I have recently teamed up with Shirley J to do one of my favorite things … develop new recipes! This one is an oldie, but a goodie. I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t love Hawaiian Haystacks.

Do you remember when I first told you guys about whisk bliss? If you don’t remember, Whisk Bliss is a universal cooking base similar to the bechamel mother sauce. It’s a delicious creamy base for any sauce, gravy, soup, etc. Whisk Bliss is perfect to use to create your own cream of chicken soup at home.

Just combine Whisk Bliss & water with a little bit of Shirley J Chicken Bouillon & voila! It’s almost as easy as opening up a can!

This recipe can be thrown in the slow cooker, or made in about 15-20 minutes on the stovetop. It’s definitely a family favorite dinner of ours. My kids don’t even like all the toppings, but they scarf the chicken & sauce!

Shirley J Hawaiian Haystacks

Shirley J Hawaiian Haystacks

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 ½ tsp Shirley J Chicken Bouillon
  • ½ cup Shirley J Whisk Bliss
  • 1 Tbsp dehydrated onion or substitute ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 4 cups, cooked white or brown rice
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas, rinsed under warm water until thawed
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup sliced olives
  • 1/2 cup shredded medium cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup chow mein noodles
  • Other toppings, as desired (celery, craisins, etc.)

Instructions

    1. Combine 1 cup water & 1 cup milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in Shirley J Chicken Bouillon & Shirley J Whisk Bliss.
    2. Season with dehydrated onion, garlic powder, pepper & salt. Continue whisking until mixture boils & thickens up, about 3-5 minutes.
    3. Pour mixture into a small slow cooker.  Add chicken breasts & let cook, on low for 4-6 hours or until fully cooked.
    4. Remove chicken breasts, shred, & place back into the gravy. Taste & adjust seasonings if needed.  Serve over cooked white or brown rice with desired toppings: peas, pineapple chunks, olives, cheese, coconut flakes, chow mein noodles, etc.

Notes

    • Stovetop Method:  Boil chicken in water for 10-15 minutes or until done.  Remove from water & dice chicken with a knife.  Make sauce as directed above & add the cooked chicken.  Bring chicken & gravy mixture to a boil.  Serve over rice with desired toppings.