Hula Huli Chicken Recipe

Transport your taste buds to the shores of Hawaii with this delicious Hula Huli Chicken recipe. Marinated in a blend of sweet and savory flavors, grilled to perfection, this dish is sure to be a hit at your next gathering or family dinner.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sliced green onions and sesame seeds for garnish (optional)


  1. In a bowl, whisk together pineapple juice, soy sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, minced garlic, grated ginger, sesame oil, honey, salt, and pepper to create the marinade.
  2. Place the chicken breasts in a large resealable plastic bag or a shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the chicken, making sure it’s evenly coated. Seal the bag or cover the dish, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or preferably overnight, to allow the flavors to infuse.
  3. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade, shaking off any excess, and discard the remaining marinade.
  4. Grill the chicken breasts for about 6-8 minutes per side, or until they are cooked through and have nice grill marks, basting occasionally with reserved marinade during grilling.
  5. Once cooked, remove the chicken from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing.
  6. Serve the Hula Huli Chicken hot, garnished with sliced green onions and sesame seeds if desired. Pair it with rice, grilled pineapple, or a tropical salad for a complete meal that will transport you to the Hawaiian islands. Enjoy!

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