Grilled Hawaiian Chicken
This is a classic Hawaiian chicken dish that is sweet, savory, sticky and utterly scrumptious! It's called Huli Huli in Hawaii, which means turn, turn. Chicken legs and thighs are marinated overnight in pineapple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, and other delicious things, then grilled to perfection. The marinade becomes the sauce and the chicken is basted while grilling. So easy to do, perfect for summertime bbq's!
Author: Ruth Guerri
Recipe type: Chicken
- 1 cup of pineapple juice
- ½ cup of soy sauce
- ½ cup of brown sugar
- ½ cup of catsup
- ¼ cup of chicken broth
- 1 tsp of Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp of Siracha (hot sauce)
- 1½ tsp of fresh ginger
- 5 garlic cloves, minced
- 4 lbs of chicken thighs and legs, skin on
- Start by mixing together all of the marinade ingredients. Place the chicken in a large pan and pour in the marinade, cover and refrigerate overnight.
- The next day, remove the chicken from the fridge and let come to room temperature before grilling. Shake off the excess marinade, then pour all of the marinade into a saucepan and if you like a thicker sauce, add a little more catsup, bring to a boil and let cook for 5 minutes, turn off the heat and use it to baste the chicken.
- Prepare the grill and cook the chicken for 5 minutes per side with the lid closed. Baste the chicken with sauce and cook for another 15 - 20 minutes, basting and turning often.(25 - 30 minutes total cooking time)
- Remove from the grill and pour over any remining sauce, that's all! YUM!