One of my go to meals and all time family favorite dinners is Hawaiian Haystacks. I have shared my recipe before which includes several different ways to make it – stove top, crock pot, meatless. They do, however, all involve cream of chicken soup. I saw a recipe for No Cream of Soup Hawaiian Haystacks with a made from scratch sauce over at Mel’s Kitchen Cafe and decided to give it a try.
It was a yummy variation on a family staple. I did adapt the recipe to suit my family’s tastes. Now, I have a version that I can make from scratch. It is a great recipe to use up any leftover chicken or turkey.
These are great ideas for toppings for these no cream of soup Hawaiian haystacks: (items with a star are our favorites) shredded cheddar, cheese*, pineapple tidbits*, sliced olives*, diced green onion*, chopped celery*, shredded coconut*, slice almonds*, diced fresh mushroom, Chow mein noodles*, diced tomatoes, peas, mandarin oranges, raisins, diced green, pepper, water chestnuts, cashews, soy sauce or anything else that you think would be good.
- COOKED AND CUBED CHICKEN (OR SHREDDED CHICKEN)
- CHICKEN BROTH
- SALT AND PEPPER