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    Shredded Chicken sandwiches

    I am slated to make the filling for the shredded chicken sandwiches for a bridal shower. This is not something that I have done before (believe it or not!!) and so I have been hunting for a very simple recipe for this. I have found all sorts of strange variations but no simple, straight-forward concoction. I would like to use the canned chicken as the base of this and I figure it should have canned cream of chicken soup in it but from there, I am at a loss.

    Does anyone have a good, simple recipe for this to share? <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> and <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15>


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    Re: Shredded Chicken sandwiches

    Are these to be hot fillings or cold fillings? Unless the goal is to serve a "comfort food," I think I'd stay away from the condensed soup thing.

    A cold chicken salad typically is chunked white meat (some dark meat okay) carefully picked over to remove bone fragments and tendons and other objects of mysterious or doubtful texture. It is well seasoned with salt and pepper (cold food needs extra seasoning), lightly dressed with mayonnaise and then, the creativity starts. Chopped celery is common to add crunch; chopped parsley brightens and freshens the taste; chopped toasted nuts (e.g., slivered almonds) add richness; curry powder and raisins (pre-soaked to plump them up) can add an "ethnic touch" (cashews work better here than almonds). Ideally, the meat should be handled gently so it still looks like meat and not tuna. To make attractive finger foods, buy interesting bread (e.g., the dark and light rye swirl), fill the sandwiches, insert a toothpick in the center of each quadrant and cut into four pieces.

    Now, I've watched my elders prepare this many times (not including the fancy bread), but never got an actual recipe. I imagine there are many on the web, in cookbooks, and perhaps even some listed on the can. Good luck!

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    Re: Shredded Chicken sandwiches

    Your chicken salad sounds yummy! Unfortunately, this is not what the people planning the party stated that they wanted.

    Since I posted my first plea for help, they have given me the following recipe but surely, there has to be one that would do a bit of a better job then this one will? If not, then I will proceed to try and make something decent but oh, I feel I will need heavenly intervention from the food gods! Anyway, the recipe goes like this: 4 chicken breasts (serving 12 people???)((and I would rather use canned chicken here instead of chicken breasts)), 1 can cream of chicken soup, torn soft white bread 3 to 4 slices for consistancy and then add a bit of water. Heat it to serving temperature and keep in the crock pot? So yes, it is a hot sandwich BTW.

    I haven't had much luck searching the net for recipes that sound even close to the one that they want me to use and the cook books I have don't have anything like this in them either. So I am going to copy yours to try for myself, Jefferson, but I am hopeful that someone will recognize what it is that I am suppose to be making and supply a nifty recipe for it. <img src=/S/please.gif border=0 alt=please width=31 height=23>. I am a Mom-In-Law to be and so I have to make a good impression and hopefully mix well with the rest of the clan. <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15> for any help! [it may be me needing the beer!!]


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    Re: Shredded Chicken sandwiches

    I don't know, maybe you ought to put your foot down and say "in our family, we eat chicken sandwiches this way." <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

    But seriously, I have never heard of anything like that. Sometimes people get sentimental about wartime recipes inspired by rationing, where you use old bread "to extend" the expensive protein component. Or maybe it's a variation on shrimp bisque? The secret to a bisque not separating is that the shrimp is held in suspension by fine bread crumbs.

    Or maybe it's a practical joke. I wouldn't rule that out. <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>

    If you find out it is, add a joke of your own: spike it with rum extract. <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Shredded Chicken sandwiches

    Adding Rum instead of the little bit of water they suggested, sounds like a very good idea to me!! Life is definitely taking a turn toward "more interesting!!" Thanks for the humor!!


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    Re: Shredded Chicken sandwiches

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    Re: Shredded Chicken sandwiches

    Hi Ed, Thanks for the link and indeed this one sounds decent but it still isn't what I am looking for. The sandwich that I need would be like the ones we used to get at the county fair!! We would eat at a grange hall for lunch after taking care of our projects and then head out for the cotton candy, waffles and such not. That shredded chicken was a very simple recipe that just tasted like chicken with maybe some celery in it. I have searched the net but I haven't turned up anything like it yet! Guess I will <img src=/S/crossfingers.gif border=0 alt=crossfingers width=17 height=16> and keep hoping!! <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>


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