Hawaiian Huli Huli Chicken Recipe

Hawaiian Huli Huli Chicken Recipe

How To Make Huli Huli Chicken

Enjoy a juicy and luscious plate of this huli huli chicken for dinner! It’s a classic Hawaiian dish of chicken exquisitely marinated in a herb-spice mix!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Marinate Time: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 30 minutes



  • cupketchup
  • cupsoy sauce,low-sodium
  • cuplight brown sugar,packed
  • 2tbsprice vinegar
  • 1tbspsriracha,optional
  • 1tbspWorcestershire sauce
  • 1tspsesame oil,or more to taste
  • tbspgarlic,minced
  • tbspfresh ginger,peeled, minced
  • 3lbschicken thighs,(use about 4 oz thighs, 9 pieces), boneless skinless, trimmed of visible fat
  • vegetable oil,or olive oil, for brushing grill grates


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the ketchup, soy sauce, brown sugar, rice vinegar, sriracha, Worcestershire, sesame oil, garlic, and ginger.

  2. Season with a little salt and pepper, if preferred. Remove ¼ cup of the marinade to a bowl and refrigerate.

  3. Place the chicken in a medium bowl or gallon size resealable bag. Pour the remaining marinade over the chicken, then toss to coat. Press down into marinade, then seal the bag while pressing out excess air.

  4. Transfer to the refrigerator and let marinate for at least 2 hours and up to 8 hours.

  5. Preheat a gas grill over medium heat. Clean the grill grates and brush with vegetable oil.

  6. Grill the chicken on the preheated grill, turning and basting with reserved ¼ cup of marinade occasionally for approximately 15 minutes until it reaches 165 degrees F in the center. If chicken is not browning enough, increase heat near the end of grilling.

  7. Serve warm garnished with green onions, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Optionally serve with coconut rice, fresh pineapple, and grilled mini peppers.


  • Calories: 399.94kcal
  • Fat: 28.18g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.08g
  • Trans Fat: 0.15g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.49g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.91g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.56g
  • Fiber: 0.15g
  • Sugar: 7.36g
  • Protein: 25.95g
  • Cholesterol: 148.17mg
  • Sodium: 742.33mg
  • Calcium: 24.44mg
  • Potassium: 406.65mg
  • Iron: 1.37mg
  • Vitamin A: 37.18µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.10mg
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