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Grilled Huli Huli Chicken

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This flavorful Grilled Huli Huli Chicken recipe is delicious and simple. This Hawaiian-inspired chicken recipe is marinated and grilled to perfection.

This flavorful Grilled Huli Huli Chicken recipe is delicious and simple. This Hawaiian-inspired chicken recipe is marinated and grilled to perfection. #grilledchicken #hulihulichicken #grillingrecipe #hawaiianchicken

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I love the versatility of chicken. It’s a protein that can be made in a number of ways and taste delicious any way you prepare it. Maybe I am biased because it’s my favorite. I first had this grilled Huli Huli chicken many years ago at a family barbecue. After one bite, I was hooked. This delicious Hawaiian Chicken recipe will be the hit of your next family meal or barbecue. A simple sweet and spicy teriyaki marinade gives this easy chicken recipe so much flavor.

 

This flavorful Grilled Huli Huli Chicken recipe is delicious and simple. This Hawaiian-inspired chicken recipe is marinated and grilled to perfection.

So What Exactly is Huli Huli Chicken?

Huli Huli chicken is a Hawaiian chicken recipe created by Ernest Morgado in 1955 for a farmer gathering. The chicken was cooked between two grills to make a spit. The grills had to be flipped over. And since huli is the Hawaiian word for turn, the name Huli-Huli Chicken was born.

I am told that this is still a popular chicken you can find all over the Hawaiian islands today except it is not called Huli Huli Chicken because Morgado claimed the copyright. If you are in Hawaii, just follow the delicious smell.

This flavorful Grilled Huli Huli Chicken recipe is delicious and simple. This Hawaiian-inspired chicken recipe is marinated and grilled to perfection.

The key to juicy Huli Huli chicken is to season and soak the chicken in the homemade teriyaki sauce for at least 30-minutes. I prefer to let the chicken marinate for at least six hours for a more in-depth flavor.

This flavorful Grilled Huli Huli Chicken recipe is delicious and simple. This Hawaiian-inspired chicken recipe is marinated and grilled to perfection.Be sure to reserve 1/2 cup of the marinade so you can baste the chicken when grilling. The aroma is amazing and the grilled chicken is SO, SO juicy.

Grilled Huli Huli Chicken Recipe Resources

Mixing Bowl

Basting Brush

Grill Tools

Grill Pan

Brown Sugar

Soy Sauce

Grill Sheets

This flavorful Grilled Huli Huli Chicken recipe is delicious and simple. This Hawaiian-inspired chicken recipe is marinated and grilled to perfection.


Meal Plan Game Plan

Add this delicious Grilled Chicken recipe to your weekly meal plan. Here are a few other items that you can also add to your meal plan game plan too.

Side Dish 1: Apple Raisin Coleslaw

Side Dish 2: Classic Macaroni Salad

Refreshing Drinks: Blackberry Mojito

Eat dessert first!: Jewish Apple Cake

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This flavorful Grilled Huli Huli Chicken recipe is delicious and simple. This Hawaiian-inspired chicken recipe is marinated and grilled to perfection. #grilledchicken #hulihulichicken #grillingrecipe #hawaiianchicken

More Chicken Recipes to Try

Parmesan Dijon Chicken

Grilled Italian Chicken Skewers

Buffalo Chicken Salad Sandwich

Bourbon Chicken Wings

This flavorful Grilled Huli Huli Chicken recipe is delicious and simple. This Hawaiian-inspired chicken recipe is marinated and grilled to perfection.
Yield: 5

Grilled Huli Huli Chicken

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 40 minutes
This flavorful Grilled Huli Huli Chicken recipe is delicious and simple. This Hawaiian-inspired chicken recipe is marinated and grilled to perfection.

Ingredients

  • Seasoning Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sweet paprika
  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • Huli Huli Sauce:
  • 1 cup pineapple juice, divided 1/2
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 3-4 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast

Instructions

  1. In a large casserole dish add your chicken.
  2. Sprinkle some of your seasoning on top of the chicken.
  3. Make sure to flip to coat evenly all over.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together 1 cup pineapple juice, brown sugar, ketchup, soy sauce, broth, ginger, and garlic. Reserve 1/2 cup of marinade for basting.
  5. Pour marinade over the chicken.
  6. Then cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes to overnight.
  7. Drain the chicken and discard marinade.
  8. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat for 12-14 minutes on each side or until no longer pink.
  9. Baste the chicken occasionally with reserved huli huli sauce every 5 minutes.
  10. Baste again once the chicken is removed from the heat.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1692Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 771mgSodium: 2666mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 4gSugar: 37gProtein: 284g

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  1. I love the fact that you gave us ideas for a side dish!! That is always a struggle for me. Thanks for doing all the leg work 🙂

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