This is just about the easiest meal I can think of to make for a crowd! Whenever I serve a big group of people, I always try to make something everyone will like. This is perfect because everyone can put on their favorite toppings and leave off the toppings that they don’t like. My new daughter-in-law gets so excited when I make Hawaiian Haystacks. (I think I’ll make this for her birthday dinner!) I usually use rotisserie cooked chicken, but sometimes, if I can’t get to Costco, I make my own cooked chicken. Click HERE for instructions on making perfectly cooked chicken.
Here’s how to make the gravy:
2 cans cream of chicken soup (do not dilute)
1 can chicken broth (regular strength, not concentrated)
2 cups diced, cooked chicken
Heat together the soup and broth, Just before serving, Add in the cooked chicken.
Make enough white rice for 6 servings (if you want to make this meal extra quick, use Minute Rice!)
Here are the toppings I serve in separate bowls, buffet style:
Chinese Noodles (the crunchy kind – found on the Asian food aisle)
Pineapple tidbits, drained
Mandarin oranges, drained,
Diced green onions
Diced red bell pepper (optional)
A bottle of soy sauce to drizzle
To make the haystacks, first put rice on the plate or bowl, top with some gravy and crunchy noodles. Then let everyone add their favorite toppings. So easy!
Such a quick and delicious meal! And great for a crowd!
I love to serve Baked Tender Chicken Wings to serve with the haystacks. Click HERE for the recipe.