Huli Huli chicken is a delicious, sweet and savory marinated chicken that is perfect for your next barbecue.

Huli Huli Chicken

Make it in the Instant Pot for a fast dinner or on the stovetop if you want. Huli Huli Chicken can also be baked in the Oven or even cooked on the Grill.

Anyway you decide to cook Huli Huli Chicken, it’s quick, easy, juicy and delicious, by not serve Pistachio Salad along side. It’s an easy fun salad recipe.

No more dry or unflavored chicken. This Huli Huli chicken will become a family favorite in no time.

Huli Huli Chicken

Just give it a shot and you’ll see for yourself. You’ll never go back to boring chicken again. 

You are going to love Huli Huli chicken. It’s an easy to make chicken marinade that is going to replace everything you already know.

With simple and common pantry ingredients you’ll never want to opt for barbecue sauce again.

Huli Huli Chicken

Add a side of coleslaw or a side of my Hawaiian Mac Salad and you’re good to go!

This Hawaiian Chicken goes great with a wide range of side dishes!

Huli Huli Chicken

What’s In Huli Huli Chicken?

  • 1 lb Chicken Breasts
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup Ketchup
  • 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/3 Cup Chicken Broth or Sherry
  • 1/3 Cup Pineapple Juice
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • Pineapple Rings *Optional garnish
Huli Huli Chicken

How to Make Huli Huli Chicken

  • In a bowl combine the Brown Sugar, Ketchup, Soy Sauce, Sherry (or chicken broth), Pineapple Juice, ginger, and garlic. Stir the ingredients to combine.
  • Slice the chicken breasts in half turning them into thin cutlets.
  • Pour half of the marinade over the raw chicken breasts and then reserve the remaining sauce.
  • Marinate the chicken for 1-8 hours.
Huli Huli Chicken on the Stovetop

Huli Huli Chicken Stovetop Cooking Directions:

  • Heat a Frying Pan over medium high heat.
  • Add 2 tbs of olive oil to the warm pan.
  • Place the chicken breasts in pan and then cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Flip the chicken and then cook on the other side until chicken has reached 165 degrees internal temperature.
  • Baste the chicken with the additional marinade that you reserved.
  • Serve hot.
Instant Pot Huli Huli Chicken

Huli Huli Chicken Instant Pot Directions:

  • Add 1 cup of water to your Instant Pot.
  • Place the chicken cutlets on the trivet.
  • Close the lid and the pressure valve.
  • Set the Pressure cooker to Manual/Pressure Cook for 12 minutes with a 10 minute natural release.
  • Open the lid and then remove the chicken. Baste it with the additional marinade.
Oven Baked Huli Huli Chicken

Huli Huli Chicken Oven Baked Directions:

  • Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees
  • On a cookie sheet, place marinated chicken breasts side by side
  • Bake for 20-23 minutes
  • Turn chicken over and baste half way through
  • Bake until chicken reached 165 degrees internal temperature at it’s thickest point
  • Remove from oven and baste with marinate
  • (optional) Place Chicken Breast under broiler to caramelize basting ~ it’s delish
Huli Huli Chicken

What does Huli Huli Chicken mean?

In Hawaiian, the word “Huli” means to turn, flip, rotate, reverse, etc.

Huli Huli chicken gets its name from the traditional cooking method used for the chicken.

Usually, this dish is cooked Rotisserie style or on the grill. In those methods, it has to be turned over a few times to lock in the juices.

What is Hawaiian BBQ Chicken?

Hawaiian BBQ chicken can mean anything. Most of the time you’ll find it to mean a grilled or rotisserie style chicken with a sweet and tangy sauce.

Hawaiian BBQ chicken is delicious!

How long should I marinate Huli Huli chicken?

If you’re in a hurry and cannot wait the full recommended time to marinate the chicken then do 3 hours.

At bare minimum of 3 hours should help to flavor the chicken.

That said, 8 hours or even overnight is always better. It gives a better flavor and makes the chicken nice and juicy.

Huli Huli Chicken

How to Store Huli Huli chicken

Uncooked or cooked the chicken should be stored the same way.

In an airtight or sealed container in the fridge. Chicken should always be kept in the fridge for food safety reasons.

Can I Marinate and freeze raw chicken to use later? 

Absolutely. You can marinate and then freeze your raw chicken for a future meal.

Simply thaw and cook like normal when you’re ready. This also helps to get a better flavor out of the chicken without much effort.

How to make Huli Huli Chicken

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Huli Huli Chicken

Huli Huli chicken is a delicious, sweet and savory marinated chicken that is perfect for your next barbecue. Make it in the Instant Pot for a fast dinner or on the stovetop if you want. Huli Huli Chicken can also be baked in the Oven or even cooked on the Grill.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Huli Chicken, Huli Huli Chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 278kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Chicken Breasts
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/3 cup Chicken Broth or Sherry
  • 1/3 cup Pineapple Juice
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 tsp Garlic

Instructions

  • In a bowl combine Brown Sugar, Ketchup, Soy Sauce, Sherry, Pineapple Juice, ginger and garlic. Stir to combine.
  • Slice Chicken breasts in half making thin cutlets.
  • Pour half of marinade over raw chicken breasts and reserve the remaining sauce.
  • Marinate for 1-8 hours.

Cooking Directions

  • Heat Frying Pan over medium high heat.
  • Add 2 tbs olive oil.
  • Place chicken breasts in pan and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Flip and cook other side until chicken reached 165 degrees internal temperature.
  • Baste with additional marinade.
  • Serve hot.

Instant Pot Directions

  • Add 1 cup water to instant pot.
  • Place chicken cutlets on trivet.
  • Close lid and pressure valve.
  • Set Pressure cooker to Manual/Pressure Cook for 10 minutes with a 10 minute natural release.
  • Open lid and remove chicken, baste with additional marinade.

Oven Baked Directions

  • Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees
  • On a cookie sheet, place marinated chicken breasts side by side
  • Bake for 20-23 minutes
  • Turn chicken over and baste half way through
  • Bake until chicken reached 165 degrees internal temperature at it's thickest point
  • Remove from oven and baste with marinate
  • (optional) Place Chicken Breast under broiler to caramelize basting ~ it's delish

Notes

Garnish with Pineapple Rings
Serve with Rice

Nutrition

Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 1131mg | Potassium: 575mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 137IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg
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