Tropical Island Chicken
Total TimePrep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 45 min.
- 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 broiler/fryer chickens (3 to 4 pounds each), quartered
- In a small bowl, combine first 10 ingredients. Set aside 1/3 cup for basting; cover and refrigerate. Pour remaining marinade into a large resealable plastic bag. Add chicken; seal and turn to coat. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
- Prepare grill for indirect heat, using a drip pan. Place chicken over drip pan; grill, covered, over indirect medium heat 45-60 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°-175°, turning and basting frequently with reserved marinade during the last 20 minutes.
Nutrition Facts1 serving: 296 calories, 21g fat (4g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 1199mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein.
Dec 10, 2018
Great flavor! I used Tastefully Simple Onion Onion Seasoning in place of the dried minced onion and marinated the chicken for almost 24 hours. Baked it at 350 for an hour, basting the last 20 minutes. It was terrific! Will make again. And again!
Jul 7, 2018
I didn't try this yet, but I wanted to ask if you can use a drip pan with a gas grill? I have never tried that and I don't know if I should.
May 25, 2018
We loved this!! I did substitute pineapple juice for the water and used brown sugar. We lived in Hawaii for about a year when my kids were younger and my middle son (now 45) loves pineapple in everything. This chicken was great. I'm making it for the second time tonight. I am going to try it with beef and pork too. Thanks for the recipe.
Dec 27, 2017
Simple marinade. Very teriyaki like. End result was moist and delicious chicken.
Aug 23, 2017
This has gone into my favourites file.
Jul 12, 2017
I returned from a vacation in Maui about two weeks ago and had one Maui gold pineapple left that was a little too ripe. I put the pineapple in the food processor and used this instead of water. I also decided on brown sugar and fresh minced ginger instead of powder and fresh chopped onion. I marinated my masterpiece overnight and it was fantastic! I used a combo of chicken thighs and wings (fresh not frozen). I served chicken rice a roni and broccoli for sides. My family really liked the chicken and I will be grilling this up again this summer.
Jul 10, 2017
to: slocook805I am completely in agreement with you. water is innocuous in flavor, meaning there is no flavor - water may be used as a stretcher. pineapple juice is always associated with sweet&sour or Hawaiian flavor or Luau deliciousness. tomorrow night I'm making this recipe sans water subbing with pineapple juice.hey slocook question: do you use regular sugar/brown sugar/demerara sugar/cane syrup/molasses? believe it or not I even have cane syrup made from "dates" as well as Treacle as well as Lyle's Golden Syrup both from the UK and really only 1 tablespoon of whatever sugar?
Jul 8, 2017
This identical, with the exception of swapping out the water for pine apple juice, to the teriyaki recipe I grew up with having been raised in Hawaii. For decades it has been my go to recipe for a marinade for chicken, beef and pork whether for BBQ, oven or slow cooker and if I ate fish I wouldn't hesitate to use it on that. Once people try this for the first time it will be a keeper.
Aug 23, 2015
Amazing! This is going into heavy rotation! Good enough for company. We loved it.
Jun 28, 2015
I have chronic problems remembering to get things out of the freezer, let alone marinate overnight. Having said that, I had a couple of those huge boneless chicken breasts that hadn't made it to the freezer yet. This is WONDERFUL! I think my new plan will have to be to remember (again with the remembering) to put these in the marinade as soon as I come home from the store. A mega keeper! Oh, and we didn't grill. I put them in the oven 400 degrees about 30 minutes.