Hawaiian Haystacks

Deborah Peterson Recipe

By Deborah Peterson Pacifica815

1 Hr
30 Min
Stove Top

Chicken in sauce served over hot rice & topped with a variety of condiments.

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2 can(s)
campbell's cream of chicken soup (don't substitute)
1 can(s)
campbell's chicken broth (don't substitute)
3 c
cooked chicken breasts, diced
4 c
steamed rice

Directions Step-By-Step

Mix the soups together and bring to a simmer. Add chicken and simmer for 10 mins to heat the chicken thorougly.
Chowmein noodles;
Toasted coconut;
Pineapple tidbits;
Green onions, thinly sliced;
Sweet bell pepper, diced;
Frozen sweet petite peas, thawed & do not cook them;
Water chestnuts, diced;
Celery, diced;
Slivered almonds, toasted;
Grated cheese, optional
To Serve:
Ladle chicken and sauce over rice and top with any combination of the toppings. Caution, this makes a big serving so start out easy with the rice and chicken with sauce as this builds up when adding the toppings.

This is a very popular recipe in Utah, not only with households, but restaurants as well.

This is such an addictive dish and a big crowd pleaser. I double the recipe and it's still not enough to leave for leftovers!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Hawaiian/Polynesian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Melinda Stern Melinda_Mom_of_4
Jul 11, 2011
looks amazing....thanks for posting it. i'm making it for sure
Debbie Bradley dchamba
Feb 5, 2012
Our family loves this dish. I just get s rotisserie chicken and it works great.
C C SaffronSun
Jan 26, 2013
I had this once at a church function, as a kid, and remember loving it. So happy to stumble on the recipe here! Thanks for posting it!

My one concern is trying to find healthier options for the chowmein noodles & cream of chicken... The chowmein noodles usually have trans fat. I bet one of the local health food stores will have better versions.

Debbie, if you use rotisserie chicken, do you still use the sauce...or just by itself?
C C SaffronSun
Feb 28, 2013
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
C C SaffronSun
Mar 1, 2013
I just served this (with my slight variations, like whole grain rice & better than bullion to replace chicken broth) & despite my family grimacing at it before they tasted it, EVERYONE ended up really liking it.

I was happy to see that the chow mein noodles my regular grocery store carries have cut out the trans fat that used to be in them. :) I guess consumers reading labels does make a difference.