Grilled Huli Huli Chicken with grilled pineapples sprinkled with sliced green onion in a serving plate

Huli Huli Chicken

Our versatile and easy Huli Huli Chicken recipe is a delicious combination of Hawaiian inspired flavors of perfectly sweet, savory, and spicy marinade that will delight your taste buds and your dinner guests!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword How Do I Make Huli Huli Chicken, How To Make Huli Huli Chicken, Huli Huli Chicken, Huli Huli Chicken Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinade Time 1 day
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 1131kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 1 Cup Dark Brown Sugar Firmly Packed
  • 1 Cup Ketchup
  • 3/4 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 1 Cup Pineapple Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Sherry
  • 3 Teaspoons Fresh Ginger Peeled and Grated
  • 4 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 4 Pounds Boneless Chicken Breasts or Boneless Chicken Thighs


  • Grilled Pineapple Slices
  • Sliced Green Onions


  • In a medium mixing bowl, add dark brown sugar, ketchup,  pineapple juice,  fresh ginger, and garlic. Whisk in soy sauce, pineapple juice, and sherry until well combined and brown sugar is dissolved.
  • Remove and reserve 1 cup of the marinade. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to grill the chicken. This will be your basting sauce.
  • Place chicken in a 1-gallon resealable plastic bag. Pour marinade into bag. Remove excess air, seal bag, place on a rimmed baking sheet and refrigerate for 24 hours,
  • Heat grill to medium.
  • Remove chicken from marinade and discard marinade in plastic bags.
  • Grill chicken on oiled grates: 
    For Chicken Boneless Thighs: Grill about 5-8 minutes per side, basting each side before flipping with reserved marinade, or until an instant-read thermometer reads 165 degrees.
    For Chicken Boneless Breast: Grill about 4-6 minutes per side, basting each side before flipping with reserved marinade,  or until an instant-read thermometer reads 165 degrees.


Calories: 1131kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 100g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 290mg | Sodium: 3277mg | Potassium: 1451mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 73g | Vitamin A: 685IU | Vitamin C: 9.3mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 5.3mg