Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hawaiian Haystacks- Best Sauce Ever!

I got this recipe from my mother-in-law and it has forever changed Hawaiian Haystacks for me! This sauce is amazing.. I'll never go back to cream of chicken soup!

1/4 c. poultry gravy
1 1/4 c. water
3 chicken bouillon cubes
2 c. chicken broth
2 Tbs soy sauce
4 Tbs. corn starch

Mix first two ingredients over low-med heat. Add next three. Then slowly stir in corn starch. turn up your heat and bring to a boil. Turn down and simmer for a few minutes.. ready to serve! The sauce will be very watery until you bring it to a boil and the starch kicks in.. so don't panic :)

I like to add the chicken right in the sauce. In fact, your food storage canned chicken goes perfect in this and makes it almost entirely a food storage meal!

To assemble your haystack (everyone does it their own way):
Chicken (if not in sauce)
Then any of the following: cheese, pineapple,chow mein noodles, slivered almonds, celery, coconut, mandarin oranges, tomatoes, scallions, etc!


Just for fun here are the proportions doubled- in case you're feeding a few families:

1/2 c. poultry gravy
2 1/2 c. water
6 bouillon cubes
4 c. chicken broth
1/4 c. soy sauce
1/2 c. corn starch


Joel Hugentobler said...

we have hawaiin haystacks all the time i think i want to try this!

Figueiras said...

Where do you get the poultry gravy from do you make it from scratch or is it a package mix????

Anonymous said...

This was yummy, but I thought it needed a little something more, so at the end I added some ground ginger, some black pepper (I wanted to use white, but couldn't find any), and some celery salt. I also used double the amount of the chicken gravy called for. It went over really well! Thank you!