I cannot wait for summer when the grill gets pulled out (even though you can make this indoors) and have a relaxing Saturday BBQ with the family. This healthy grilled Huli Huli chicken recipe is always the first thing we make and for all the holidays!
The Hawaiian chicken makes a lasting impression. I can even remember the first time I’ve tried it and haven’t gone a summer without it since. Even our kids love this recipe.
We also love to pair the grilled chicken with our grilled caramelized brown sugar pineapple recipe. Other great side dishes for a BBQ and potluck are our creamy pasta salad recipe, slow cooker creamed corn, and our cheesy garlic green beans recipe. You can find many more here as well!
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Best chicken marinade ingredients:
- Pineapple juice
- Brown sugar
- Soy sauce
- Ground ginger
- Minced garlic
- Boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs
Did you know that you can make your own homemade ketchup? Sometimes I forget that you can make even those daily things, like ketchup! If you want to try and make your own, take a look at this seriously good homemade ketchup recipe from Inspired Taste.
Here are a few other things you will need for this healthy Huli Huli chicken recipe:
- Small mixing bowl
- Ziplock bag
- Grill or grill pan (if you don’t have a grill check out THIS pan)
- Grilling tongs (THESE are nice ones)
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Get ready, it’s time to make this delicious Hawaiian grilled Huli Huli chicken!
To begin making this make sure you have ample time to put it together as you will need to do the first two steps at least 8 hours before you need to cook the chicken on the grill giving it plenty of time to absorb all of the fantastic flavors of the marinade.
To make the marinade, take a small bowl and add in the pineapple juice, brown sugar, ketchup, soy sauce, ground ginger, and minced garlic. Mix it all together until everything is well combined.
Then, take a large ziplock bag and pour the marinade in it.
Next, add in the chicken and close the bag trying to get rid of most of the air from the bag. Move the chicken around in the bag to get everything covered in the marinade.
Now place the bag of chicken in the fridge and let it marinate for at least 8 hours or even overnight.
Once the time has passed, remove the chicken from the bag and discard the rest of the marinade.
Then using a preheated grill, grill the chicken over medium-high heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until the internal temperature of the chicken is over 165 degrees at the thickest part of the chicken.
Once the chicken is done, remove it from the grill and serve it immediately!
PRO TIP: If you aren’t up for grilling but don’t want to miss out on this awesome recipe, you can also bake this in the oven at 400 until fully cooked through, and the juices run clear. It will be around 25-30 minutes.
You need this Grilled Huli Huli recipe in your life this summer!
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We have a lot of great grilled chicken recipes and a fan favorite is our Grilled Lemon chicken! It has wonderful citrus flavors paired with the smokey flavors throughout the chicken from the grill. It is simply amazing.
Other grilled chicken recipes to try this summer!
- MAPLE MOUNTAIN DEW GRILLED CHICKEN
- HONEY LIME GRILLED CHICKEN MARINADE
- ROSEMARY RANCH GRILLED CHICKEN RECIPE
- MARINATED ROOT BEER GRILLED CHICKEN RECIPE
- PINEAPPLE TERIYAKI GRILLED CHICKEN
- CITRUS MARINATED CHICKEN
Grilled Huli Huli Chicken Recipe
- ½ cup pineapple juice
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ⅓ cup ketchup
- ⅓ cup low sodium soy sauce
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together pineapple juice, brown sugar, ketchup, soy sauce, ginger and garlic.
- Pour marinade into a large resealable plastic bag and add chicken.
- Seal bag and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours (or overnight).
- Remove bag from fridge, drain and discard marinade from chicken.
- Grill chicken over medium-high heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165 degrees F.
- If you aren’t up for grilling but don’t want to miss out on this awesome recipe, you can also bake this in the oven at 400 until fully cooked through, and the juices run clear. It will be around 25-30 minutes.
- Mixing Bowl
- Ziploc Bag
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