Huli Huli Chicken Recipe

This Huli Huli Chicken recipe brings the flavors of Hawaii to your table with its sweet, tangy, and savory marinade. Grilled to perfection, this dish is sure to be a hit at your next barbecue 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 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Sliced green onions and sesame seeds for garnish (optional)


  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together pineapple juice, soy sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, rice vinegar, minced garlic, grated ginger, black pepper, and red pepper flakes (if using) until the sugar has dissolved and the ingredients are well combined.
  2. Place the chicken breasts in a large resealable plastic bag or a shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the chicken, making sure it is evenly coated. Seal the bag or cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or preferably overnight, to allow the flavors to meld and the chicken to marinate.
  3. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade, letting any excess drip off.
  4. Grill the chicken for 6-8 minutes per side, or until it is cooked through and has nice grill marks. The internal temperature of the chicken should reach 165°F (75°C).
  5. While grilling, you can baste the chicken with the remaining marinade for extra flavor and moisture.
  6. Once cooked, remove the chicken from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing it thinly.
  7. Serve the Huli Huli Chicken hot, garnished with sliced green onions and sesame seeds if desired. It pairs well with steamed rice and grilled pineapple for a complete Hawaiian meal.

Enjoy your taste of the islands with this delicious Huli Huli Chicken!

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