Huli Huli Chicken

A delicious Hawaiian BBQ favorite

Huli Huli chicken means "turn-turn" and is a delicious Hawaiian barbecue.

It is seen throughout the Hawaiian Islands at luaus (both commercial and at home), parties, road side stands, local fund raisers and casual get togethers.

This is a popular staple. Easy to prepare and enjoy at home. Your friends and family will crave a visit to the islands after tasting this treat.

huli huli chicken


4-5 lbs chicken halves or quarters
1/3 cup ketchup
1/3 cup Shoyu or soy sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons white wine or chicken broth
1 finger ginger root, crushed
1 clove garlic, crushed


-Combine ketchup, soy sauce, brown sugar, wine, ginger root, and garlic. Stir well.

-Place chicken on grill.

-Baste and turn the chicken every 5 minutes, 30-40 minutes total, or until chicken is done.

Pair your chicken with some sticky rice and Hawaiian potato salad and you have a meal!

Huli Huli Sauce

You can use this delightful BBQ sauce on many other meats. It is wonderful on pork, beef and shrimp.

Be sure to make plenty, this meal will go fast. It is also great as leftovers or for a picnic.

photo credit Lisa BC

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