Grilled Huli Huli Chicken Recipe

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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. This sweet and savory glaze is fantastic on pork chops, too. —Sharon Boling, San Diego, California
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.

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)

Directions

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.
Drain and discard marinade from chicken. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack.
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.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • For grilling, we love the moistness of chicken thighs, and they're economical, too. But use any cut of chicken you like.
  • This sweet and savory glaze is also fantastic on pork chops.
  • Transport yourself to Hawaii without firing up the grill! Pat chicken dry with paper towels; sear in a touch of oil in a skillet or grill pan. Transfer to a 375-degree oven for basting and baking.
  • Originally published as Grilled Huli Huli Chicken in Taste of Home June/July 2012, p20

    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 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)
    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.

    Test Kitchen Tips
  • For grilling, we love the moistness of chicken thighs, and they're economical, too. But use any cut of chicken you like.
  • This sweet and savory glaze is also fantastic on pork chops.
  • Transport yourself to Hawaii without firing up the grill! Pat chicken dry with paper towels; sear in a touch of oil in a skillet or grill pan. Transfer to a 375-degree oven for basting and baking.
  • Originally published as Grilled Huli Huli Chicken in Taste of Home June/July 2012, p20

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    krucook User ID: 517980 281903
    Reviewed Jan. 11, 2018

    "Delicious. Thanks for sharing a flavorful recipe. Enjoyed by all."

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    Jerry User ID: 9387032 280460
    Reviewed Jan. 3, 2018

    "I have made this several times and the only I did different was to add a little corn starch to the reserved sauce heating it to thicken it up and because I'm cooking for larger group of people I double the recipe. I have had equal success on the BBQ and the oven. The guys all crave this chicken!"

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    Jalapeno_Pepper User ID: 8901461 278377
    Reviewed Nov. 26, 2017

    "I didn't use the broth plus I used chili sauce instead of soy sauce and it tasted great!"

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    Realtytrainer User ID: 2723253 276765
    Reviewed Oct. 25, 2017

    "Excellent. This will become a new go to recipe!"

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    Linda User ID: 3375045 274463
    Reviewed Sep. 25, 2017

    "Can't beat this recipe!!!!!!!"

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    chocoloco User ID: 1876593 273014
    Reviewed Sep. 13, 2017

    "The grown ups loved the flavor of this marinade! I cubed the chicken and made kabobs. The kids complained A LOT with this one... yikes. It was good enough to make again for adults!!!!!"

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    lindawalsh120 User ID: 8693461 269797
    Reviewed Jul. 22, 2017

    "This recipe is outstanding!"

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    Robby1 User ID: 1478802 269605
    Reviewed Jul. 17, 2017

    "Wow!! Did my guests ever enjoy this tasty grilled chicken! It didn't take long to disappear and everyone wanted the recipe!"

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    [email protected] User ID: 533788 268754
    Reviewed Jul. 1, 2017

    "Used for bone-in breasts. Wonderful flavor penetrates the chicken!"

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    rllewis7 User ID: 7124309 267502
    Reviewed May. 30, 2017

    "This chicken has great flavor! It's the perfect summer recipe!"

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