Chicken roll is lunch meat (a.k.a. cold cut, deli meat, or luncheon meat) I had as a kid growing up in Philadelphia. It is chicken combined with binders and fillers made into a circular loaf. It was a key component in my childhood pepperoni/olive loaf/chicken roll/square (American) cheese sandwich that I am trying to recreate. I'm quite the foodie and I must have these particular components.
Apparently Tyson Foods re-introduced Weaver brand chicken roll in 2011
, but I have been unable to find it in the Baltimore/DC metro area. To no avail, I have checked Wegman's, Harris Teeter, Weis Markets, Trader Joe's, and Food Lion.
Just to be clear: I am specifically not interested in chicken breast, turkey breast, turkey roll, tofurkey roll, making my own chicken roll, or anything other than chicken roll. I want to be able to go to a deli counter and say "A half pound of chicken roll, please." or pick up some pre-packaged chicken roll in my grocer's refrigerated case.