|Hawaiian Haystacks are a great meal when you have a crowd coming over....just make more rice, and more toppings!|
|Toppings for Hawaiian Haystacks can include any kinds of cut up fruits and veggies!|
|I love the crunch these chow mein noodles add...|
|Add Cream of Chicken soup, sour cream, milk and spice it up with Lawrys or Salt and Pepper....that's it!|
|I like slivered almonds to top my Hawaiian Haystacks....|
|The kids love coconut....|
|Have to have a cherry on top! Or a handful!|
But since I can't wrangle that for now, I can at least eat yummy food with the taste of Hawaii in it. This recipe is easy, quick and really yummy. And it's a great choice if you have to feed an army or a crowd at a party.
|I diced up some cooked carrots..... chow mein noodles and slivered almonds....|
|And lots of fresh fruit and veggies.....|
|The hubs likes my Hawaiian haystacks........that sounds a little weird saying it out loud though......hehe...|
So here are the easy ingredients for the basic chicken mixture that goes over rice. Then the toppings are whatever you decide you want to add. I use one of those veggie and dip platters when I'm doing it for a crowd. You can find them at the dollar store for.....well.....A DOLLAR! I use them when I'm doing cookie decorating in my classroom too. They are very versatile for putting out little piles of stuff.
HAWAIIAN HAYSTACKS RECIPE
|Here is the Chicken base all mixed up....then I just microwave it to warm it ...|
2 cans cream of chicken soup (or use large family sized can)
3 chicken breasts diced
1 t. salt (or Lawry's Season Salt)
1/8 t. pepper
1/2 cup sour cream
3/4 to 1 cup of milk
3 cups Steamed Rice
|My finished plate of Hawaiian Haystacks....a work of art really!|
Boil the chicken and dice up. Mix soup, salt and pepper, milk and sour cream and milk.
|I boiled 3 chicken breasts with a handful of carrots.....|
Cook rice until tender. I have a rice cooker so I added around 2 1/2 cups. Put soup mixture on top of rice and top with any or all of the following:
Toppings: Canned pineapple tidbits, mandarin oranges, grated cheese, slivered almonds, chopped red pepper, celery, olives, diced tomatoes, chow mein noodles.
|Veggie and fruit toppings for the Hawaiian Haystacks can be as varied as what you can find to cut up from your fridge and then add a few canned fruits and maybe some dried fruits and nuts too....|
|Well, now he's just acting like Vanna White...he's such a tease!|
|He doesn't like the fruit as much....he's more of a veggie man....|
|He does like the almonds and the white grated mozzarella cheese....|
|Hawaiian Haystacks...My plate is still prettier than the hubs....just sayin........|
This recipe for Hawaiian Haystacks is a KEEPER! Enjoy!