Bowl of Hawaiian Haystacks and the fixings
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Hawaiian Haystacks (or Chinese Sundaes)

These Hawaiian Haystacks are a fun family-friendly meal great for a get-together where everyone can personalize their own bowl! Some may call these Chinese Sundaes, but they are the same fluffy rice with chicken gravy and other fruity and crunchy toppings that you pick!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 6 servings


For the Chicken Gravy:

  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 can (10.5 oz.) cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Salt and pepper , to taste

For the Base:

  • 3 cups Cooked rice (white or brown is fine)

For the Toppings:

  • Mandarin oranges
  • Crushed pineapple
  • Chopped green onions
  • Diced celery
  • Shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Coconut flakes
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Sliced almonds
  • Chow Mein noodles


  • Heat the shredded chicken in a large pot over medium heat. Mix in the cream of chicken and sour cream and cook until heated through, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Meanwhile, assemble the rice and toppings into separate bowls for serving. Once the gravy is cooked, transfer to another serving dish. Set all servings dishes on the table and let guests make their own plates (haystacks), starting with the rice and gravy and using any or all of the toppings they choose.
  • Store any leftovers separately in the fridge.