Monday, April 9, 2012

Aloha!

The first time I ever had Hawaiian Haystacks (or, chicken sundae, as it is known by amateurs) was at a church activity many years ago (I'm sure there must have been green jello also).   It was an assemble-yourself kind of deal that was just a little weird to me.   Sitting on a long table were serving bowls of rice, chicken and gravy, and a number of toppings.   I had to look at the person in front of me in order to know what to do.   I assembled my meal, sat down and began to eat . . .   it was delicious!   And now I am hungry and my stomach is growling, and I think I know what's for dinner tonight! 

So, I will leave the "recipe" with you and a wholehearted endorsement . . .   

2 cans cream chicken soup
1 can (or so) of milk
2 cups cooked chicken breasts, diced or shredded (I liked shredded)

Heat soup and milk on the stove until heated through.  Should be consistency of gravy.  Add the chicken and cook til warm.

Serve the sauce over cooked rice, and then top with any of the following:

shredded cheddar cheese
pineapple tidbits
sliced olives
diced green onion
chopped celery
sliced almonds
diced fresh mushrooms
chow mein noodles
diced tomatoes
mandarin oranges
cashews
soy sauce
OR ANYTHING YOU WANT!!  (which is the beauty of this simply delicious meal).

So simple (which is what I do best - - actually it's the ONLY thing I do!)
ENJOY!!



  

31 comments:

  1. oh it does look good. I'm certainly going to try this :)

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  2. I'm vegetarian so it's not something I'll be making - but I still enjoyed the recipe and your enthusiasm ;-) Funny thing, I actually cooked something similar today, but instead of chicken it was broccoli. Turned out really well, and now I think I should eat the remaining portion with some of the toppings you suggest here. Thanks!

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    1. I think the brocoli sounds yummy! Definitely could do it with just veggies!

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  3. I would definitely eat this. Wonder what the kids would think of it...I think it might fly!

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    1. Sarah, my kids loved it . . . of course, they're all adults!!

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  4. Found you thru the A to Z Challenge...and happy b/c I found a new recipe!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. We had it for supper tonight! My fussy girl ate the rice and gravy with chicken and a few sunflower nuts (I just cleaned out the cupboards for topping options). My less fussy girl had snow peas and cheese. I had water chestnuts and snow peas and sunflower nuts. Hubs had cheese and nuts. I will make this again (and will plan ahead for a few more options!).

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    3. Ooh - sunflower seeds! I've got to add that to my list :)

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  5. That sounds wonderful. I like the sundae idea of picking your own toppings since my kids all like different things.

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  6. Looks and sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I will definately have to try this dish!

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  7. mmmm sounds wonderful--thanks for sharing!!

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  8. That sounds really good! I've never heard of it but I think I might have to try. Thanks for the recipe

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  9. My husband is from Idaho and is a bit weird. What I think most people call a burrito, he calls a taco. (If it's in a tortilla, that's a burrito, in a hard shell, it's a taco...)

    I told him I wanted to may haystacks and he got really excited. When he saw me pull out the rice cooker, chicken soup and chicken, he was disappointed. (Apparently he thinks haystacks are just his idea of "tacos" but with crunched tortilla chips.

    I said, "No dear, those are nachos."

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    1. That is funny! Kind of makes sense, though - - haystacks being just a pile of crunched up tortilla chips! Hmmm . . . I like it!

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  10. I've never heard of a hawaiian haystack but it sure makes my stomach rumble;)

    Great A-Z post!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  11. Oooh! We love Hawaiian Haystacks! YUM! In fact, I think we're going to make them later this week. :)

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  12. Hooray for the recipe! I have never tried it, though my daughter said they have it on their lunch menu at school. Will have to make it for dinner sometime. :)

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  13. Rachel makes Hawaiian Haystacks for us sometimes. I love them, they have something for everyone!

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  14. Always have coconut with it! Like you say, most anything can go on it.

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  15. Quick and easy and yummy to boot. Sounds like a winner in my book.

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  16. This sounds just like something I used to make when I was in college! I lived alone and I would make a batch of the basics on Monday night and dress it up differently the next three days! Perfect for me!

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  17. Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comment! I like this recipe! I'll have to try it (actually my husband is the cook in the family, LOL; I find the recipes, he cooks them) but I like this because it sounds so delicious and quick, two of my favorite ingredients indeed!!

    Good luck with the rest of the challenge!

    betty

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  18. I've never heard of this, but it sounds yummy (and easy!) Thanks Judy!

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  19. Thanks for checking out my post. I am looking forward to trying out this recipe.

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  20. Mmmm. That looks so good. I might try this for my picky kids. Thay way they can each add what they like. Thanks for sharing this!

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  21. My little one will eat anything with mandarin oranges in it.

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  22. sympathize : easy quick delicious ! bon appétit
    anni

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  23. I have never heard of this either. Sounds good and/or scary!

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