Huli Huli Chicken

Huli Huli ChickenIf you're tired of barbecue chicken and want to try something a little different this weekend, give this classic Hawaiian delicacy a try. Huli Huli chicken is first marinaded and then smoked using Mesquite wood chips. Then it is served in a sweet and spicy glaze delivering lots of flavor.

Recommended Equipment:
barbecue grill (Weber)

chicken & marinade
1 pound of chicken
2 cups water
2 cups soy sauce
1 tablespoon canola oil
6 garlic cloves, diced
1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated

3 6oz. cans of pineapple juice
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup rice vinegar
4 garlic cloves, diced
2 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
2 tspn Asian chili garlic sauce

2 cups Mesquite wood chips (soaked in water for 10 minutes)

Prep. the Chicken
  1. Combine soy sauce and water in a large bowl.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and ginger and cook for about 1 minute.
  3. Add the garlic and ginger mixture to the soy sauce and water.
  4. Add the pieces of chicken to the mixture. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.
Make the Sauce
  1. Add pineapple juice, soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, ketchup, ginger, garlic, and Asian chili garlic sauce to a large skillet.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat then reduce heat to low to simmer until mixture is thick. This will take about 25 minutes.
Prep. the Grill
  1. Wrap the soaked Mesquite chips in tin foil and then poke holes in the top of the packet using a fork.
  2. Light the coals and wait until they begin to turn gray on the edges.
  3. Put the wood chip packet in the middle of the coals and put the cooking grate on top of the coals and the packet. Then cover the grill with the lid vent open half way. (The bottom vent should be completely open).
  4. Let grill reach the correct temperature. This will take a bout 5 minutes.
Grill the Chicken
  1. Remove the chicken from the marinade and pat try with paper towels.
  2. Arrange the pieces of chicken around the perimeter of the grill. Chicken on the grill
  3. Put lid back on the grill and grill chicken for 20 minutes.
  4. Flip chicken and grill for another 20 to 25 minutes.
  5. Remove chicken from the grill and place on a large platter.
  6. Generously glaze the chicken with the sauce that you prepared earlier.
Chicken before sauce is added

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