Hawaiian Haystacks

We had Hawaiian Haystacks all the time growing up! The best part of this recipe? They are SO easy,¬†quick, and versatile! When things are super crazy, this is a meal you can throw together in minutes (and you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry right now!). It is one of those recipes that can help you clean out everything you have in your crisper drawer. We always loved picking out our toppings and decorating them ourselves – especially with the chow mein noodles on top! You really can’t go wrong with this recipe!

Serves: 6

Hawaiian Haystacks

15 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts (cooked and diced)
  • 5 cups cooked rice
  • 2 tomatoes (diced)
  • 1 (6 ounce) can black olives (sliced)
  • 1 1/2 cups chow mein noodles
  • 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple tidbits
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 green bell pepper (diced)
  • 1 cup shredded coconut


  1. Mix cream of chicken soup and milk in a sauce pan until smooth.
  2. Add diced chicken and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Serve hot over rice.
  4. Top with tomatoes, olives, chow mein noodles, pineapple tidbits, shredded cheese, green peppers, and coconut.

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  1. We ate these a lot growing up too! We prefer our chicken shredded though, and we doctor up the sauce. Garlic & some other spices, as well as some sour cream! But we add milk as well so it's not so thick. We also had slivered almonds that my mom to asted in a pan on the stove. We also have celery, green onion, coconut as some more toppings. I once dated a guy whose family put peas on theirs and I really like it!
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