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, San Diego, 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


  • 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: 391 calories, 16g fat (5g saturated fat), 151mg cholesterol, 651mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 43g protein.


  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

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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annaf27 User ID: 5217952 260953
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2017

"Excellent BBQ recipe! This has become a family favorite."

familyfothree User ID: 6580606 259782
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2017

"I used bone-in chicken thighs and less brown sugar than the recipe called for. Our family enjoyed it very much."

angelasandoval User ID: 2401339 258705
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2016

"Used boneless skinless chicken breasts and it was still really good!"

Bonnie User ID: 1903989 256869
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2016

"My family loved this recipe, and I made it for my mission team while on a trip, and they loved it! Every time I make it, people ask for the recipe -- it's a winner!"

oreo95 User ID: 2985724 252595
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2016

"So easy and so good! I made the recipe exact, just cut it in half. After eating it though wish I hadn't, would have enjoyed leftovers. The chicken was so flavorful and moist, marinated overnight. Thanks for sharing recipe!"

lauramarielawson User ID: 5246360 252041
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2016

"So good!"

mport001 User ID: 4326837 249885
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2016

"I have made this several times and it is consistently delicious! I omit the sherry/chicken broth."

mglahti User ID: 5556768 249331
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2016

"This was delicious and easy to fix. Will definitely do this again."

wasoongu User ID: 1077273 249322
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2016

"A family favorite! Marinade for a full 24 hours for an all-out knock-your-socks-off taste."

auntmarianb User ID: 1106849 248874
Reviewed May. 31, 2016

"Made this recipe for a Memorial Day BBQ & it got rave my go to grilled chicken recipe"

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