Yield: 8 servings

Grilled Huli Huli Chicken

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes

Learn how to make perfect Huli Huli Chicken on the grill. Marinated in a tangy sweet sauce with garlic and ginger, this easy chicken recipe is a perfect main dish for your next grill night!


  • 8 chicken thighs and legs, bone in
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1 ½ Tablespoon ginger, grated
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil


  1. Place the chicken in a large zip lock bag.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and stir well. Reserve ½ cup in a separate bowl for basting the meat.
  3. Pour the remaining marinade over the chicken and shake to coat. Seal the bag, then place in the refrigerator to marinate for at least one hour or overnight.
  4. Turn the grill on medium heat. Allow to preheat for 5 minutes.
  5. Place the chicken on the grill and cover. Allow the meat to get some nice grill marks, then turn them over.  
  6. Cook for 25 to 35 minutes, turning every 5 minutes. Baste the chicken with the sauce each time you turn.
  7. Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness. Test the thickest part of the meat. Chicken is cooked when it reaches 165°F. Serve immediately.


  • It’s best to start with a clean grill. You can use a scrubber, but avoid any metal scrubbers. These can leave small shards, which, if ingested, can be very harmful.
  • To grease your grill, soak a paper towel in vegetable oil and rub over the grill before it is hot. If the grill is hot, turn it off, so you don’t catch the paper towels on fire. Use tongs and rub the soaked paper towels over the grill.
  • Reserve ½ cup of the marinade for basting the chicken as it grills.
  • The chicken should have an internal temperature of 165°F. Use a meat thermometer to check the temperature.
  • Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.  You can freeze cooked, cooled meat for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 391Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 166mgSodium: 825mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 0gSugar: 15gProtein: 31g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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