Hawaii's Huli Chicken


Hawaii's Huli Chicken

Hawaiis Huli Chicken
1 Hr 5 Min

We're bringing the flavors of the Pacific Islands right to your kitchen with Hawaii's Huli Chicken! This recipe combines savory and sweet for a perfect combination of flavors. This huli chicken recipe is must-have for that summer party. It'll inspire your guests to do the hula at your next backyard bonfire.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons sherry or red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (2-1/2- to 3-pound) chicken, cut in half

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and coat with cooking spray; place a wire baking rack on baking sheet.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine pineapple juice, soy sauce, ketchup, sherry, brown sugar, and ginger; bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 5 minutes or until mixture is thickened, stirring occasionally. Reserve 1/2 cup of sauce for serving; the rest will be used for basting.
  3. In a small bowl, combine garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, cumin, salt, cayenne pepper, and black pepper; mix wll. Coat chicken evenly with spice mixture and place on baking rack.
  4. Roast chicken 1 hour or until no longer pink in center, turning over each half every 10 minutes and brushing with basting sauce each time. Do not baste chicken during last 10 minutes of cooking! Discard remaining basting sauce, cut each chicken half in half, and serve with reserved sauce.

Before You Start Cooking!

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 270
  • Calories from Fat 40
  • Total Fat 4.5g 7 %
  • Saturated Fat 1.2g 6 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 12g 24 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 23mg 8 %
  • Sodium 2,859mg 119 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 48g 16 %
  • Dietary Fiber 1.4g 6 %
  • Sugars 41g 0 %

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I am thinking about using this recipe but modifying it by marinating the chicken and grilling it.

Could you use skinless or boneless/skinless chicken pieces for this recipe? If so, would I need to alter the recipe in any way? Thank you.

Hi there! You wouldn't get the same results, because boneless, skinless chicken cooks so much faster, it won't have the time to caramelize or brown with the flavors. Thanks for reaching out to us with this question!

Could you make this with skinless or even boneless/skinless chicken pieces as well? If so, would I need to change the recipe in any way? Thank you.


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