Hawaiian Haystacks

This is a family favorite meal that is quick to whip up. This version uses a homemade gravy instead of using cream of chicken soup. It only takes a few extra minutes for the homemade sauce and it’s worth it! I love this meal, my husband loves this meal, and my kids eat every bite without complaining. Win, win, win!


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size chunks
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup chicken broth


  1. In a large skillet melt the butter over medium heat and add the onion and garlic. Saute the onion and until the onions are soft and translucent about 1 to 2 minutes. Add the chicken, sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook for about 5-6 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through
  2. Sprinkle the flour over the onions and chicken and stir to combine. Cook over medium heat for one minute – this helps get rid of the starchy, flour taste. Slowly whisk in the milk and chicken broth. Cook, stirring constantly with a whisk, and bring the sauce to a simmer over medium to medium-high heat. Continue simmering, stirring the sauce frequently, until the sauce has thickened, about 5-8 minutes.
  3. Serve the chicken sauce over rice with your toppings of choice. My family loves chow mien noodles, pineapple tidbits, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, green bell pepper, almond slices, green onions, and coconut.

Adapted from here.

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  • June 8, 2013 - 10:18 am

    Katie Clark - I love when recipes omit the cream of mushroom/chicken soups! Makes everything so much more delicious and healthier.ReplyCancel

    • June 8, 2013 - 12:11 pm

      Melissa Hadfield - Thanks Katie! I used to be so addicted to cream soups because I thought they were convenient, but it shocked me how simple it is to make your own! And yes, so much healthier. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Hope you like the recipe!ReplyCancel

  • October 24, 2013 - 1:34 pm

    emily - This is one of my go-to recipes. So yummy!ReplyCancel

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