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Grilled Huli Huli Chicken Recipe
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Grilled Huli Huli Chicken Recipe

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I got this grilled chicken recipe from a friend while living in Hawaii. It sizzles with the flavors of brown sugar, ginger and soy sauce. Huli means "turn" in Hawaiian. —Sharon Boling, Coronado, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 3/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup sherry or chicken broth
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 24 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 5 pounds)

Nutritional Facts

2 chicken thighs equals 391 calories, 16 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 151 mg cholesterol, 651 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 43 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix the first six ingredients. Reserve 1-1/3 cups for basting; cover and refrigerate. Divide remaining marinade between two large resealable plastic bags. Add 12 chicken thighs to each; seal bags and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain and discard marinade from chicken. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack.
  3. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until no longer pink; baste occasionally with reserved marinade during the last 5 minutes. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Grilled Huli Huli Chicken in Taste of Home June/July 2012, p20

Nutritional Facts

2 chicken thighs equals 391 calories, 16 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 151 mg cholesterol, 651 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 43 g protein.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Jul. 22, 2014

Kids and husband LOVED it..!!

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Reviewed Jun. 30, 2014

I made this recipe last weekend. My whole family loved the flavor. This is a keeper and i will be making it again. Thank you for the recipe.

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Reviewed Jun. 19, 2014

Tried this last summer and it was a big hit with everyone. Just delicious and so tender! I then lost the recipe and have been looking everywhere. I was searching for it by the wrong name. Finally our favorite chicken marinade recipe is now in a very safe place. Will be fixing it this weekend.

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Reviewed May. 26, 2014

Husband says its better than bbq!

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Reviewed Apr. 20, 2014

Delicious! I used boneless skinless chicken breasts and added 1 tsp. sriracha and 1/2 tsp. liquid smoke to the marinade. Served with macaroni salad and King Hawaiian rolls. Very moist and flavorful. Adding it to my regular rotation.

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