Huli Huli Chicken

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Hawaiians know how to grill; we mean they KNOW how to grill chicken.

Transport your taste buds to the enchanting flavors of Hawaii with this sensational recipe for Huli Huli Chicken. When it comes to grilling, Hawaiians possess an unparalleled mastery, particularly when it comes to grilling chicken. Prepare to be captivated by the tantalizing aromas and mouthwatering flavors as a sweet basting of huli huli sauce intertwines with the dancing flames of the grill, creating a delicate char that leaves you yearning for another delectable bite.

Huli Huli Chicken holds a special place in the hearts of Hawaiians, cherished as a beloved local favorite. The secret lies in the art of marinating and grilling this delectable poultry. Combining the finest kitchen staples, this recipe unveils a harmonious blend of flavors that will transport you straight to the sun-kissed shores of the Hawaiian Islands.

The beauty of Huli Huli Chicken lies not only in its irresistible taste but also in its simplicity. Crafted with just a few kitchen essentials, this dish proves that a memorable culinary experience can be achieved with minimal ingredients. Let the flavors of the marinade work their magic as they infuse the chicken with a symphony of savory goodness.

As the chicken sizzles on the grill, the huli huli sauce caramelizes, creating a tantalizing glaze that seals in the succulence and imparts an unmistakable depth of flavor. With each juicy and tender bite, you’ll understand why this dish has captured the hearts and palates of countless food enthusiasts.

So, embark on a culinary journey to the tropical paradise of Hawaii and savor the incredible flavors of Huli Huli Chicken. Let the simplicity of this recipe and the boldness of its flavors transport you to an island getaway, where every bite is a celebration of the vibrant and diverse Hawaiian culinary heritage. Immerse yourself in the enchantment and savor the essence of Hawaiian cuisine right in your own backyard.

Serve this with some crispy Ragoons, Soybean Sprout Soup or some crunchy Mushroom Spring Rolls.


Huli Huli Chicken

Huli Huli Chicken

Hawaiians know how to grill; we mean they KNOW how to grill chicken.

  • Author: Rita
  • Prep Time: :15
  • Cook Time: :40
  • Total Time: :55
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: Hawaiian


Units Scale
  • 5 lbs chicken pieces, washed and dried
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar or 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup sherry wine
  • 1/4 inch gingerroot, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon Thai sweet chili sauce


  1. Blend all ingredients but chicken together.
  2. On a clean oiled grate over medium high heat place chicken.
  3. Grill over barbecue, turning and basting with sauce until it is done. (about 30-40 minutes).
  4. Remove to indirect heat if browning to fast.
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