A Variation on the Amish Haystack


A while ago, I had posted the recipe for Amish Haystacks. Here’s a variation on the theme–using chicken instead of beef. This recipe is from the Hard Rock Cafe…so you know it’s dee-lish! But you can definitely change this up to suit your tastes.

Great for a crowd–everyone can build their own custom haystack.


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 6 cups shredded Romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup carrots, julienned
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 1 tomato, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Sweet & spicy pecans (recipe follows)
  • Tortilla chips, broken into pieces
  • Ranch dressing

For the pecans

  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray
  • 3 tbsp light corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp (generous) freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 C pecan pieces

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. felecia says:

    Looks so good!