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Huli Huli Chicken

Huli Huli Chicken - Grilled or Baked Hawaiian  Chicken Drumsticks  marinated in a sweet pineapple, ginger, garlic sauce. Sweet, Sticky and Sweet.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, quick and easy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 -5
Calories 150kcal
Author Imma


  • 3 1/2- 4 pounds chicken drumsticks
  • 1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • ½ Tablsespoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1- teaspoon cumin spice
  • 1- teaspoon Sriracha adjust to taste
  • 1/2 -1 Lemon juice
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • Green onions sliced for garnish


  • Season Chicken legs with pepper according to preference. Set aside
  • In a medium bowl, mix the pineapple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, sriracha, ketchup, ginger, cumin, lemon juice and garlic.
  • Pour marinade into a large bowl or a zip loc bag and add chicken. Thoroughly mix so chicken is covered with marinade.
  • Cover with saran wrap or if using Ziploc seal and place in the fridge to marinade. For at least 3 hours or overnight for best flavor.
  • When ready to cook- remove chicken from the fridge, and careful drain. Set marinade aside.
  • In a small saucepan simmer the remaining Huli Huli marinade- for about 5 minutes. Adjust taste with chicken broth, pepper and/or ketcup. If you want a thicker sauce then add more ketchup.


  • Oil bbq grill then add chicken. Grill for about 10-15 minutes each side. You may baste with cooked marinade towards the last 5 minutes of grilling.


  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Line a baking pan with foil; top with a wire rack. Arrange chicken legs out in a single layer. While the chicken legs are baking oil will slowly drip to the bottom of the baking pan.
  • Bake chicken legs until cooked through and skin is crispy, about 45-50 minutes-rotate chicken half way through-roughly 20 minutes.Drench in sauce or serve sauce on the side with grilled pineapple and rice.


Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 103g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 524mg | Sodium: 1895mg | Potassium: 1479mg | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 340IU | Vitamin C: 9.2mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 4.7mg