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Huli Huli Chicken on white plate with greens and rice.
Grilled Huli Huli Chicken 
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Marinating Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 55 mins
Grilled Huli Huli Chicken is a moist and juicy Hawaiian chicken dish with a delicious marinade that gives a burst of flavor to the chicken and also serves as a basting sauce.
Course: Entrées
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken
Servings: 6
Calories: 379 kcal
  • 1 whole chicken cut into 8 pieces or 2 breast & 4 thighs (skin-on, bone-in)
  • ½ cup pineapple juice
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • cup ketchup
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1- inch fresh ginger grated
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 scallions finely chopped
  1. Make the marinade by combining the pineapple juice, soy sauce, rice vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, garlic, ginger and black pepper in a small bowl.
  2. If the chicken breasts are large, cut them in half. Place the chicken pieces into a zipper sealable plastic bag. Pour the marinade into the bag, seal and massage the chicken to make sure it is covered in marinade. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours to overnight.
  3. Remove the chicken pieces from the bag and pour the marinade into a small saucepan. Bring the marinade to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes until it has reduced in volume and thickened. Use this as a basting sauce.
  4. Heat the grill to medium-high heat (between 400-450°F). Place the chicken, skin side down on the grill for about 8 to 10 minutes until the skin is well-marked and crispy. Lower the grill heat to medium, baste the chicken with the basting sauce and flip the chicken over. Close the lid and grill for 15 to 20 minutes, turning and basting every 5 minutes, until the chicken is almost cooked through. Baste and flip the chicken over again and grill for 5 more minutes, or until chicken reaches 165°F on an instant read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat.

  5. Remove the chicken from the grill and let it rest for at least 10 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Huli Huli Chicken 
Amount Per Serving
Calories 379 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 95mg32%
Sodium 756mg32%
Potassium 363mg10%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 286IU6%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.