This Hawaiian Huli Huli Chicken recipe is marinated in a delicious soy sauce marinade with fresh ginger and garlic. Grilled for the best taste!
A FAVORITE HAWAIIAN CHICKEN RECIPE
This amazing recipe for Huli Huli Chicken comes from my friend Patricia. She originally shared her family recipe on the blog here about 8 years ago. Her recipe has since become one of my favorites so I figured this recipe post needed an update!
WHAT IS HULI HULI CHICKEN?
- Huli Huli is Hawaiian for “Turn, Turn.” It is basically a Hawaiian version of teriyaki chicken. Patricia remembers this being sold in Hawaii often for school fundraisers. The chicken is on a rotisserie skewer and is turned over a fire and basted regularly with a sweet sauce which is similar to a sweet Teriyaki sauce.
- I think it is best served with some sticky rice or HAWAIIAN MACARONI SALAD. I always make extra sauce so I can baste the chicken as it cooks. So delicious!
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
- soy sauce
- white wine (or chicken broth)
- sugar (I like Sugar in the Raw)
- freshly grated ginger
HOW TO MAKE HULI HULI CHICKEN:
Combine all ingredients except the chicken parts. Mix thoroughly until the sugar is well-dissolved.
Marinate the chicken parts in a zip-top bag for at least 2 hours. Overnight is best.
To grill: Grill the chicken over low heat for 45-60 minutes turning the pieces halfway through cooking time, marinating occasionally.
To oven bake: Bake the chicken at 350F for 1 hour, marinating occasionally. You can then sear the chicken on a hot grill for 5-8 minutes
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Huli Huli Chicken (+Video)
- Combine all marinade ingredients. Mix thoroughly until the sugar is well-dissolved. Add the chicken then marinate in a zip-top bag for at least 2 hours. Overnight is best.
- Grill the chicken over low heat for 45-60 minutes turning the pieces halfway through cooking time, basting occasionally.
- To make in the oven: Bake the chicken at 350F for 1 hour, basting occasionally.
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Originally published: June 2011
Updated & republished: June 2019