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Hawaiian Grilled Huli Huli Chicken

  • Prep Time:
    5 minutes

  • Marinating Time:
    6 hours

  • Cook Time:
    12 minutes

  • Total Time:
    6 hours 17 minutes

  • Yield:
    6 servings

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  • Method:

  • Cuisine:
    American, Hawaiian


This Grilled Huli Huli Chicken is the perfect summertime meal! Prepared with tender and juicy chicken thighs marinated in a sweet and spicy teriyaki-style sauce. Serve this Hawaiian chicken with grilled pineapple and rice!


  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 3 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, excess fat trimmed
  • Optional – pineapple slices


  1. In a medium bowl mix together the marinade ingredients: pineapple juice, soy sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, red pepper flakes, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil.
  2. Place the chicken thighs in a large zip-top bag or bowl and pour the marinade on top, coating all the chicken. Marinate the chicken in the fridge for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  3. Remove the chicken 30 minutes before grilling. Heat the grill to medium high. Grill the chicken on  all sides for 6 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the inner temperature reaches 165°F.
  4. If desired, grill the pineapple slices for 2 minutes on the hot grill. Serve with the chicken.


Store airtight in the fridge for up to 3 days.