What is Huli Huli Chicken
Huli Huli Chicken is not something I grew up eating, and that is a shame! This grilled marinated chicken dish that originated in Hawaii is absolutely delicious. It is the perfect combination of salty (from soy sauce) and sweet (from pineapple juice and brown sugar) and smoky (from the grill). Even the charred pieces of skin are delicious and will have you coming back for more. “Huli huli” means “turn turn” (or “rotate” or “flip over”) in Hawaiian, and that is exactly what you do when you cook Huli Huli Chicken. You flip the chicken more times than I would normally tell you to flip grilled chicken, and this simulates cooking on a rotisserie, helping to cook the chicken evenly and to not burn the sweet marinade.