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Hawaiian Chicken

Posted: April 1

Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Yield: 9 servings

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These days, we could all use a little vacation. Transport yourself oceanside with this grilled chicken dish inspired by Hawaii. Hawaiian Chicken is marinated in a sweet, umami sauce, giving it a gorgeous almost candy red color. It’s also unbelievably tender. Hawaiian Chicken is great meal prep for wraps or salads, or can be served alongside white rice and salad.


1/3 cup ketchup
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon sriracha, optional
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil, plus more to taste
1 1/2 tablespoons garlic, minced
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and minced
3 pounds chicken thighs, boneless, skinless, and trimmed of visible fat


Step 1

Combine the ketchup, soy sauce, brown sugar, rice vinegar, sriracha, Worcestershire, sesame oil, garlic, and ginger in a medium to large mixing bowl to make the marinade.

Step 2

Add 1/4 cup of the marinade to a smaller bowl and refrigerate for later.

Step 3

Add the chicken to the remaining marinade, tossing it to coat all the pieces evenly.

Step 4

Cover and refrigerate the mixing bowl for 2-8 hours.

Step 5

Once you're ready to cook the chicken, preheat the grill to medium heat.

Step 6

Add the chicken and grill, basting with the separated 1/4 cup of marinade.

Step 7

Grill the chicken until it is fully cooked, about 15 minutes.

Step 8

Serve hot.

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