Hawaiian Haystacks

My brother would hate this recipe. He believes that fruit should never touch anything except more fruit. I am finding as I grow older that I like strange combinations of food. Take potato salad for instance. Who would think to put dill pickles and potatoes in the same dish. I would never top my baked potato with relish. And certainly not with mustard and mayo... I hate mustard and mayo. But mix all that stuff together and I just can't keep from eating it with a juicy hamburger and some watermelon. I digress in favor of summer time barbecues.

Today the subject is using up that yummy Cream of Chicken Soup in the most delicious way. In my family's favorite supper. I suppose it is called Hawaiian because it has coconut and pineapple on top and rice on bottom. But no matter what it is called, it is delicious.

Hawaiian Haystacks
1 cup of sour cream
1 T dry ranch mix
2 cups of shredded chicken
2 cups cooked Royal Basmati Rice (White or Brown)
Heat the soup, add the sour cream and ranch mix, then stir in the chicken. Simmer until all ingredients are warm.
Fresh pineapple (canned works too)
Mandarin Orange Slices
Shredded Coconut
Shredded Cheese
Cashews or Almonds
Dried Cranberries or Golden Raisins
Diced Green onion
Cayenne Pepper
Make a bed of rice on your plate. Top with the chicken gravy. Then add cheese. Pile on the other toppings. Sprinkle with Cayenne.
The flavor combinations may sound a bit strange, But give them a chance big brother! You just might like it.
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  1. Mmm... this sounds really wonerful especially on a hot summer day! Thanks for linking up with One Sharendipity Place Link-up Party this past weekend!! It has been so much fun finding your site and others like yours out there!! We hope you'll join us again this weekend!!
    Thanks again & God bless,
    Sue @ thet2women.com

  2. yum! stopping by from HOmemade Monday's Linky!

    Christine :)

  3. I have never tried fruit with something like chicken, but this looks good! Thanks for sharing at the hop :)

  4. We've tried this before. I like it, but my husband doesn't do fruit with chicken. It looks good though and is a great way to stretch the budget. I wonder if a Mexican version might work for him. :)

    Thank you for sharing your posts at the HomeAcre Hop. We'd love to have you back again today:

    1. Yea, I get the chicken and fruit thing for sure. I have seen a recipe for a Mexican version. That gives me a good idea. I will try that out. Spanish rice, chicken, topped with cheese, green chilis, onion and avocado. mmm. Dinner!

  5. This is a FUN recipe~ :) I love the fruit paired with the chicken! I am passing to my mother in law! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

  6. Thanks for sharing this recipe on Wellness Wednesdays!
    I need to check out this homemade cream soup you have. I'd love a good alternative since we haven't been eating canned cream soups anymore. Not gonna lie, I miss them.