Hawaiian Haystacks

Deborah Peterson Recipe

By Deborah Peterson Pacifica815

Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Stove Top

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


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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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.
C C SaffronSun
Feb 28, 2013
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
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?
Debbie Bradley dchamba
Feb 5, 2012
Our family loves this dish. I just get s rotisserie chicken and it works great.
Melinda Stern Melinda_Mom_of_4
Jul 11, 2011
looks amazing....thanks for posting it. i'm making it for sure