Hawaiian Huli Huli Chicken

Delicious Huli Huli Chicken! Tender chicken thighs are marinated in a sweet and tangy, ketchup and soy based sauce, then cooked on the grill for an added light char.

Pair it with jasmine rice and pineapple to build the perfect, simple summer meal!

8 pieces of Huli Huli Chicken on a white marble and wood platter with pieces of pineapple on the side.

What is Huli Huli Chicken?

Authentic huli huli chicken is usually made with a whole chicken or larger chicken portions and is cooked on a grill filled with mesquite wood, and it is cooked on splits.

It’s rotated while cooking and basted in a sweet, teriyaki-like, huli huli sauce. It was first created over 70 years ago and has been a popular Hawaiian favorite ever since!

Did you know the word “huli” means “turn” in Hawaiian?

An Easier Recipe

This version is simplified, skipping out on any special equipment and uses pre-cut and trimmed chicken thighs.

It’s marinated to infuse flavor and is basted with some of the reserved marinade for even more flavor.

It’s a delicious chicken recipe that’s set to impress! It doesn’t require much effort yet it has a fantastic flavor!

Plate with 1 huli huli chicken piece, pineapple, rice and a fresh flower. Shown overhead.

Original source: https://www.cookingclassy.com/huli-huli-chicken/