Hawaiian Chicken Grilled Recipe

This is where the original Hawaiian Grilled Chicken recipe, which is similar to Huli-Huli Chicken but has a completely different flavor, came from. You must serve the chicken with coconut rice and grilled pineapple.

Back in college, one of our friends, Jeff, became well-known for his Hawaiian-style grilled chicken, which he created using some advice from a Hawaiian friend.

I first tried this chicken at a large Kirkland (Costco’s brand) BBQ Jeff hosted one weekend, and I immediately fell in love.

The grilling season is upon us, and this is undoubtedly one of my favorite chicken dishes to serve a large group.

I like to marinate this overnight if I have the time so the flavors really get absorbed. Jeff’s recipe is for a ton of chicken so here is my downsized version. Don’t forget to make the coconut rice.

HULI HULI CHICKEN | Hawaii’s Famous Grilled Chicken

Grilled Pineapple Chicken 🔗

Looking for a sweet and savory grilled chicken recipe? This Pineapple-Glazed Grilled Chicken Recipe from Delish.com is easy.

Prep: 10min

Total: 2h25min


  • 1 c. unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 3/4 c. ketchup
  • 1/2 c. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. freshly minced ginger
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp. vegetable oil, plus more for grill
  • 1 pineapple, sliced into rings & halved
  • Thinly sliced green onions, for garnish


  1. Garnish chicken and pineapple with green onions before serving.


How do you make Hawaiian Aldi chicken?

Best of all, the flavorful sauce caramelizes into a sticky glaze as the chicken is grilled. It is tangy from the pineapple juice and ketchup, sweet from the brown sugar and Asian sweet chili sauce, spicy from the Asian chili sauce, grounded by the soy sauce, and punched up with flavor from the rainbow of spices.

What should I serve with Hawaiian chicken?

There are 7 BEST side dishes to serve with Hawaiian chicken: Hawaiian fried rice, Hawaiian baked beans, cauliflower fried rice, stuffed sweet potatoes, creamy spaghetti squash, soft Hawaiian asparagus, and garlic parmesan scalloped potatoes.

What does Huli Huli mean in Hawaiian?

Huli Huli chicken is a well-known Hawaiian dish that is traditionally marinated before being grilled over a fire on a rotisserie or spit (the word huli in Hawaiian means to turn).

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