Rating: 4.17 stars
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

If you like marinated teriyaki barbecue, you'll love this. Chicken thighs are marinated in a mixture of garlic, ginger, soy sauce and brown sugar. Goes well with macaroni or potato salad.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
15
Yield:
15 servings
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place chicken in a container large enough to hold it all. In a separate medium bowl, combine the garlic, ginger, soy sauce and brown sugar. Mix well and pour over the chicken. Seal container and let marinate in the refrigerator overnight.

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium to low heat and lightly oil grate.

  • Grill chicken over medium to low heat for 1 hour, turning halfway through cooking time. Chicken is done when it's juices run clear.

Nutrition Facts

752 calories; protein 58.8g; carbohydrates 22.8g; fat 46.2g; cholesterol 254.2mg; sodium 6006.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2006
This is actually a great recipe. I live in Hawaii also and this is very similar to huli huli chicken. Six cups is about right in order to cover 10 pounds of chicken. This is a great dish. I have made this tons of times for the family and they love it. I grill it with thin slices of ginger over the top of the chicken. Also a quick note! If you combine these ingredients in a crock pot and throw the same amount of chicken in you will end up with wonderful tender peices of chicken to serve over rice. We call that shoyu chicken! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2004
I'm from Hawaii and this recipe will not work! There way too much soy sauce the chicken will be too salty to eat. Don't waste your time or money making this chicken recipe. Read More
(28)
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2004
I'm from Hawaii and this recipe will not work! There way too much soy sauce the chicken will be too salty to eat. Don't waste your time or money making this chicken recipe. Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2006
This is actually a great recipe. I live in Hawaii also and this is very similar to huli huli chicken. Six cups is about right in order to cover 10 pounds of chicken. This is a great dish. I have made this tons of times for the family and they love it. I grill it with thin slices of ginger over the top of the chicken. Also a quick note! If you combine these ingredients in a crock pot and throw the same amount of chicken in you will end up with wonderful tender peices of chicken to serve over rice. We call that shoyu chicken! Read More
(23)
Rating: 4 stars
04/28/2004
I reduced all the amounts signifantly. Who has ever heard of this much soy sauce going in a recipe? I dropped my soy sauce down to a mere three tablespoons and only did four thighs. Read More
(13)
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2006
This sauce is actually very similar to Huli Huli sauce manufactured in Hawaii. Marinating it for a full 24 hours it had just the right blend of salty sweet spicy. The second time we made it (and we used 1/3 as much chicken and adjusted the other ingredients accordingly) we added a couple Tablespoons of Sweet Chili Sauce and it was more ono than ever! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2009
Family loved it. Didn't have time to marinate overnight so poked lots of holes with a fork and made marinade extra thick by using only 1 cup water and added 1/2 cup corn syrup. Blackened the thighs on the grill. Flipped several times basting each time. Finished them off in the oven at 400F about 15-20 minutes. Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
03/24/2008
Try low sodium soy sauce (preferably Kikkoman) and the finished dish will not be so salty Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2012
this recipe is AMAZING something my entire family loves. It's the perfect mix of salty/tangy! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2015
I used Low Sodium Soy Sauce - about 4 cups - upped the garlic to 4 cloves. This is very tasty. Please use the chicken thighs even if you really like white meat chicken this recipe will surprise you. The boneless skinless thighs cook really fast so be careful to not over cook them. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2021
Great recipe starter. I always look up a couple recipes if the same thing and add some stuff. The standard for this recipe feeds 16 PEOPLE!!!! So first make sure to adjust that. Also the sauce did come out a little watery. I thickened it up with some honey and did add a little cornstarch always fixes that. I didn’t have pineapple (canned crushed) otherwise I’d have added that as well. I made quite a few adjustments but used this as my base. Read More