching the creation that they say is nowhere to be found outside of Ohio. “They were just part of my growing up,” says Donna. “I was never aware that they were so unique to the state until making the radical departure to California.”


Cathy’s Simple Chicken Sandwiches 
| Serves 12 to 15

INGREDIENTS
1 50-ounce can of shredded chicken
1 tube Ritz crackers (around 30)
1 can cream of chicken soup
Hamburger buns

DIRECTIONS
Open the canned chicken and skim off the fat from the top. Crush the Ritz crackers into crumbs. Combine all ingredients, and heat on the stove or in a slow cooker until well warmed. Spread on a hamburger bun to serve.