How To Make Hawaiian Haystacks!

This is one of my favorite recipes and I made it for dinner last night. I got it from my sister, but my mother swears up and down that it is my aunts recipe. Oddly enough I saw it on someone else's blog not too long ago, with different ingredients. Just thought I would post it the way I learned it.
Hawaiian Haystacks
You will need
4 Chicken Breast
2 Tbsp Chicken Bouillon Granules (This isn't necessary, but it sure enriches the flavor)
1 Family size can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 8oz can Cream of Chicken Soup
2 Tbsp Milk (I use soy milk)

Pineapple Tidbits
Sliced Olives
Shredded Colby Jack
Green Onions
Chow Mien Noodles (the la choy ones)

4 Cups Rice
8 Cups Water
2 Tsp Salt
4 Tbsp Butter

Any toppings my be added or subtracted per pickyness ;) I personally like mine with just cheese loads of pineapple, a few olives, some cheese, and the chow mein noodles! I am the queen of picky, which is why I love this dish!

I start the rice before anything because it takes the rice 15 minutes to cook, this is the longest of anything! Add all the rice jive in the pot and let it come to a boil. As soon as it boils, pop a lid on top, turn it down to a simmer and set your timer for 15 Minutes. P.S. don't take that lid off until the timer goes off, this is how rice gets ruined:(
Now head on over to your cutting board, we've gotta chunk that chicken. I cube it up into bite size pieces. I like to get a little bit of everything in each bite, so I don't like BIG chunks of chicken or else I can't fit the pineapple and all the other goodness in my mouth too! I cut it long wise first, the just run it the other way. I toss it in the pan, and it's amazing how quickly chicken cooks up when it's all in tiny pieces like that. Seriously it should take no longer than 5 minutes! Sprinkle in your bouillon granules, along with the soup and milk. Allow that to warm through and turn your burner down to warm until your rice is done. Now you can focus on your toppings. Chop up your tomatoes, or green onions, open your cans... and it's as easy as that. It will all be done before your rice timer has even gone off!
Now it's time to layer! Lay out your bed of rice, slather some gravy on that baby. Add your toppings however you like. I always put the cheese first so that is melts and the noodles last so that they are all crunchy and don't get soggy. Dig in! You'll be shocked when you taste it, and think that it all came together in just fifteen minutes. Now if only the dishes would take care of themselves! I hope you enjoy! If you try this out, come back and let me know what you think of it, or if have already had it... please share what other toppings you have had that jazz up your Hawaiian Haystacks!


Amy said...

Thank you so much for reminding me about these! I used to eat them all the time growing up, but had forgotten about them. I now know what we are having for dinner tonight, thanks to you! Again, thank you for stopping by my blog!

JaelCustomDesigns said...

* Popping in from SITS

This recipe sounds great! I'll have to try it.