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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
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