Creamy Curry chicken served over a bed of perfectly steamed rice and topped with an array of crunchy, salty, and sweet toppings all packed with flavor. This is a favorite recipe at our house, and we hope you love it too!
As a kid, we always got to choose our birthday dinner. Sometimes we would eat out, but sometimes we’d want a homemade dinner. I remember choosing this recipe for my special birthday dinner, often. It’s the kind of meal that we all loved because you can customize it to your preference with so many different toppings. You might have a similar recipe to this one also known as Hawaiian Haystacks, but around here, we call it Chicken Curry, and it’s one of our favorites!
The best part about this dinner is all the toppings. The toppings are the fun part! From salty to sweet from smooth to crunchy. You can really make this meal your own!
Chicken Curry with all the toppings
- 2 chicken breasts cooked and shredded
- 1/2 onion diced fine
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2 cups chicken broth (Better than Bouillon)
- 2 cups milk
- 1 tsp. curry powder
- salt and pepper as desired
- 2 cups white rice steamed
- 4 hard boiled eggs chopped
- 1 cup bacon bits with potato chips crushed
- 1 cup roasted salted peanuts crushed
- 1/2 package sweetened coconut flakes toasted
- 1/2 cup sweet pickle relish
In a large sauce pan, sauté the diced onion in butter at medium high heat until the onion is translucent. Add in minced garlic until fragrant, then add ½ cup flour stirring until you get a smooth paste.
Remove from heat and gradually stir in 2 cups chicken broth and 2 cups milk.
Put back on the heat and bring to a boil stirring constantly.
Add the cooked shredded chicken to the sauce and simmer for 20 minutes.
Stir in the curry powder or more if desired. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve over steamed rice. Top with all the toppings! Enjoy!
We love to use the chicken breasts from a rotisserie chicken for this recipe as a shortcut. You can shred the chicken the day before.
*Minced garlic in a jar, and Better than Bouillon are also two more shortcuts we love to use for this recipe.
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Favorite Chicken Curry Toppings:
* chopped hard boiled eggs
* crushed bacon crumbles with crushed potato chips
* crushed salted peanuts
* toasted sweetened coconut flakes
* sweet pickle relish
Hawaiian Haystacks is so similar to this recipe in that it’s loaded with so many different toppings! Here are some favorite Hawaiian Haystack toppings that you could easily add to this recipe if you’d like!
Favorite Hawaiian Haystack Toppings:
* chow mein noodles
* celery, chopped
* green onions, diced
* red or green bell peppers
* pineapple chunks
* mandarin oranges
* toasted coconut flakes
* grated cheese
* slivered almonds or chopped cashews
Oooh now I’m craving it all over again. I hope you make it!