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Hawaiian-Style Huli Huli Chicken

Hawaiian-Style Huli Huli Chicken

This is huli huli chicken, a well known Hawaiian dish. If I had to explain it simply, then I would say it's like pineapple-flavoured Hawaiian barbecue chicken.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Chicken thigh meat (or any other cut)
400-500 g
Huli Huli Sauce
Ketchup
2 tablespoons
Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
Brown sugar
1 tablespoon
Water
60 ml
Granulated chicken buillon
1/4 teaspoon
Cooking sake (or white wine)
1 tablespoon
Pineapple juice
170 ml
Garlic (grated)
1/2 clove
Ginger (grated)
1/2 a knob
Japanese Worcestershire-style sauce
1 drop
Vegetable oil
as needed
Whatever you'd like to serve it with

Steps

1. Add the pineapple juice to a saucepan and place over strong heat. Once it starts to boil, simmer the pineapple juice down until it's almost gone for 7-8 minutes. Turn off the heat.
2. Add the other ingredients to the saucepan and mix well. Then, add the pan to a medium heat and simmer the mixture down for about 5 minutes until it starts to thicken.
3. Cut away any excess fat from the chicken. Then heat a frying pan over low heat and add in the vegetable oil. Cook the chicken on both sides until browned.
4. Take the chicken off the heat and cut into bite-sized pieces, or you can leave it as it is.
5. In the same frying pan, pour in the sauce from Step 2 and re-heat over medium heat. Once the sauce starts simmering, put the chicken back into the frying pan and quickly cover with the sauce and mix.
6. Serve the chicken up on a plate with whatever sides you want and it's done.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is one of my favorite Hawaiian dishes. I wanted to come up with a way to enjoy it at home anytime the craving strikes.