Hawaiian Haystacks or “Stack ’ems” 2 ways (crock pot and stove top)

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Hawaiian Haystacks with brown sticky rice, chicken sauce, peas, cheddar cheese and fresh pineapple-yum! Plantomakeitsimple.com
Crock Pot version
Ingredients for homemade cream of chicken soup:
(I make my own cream of chicken soup with the next 5 ingredients but you can replace it with 2 cans (10 3/4 oz. each) cream of chicken soup)
-2 cup milk
-2 Tbs. butter
-¼ cup. cornstarch
-2 tsp “Better than Bouillon” chicken
-1/4 tsp. ground pepper

-2 frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
-1 t paprika (optional)
-1 cup of milk (maybe a little more or less)
-½ c sour cream (or cream cheese)

-And any toppings you want from this list: cheddar cheese, pineapple tidbits, sliced olives, diced green onion, chopped celery, shredded coconut, slice almonds, diced fresh mushrooms, Chow mien noodles, diced tomatoes, peas or mandarin oranges
-Hot cooked Rice
 
Instructions
1-Put all 5 ingredients for the “homemade cream of chicken soup” into a medium sauce pan, turn the heat to medium and whisk constantly until there are no lumps and the soup thickens. (This will take several minutes of constant whisking.)  
2- Take the soup of the burner and set aside.
3-Place chicken breasts in crock pot and cover with soup & paprika. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
4-Shred or dice the chicken in the crock pot with kitchen shears.
5-Add sour cream and enough milk and stir to make the consistency of gravy.
6-Serve the sauce over individual plates of cooked rice.
7-Let everyone top their “haystack” with any of the toppings you choose.
 
Quick Stove Top Version
Ingredients for homemade cream of chicken soup: (I make my own cream of chicken soup with the next 5 ingredients but you can replace it with 2 cans (10 3/4 oz. each) cream of chicken soup)

-2 cups milk
-2 Tbs. butter
-¼ cup. cornstarch
-2 tsp “Better than Bouillon” chicken
-1/4 tsp. ground pepper

-Cooked chicken (canned chicken, rotisserie chicken or this chicken work really well for this)
-1 t paprika (optional)
-1 cup of milk (maybe a little more or less)
-½ c sour cream (or cream cheese)
-Any toppings you want from this list:
cheddar cheese, pineapple tidbits, sliced olives, diced green onion, chopped celery, shredded coconut, slice almonds, diced fresh mushrooms, Chow mien noodles, diced tomatoes, peas or mandarin oranges
-Hot, cooked rice
 
1-Put all 5 ingredients for the “homemade cream of chicken soup” into a medium sauce pan, turn the heat to medium and whisk constantly until there are no lumps and the soup thickens. (This will take several minutes of constant whisking.)  
2-Add cooked chicken shredded or cubed ( to the soup.
3-Take the soup of the burner and set aside.
4-Add sour cream and enough milk and stir to make the consistency of gravy.
5-Serve the sauce over individual plates of cooked rice.
6-Let everyone top their “haystack” with any of the toppings.
 
 
Note: I found it quite funny that when these were served at a party while I was living in Hawaii, most of the Hawaiians had never heard of this dish and the one who had called them “Stack ’ems” so this recipe is dedicated to you, Bro. Ho!
 

4 thoughts on “Hawaiian Haystacks or “Stack ’ems” 2 ways (crock pot and stove top)

  1. I love this recipe with coconut milk instead of the milk. Then we top it with any of the following: celery, nuts, coconut, raisins, pineapple, peppers (red or green), chow mien noodles, etc. It is delightful!

  2. Courtney Shorr says:

    We LOVE Hawaiian Haystacks at our house… but I LOVE that you have a version WITHOUT using canned soup mix! I made your version on the gravy and it was even better than what I have made in the past! My kids LOVED it and even my husband said it was better this way!

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