'Huli Huli Chicken' (turn, turn) was invented by Ernest Morgado when he cooked teriyaki chicken for a group of farmers in 1955. This has been a Hawaiian staple with sticky rice ever since. This is my family's version of Huli Huli Chicken. Use aji mirin (sweet rice wine) in place of sherry if desired.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Rinse chicken pieces and pat dry with paper towels. Combine pineapple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, ketchup, sherry, ginger, garlic, green onions, and dry mustard in a large resealable plastic bag, stirring the marinade until brown sugar has dissolved. Place chicken pieces into the bag, squeeze out air, seal bag, and lomi (massage) bag to coat chicken with marinade. Refrigerate at least 4 hours to overnight.

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  • Move an oven rack 6 inches from heat source and preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  • Remove chicken from marinade and arrange chicken, skin sides up, on a broiler pan.

  • Bake chicken in preheated oven until browned on both sides and the juices run clear, turning every 10 minutes, 30 to 45 minutes. Baste with remaining marinade after each turning. An instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest piece of chicken, not touching bone, should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

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Nutrition Facts

527 calories; 25.8 g total fat; 146 mg cholesterol; 1204 mg sodium. 23.6 g carbohydrates; 47.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2013
This recipe was recommend by the Recipe Group on the Buzz - I am sooo glad I made it. I made the full amount of sauce (used the suggested Mirin instead of sherry) - but only 2 thighs and 3 small boneless skinless breasts. I used about a 1/3 of the marinade for the chicken - the rest I heated on the stovetop and reduced a bit - used some of that to paint the chicken with while cooking. I did do these on the grill instead of the broiler of the oven. Served with coleslaw rice and steamed broccoli. The extra sauce was perfect drizzled over the rice and broccoli. Hubby said - "10 stars - next time double the garlic and I would give it 20 stars!" He dislikes broccoli but even ate the steamed broccoli with this sauce. Keeper! Thanks so much for a great recipe Mama Smith! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/02/2014
I'm rating only 3 stars based on the instructions. I liked the marinade but I would never use marinade that raw chicken sat in to baste anything. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 4
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2013
This recipe was recommend by the Recipe Group on the Buzz - I am sooo glad I made it. I made the full amount of sauce (used the suggested Mirin instead of sherry) - but only 2 thighs and 3 small boneless skinless breasts. I used about a 1/3 of the marinade for the chicken - the rest I heated on the stovetop and reduced a bit - used some of that to paint the chicken with while cooking. I did do these on the grill instead of the broiler of the oven. Served with coleslaw rice and steamed broccoli. The extra sauce was perfect drizzled over the rice and broccoli. Hubby said - "10 stars - next time double the garlic and I would give it 20 stars!" He dislikes broccoli but even ate the steamed broccoli with this sauce. Keeper! Thanks so much for a great recipe Mama Smith! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2013
This recipe was recommend by the Recipe Group on the Buzz - I am sooo glad I made it. I made the full amount of sauce (used the suggested Mirin instead of sherry) - but only 2 thighs and 3 small boneless skinless breasts. I used about a 1/3 of the marinade for the chicken - the rest I heated on the stovetop and reduced a bit - used some of that to paint the chicken with while cooking. I did do these on the grill instead of the broiler of the oven. Served with coleslaw rice and steamed broccoli. The extra sauce was perfect drizzled over the rice and broccoli. Hubby said - "10 stars - next time double the garlic and I would give it 20 stars!" He dislikes broccoli but even ate the steamed broccoli with this sauce. Keeper! Thanks so much for a great recipe Mama Smith! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/10/2013
Made this with Recipe Group 4-10-13. We liked it a lot. Using 2 bone-in breasts marinated for two overnights made for super juicy chicken. Only used 1/3 of the marinade in the plastic bag reserving the rest. I baked the breasts uncovered in a 375 degree oven for 35 minutes then grilled it to crisp up the skin. I strained the baking pan drippings into a saucepan and made a rue for thickening up the reserved marinade. Served it up with rice pilaf and corn. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/10/2013
Made for Recipe Group. I used boneless skinless breasts for this and some white wine (I buy the little bottles). Researching Huli Huli a little it is supposed to be grilled not baked. However I will say that high temp oven cooking (if there had been skin on these)would have crisped the skin as the outside of the breasts did become a little hardened. Not bad hard just not soft like a normal baked chicken. The marinade basting didn't seem to have any effect until I thickened it with some cornstarch then basted. That did the trick stayed on nicely and gave a nice finish on them. While I found the soy a little overpowering for me the guys enjoyed them immensely and the sauce I held out and thickened for gravy went over fine on the mashed potatoes I made to go with it. I would like to try this again on the grill when it gets to come out from the winter. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2013
This is really tasty! I was only cooking for 2 so I cut the recipe back. I used boneless skinless chicken breasts so I changed the cooking method because I was afraid they would dry out. I marinated for 8 hours and then dumped the marinade and chicken into a skillet heated on medium high. I cooked 5 minutes on each side until chicken was done. Next time I will not cut the marinade back because it makes a great "gravy" for the white rice served on the side. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/01/2014
I'm rating only 3 stars based on the instructions. I liked the marinade but I would never use marinade that raw chicken sat in to baste anything. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2013
AMAZING. I grilled both chicken bone-in and boneless thighs - so tender and sweet. I saved some marinade to baste while grilling. A great summer recipe! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2013
This was a Recipe Group s selection for April 6 2013. I used chicken thighs and marinated it all day but wish I had marinated overnight as it added fabulous flavor. I didn t have any green onions so I substituted with a shallot. I baked the thighs with the sauce in the oven for thirty minutes before putting it on the grill. I then continued to cook down the sauce strained it and drizzled it over the rice. This was delicious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2013
For Recipe Group 4/8/13 - This chicken was very very tasty. I usually only do the least amount of marinade time possible but I'm glad I went with doing it overnight. Totally worth the wait. I made some minor changes but nothing too out there. First of all I adjusted the recipe for 6 servings but only used 6 chicken breasts. I didn't have sherry so I used extra pineapple juice instead. When it came to cook time I preheated the oven at 425 F but instead of putting it in the broiler right away I put it in the oven. Let it cook 10 minutes flipped it basted it with the marinade and let it cook another 10 minutes. During that 10 minutes I thicken the rest of the marinade with 1 tbsp of cornstarch on the stove-top. Then I flipped the chicken basted it with the thickened sauce moved the pan to the broiler and cooked for another 10 minutes. Finally I flipped it again basted it and broiled for another 5 minutes to get nice char on top. Once out I basted it a final time and let it rest for about 5 minutes and then sliced. My family absolutely loved it. Usually they hate when I make back to back chicken recipes but there wasn't one grumble or complaint. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2013
I love this recipe and so do my guests! I prefer to prepare on the grill verses cooking in the oven especially in the summer. When grilling I continue to baste and turn the chicken almost every 4 minutes so the meat stays really moist. This recipe is quick and easy to prepare and is always a big hit. The fresh ginger and garlic really add to the flavor. As an alternative recipe I've also sliced the chicken after preparation and put into toasted tortilla shells with melted sharp cheddar fresh cilantro avocado and pico de gallo. This is a great way to serve as a finger food and works perfect for tailgating parties! Read More
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