Huli huli means to turn over and over in Hawaiian, so no matter what method you choose to make this recipe, the key is to Huli Huli :) This chicken dish is tender and so DELICIOUS, and is a FAVORITE in my household. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Try it on pork or ribs, it's great also!!! Cooking time does not include marinating time.
- 2 (2 -3 lb) fryer chickens
- 3⁄4 cup soy sauce, reduced sodium works fine
- 1⁄2 cup lime juice
- 1⁄2 cup honey
- 1⁄3 cup brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 tablespoons ketchup
- 2 tablespoons fresh gingerroot, minced
- 1 teaspoon sambal oelek or 1 teaspoon asian chili paste
- fresh ground black pepper, to taste
- salt, to taste
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil (optional)
- Split each chicken down the backbone, but leave attached at breast. Remove neck bone.
- Rinse off chickens, and pat dry with paper towels. Set into a lg. plastic container.
- To make marinade, mix together soy sauce, lime juice, honey, brown sugar, oil, garlic, ketchup, gingerroot, sambal oelek or Asian chile paste, salt and pepper, and sesame oil if using.
- Pour marinade over chicken, then cover, and store in refrigerator.
- Marinate split chickens for 20 minutes to 4 hours. (If you are short on time it is not absolutely necessary to marinate chicken).
- During the marinating time, turn chickens often, to coat all areas of the chickens well.
- Secure chickens on rotisserie and roast 60-80 minutes, basting often with the marinade while cooking.
- If you don't have a rotisserie, grill the chicken on a barbecue rack over med. coals, turning often for about 45 minutes Baste frequently with the marinade, flipping chicken often while cooking.
- If you'd prefer, you can roast the chicken at 325, for 1 1/2 hrs., basting chicken often with the marinade, and flipping the chicken often while cooking.
- Do not save the marinade, or serve over chicken!
I had a luau party, so I made 12 pounds of instead of 2-3 lbs. This was fantastic, too. The lime flavor, was great, along with the taste, of the honey, and brown sugar. If you go down Linda's recipe page, you will see a hawaiian bbq sauce. COMBINE THESE TOGETHER !~!! Wow, I was looking forward to having leftovers, today, but several of my guests asked to take some home, to their kids, for themselves, etc. If you ever make this, make a double batch It will be worth it. Thanks aagain Linda. Weekend cooker.
It was great grilled. Thank you so much.