Baked Huli Huli Chicken

Embrace the essence of Hawaiian cuisine with our Baked Huli Huli Chicken recipe. This dish is a celebration of flavors, combining the sweetness of pineapple with the depth of soy sauce, the warmth of ginger, and the richness of garlic to create a truly unforgettable meal. Each bite transports you to the sandy shores of Hawaii, where the aloha spirit is not just a greeting but a way of cooking and living.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • The perfect blend of sweet, savory, and tangy flavors
  • Easy to make with simple ingredients
  • A taste of Hawaii in every bite


  • 3 pounds chicken thighs, bone-in, skin-on
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Fresh pineapple slices, for garnish (optional)
  • Green onions, sliced for garnish (optional)
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Arrange chicken thighs in a single layer in a large baking dish.
  2. In a saucepan, mix pineapple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, ketchup, chicken broth, ginger, garlic, and sesame oil. Heat over medium to a low boil.
  3. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens slightly.
  4. Whisk cornstarch and water in a small bowl to make a slurry. Stir into the sauce, whisking until thickened.
  5. Pour sauce over chicken, coating thoroughly.
  6. Bake for 45-60 minutes, until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) and sauce caramelizes. Baste with sauce halfway through.
  7. Let rest a few minutes before serving.
  8. Garnish with pineapple slices, green onions, and sesame seeds.

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 60 minutes | Total Time: 75 minutes
Kcal: 500 | Servings: 4


  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Recipe Tips:

  • For a more intense flavor, marinate the chicken in the sauce for a few hours or overnight before baking.
  • Feel free to customize the recipe by adding your favorite vegetables like bell peppers or onions to the baking dish.
  • Serve the Baked Huli Huli Chicken with steamed rice or a fresh salad for a complete meal. Enjoy the taste of Hawaii at your dinner table!

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