Easy Huli Huli Chicken Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Marinading Time
8 hrs
Total Time
9 hrs

Hawaiian Huli Huli Chicken Thighs backed in the oven for summer barbecue flavor without firing up the grill.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, hawaiian
Keyword: baked chicken, chicken thighs, huli huli chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 598 kcal
Author: Kellie
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 4 pounds bone-in skin-on chicken thighs
  1. Whisk together the ketchup, soy sauce, brown sugar, pineapple juice, ginger, apple cider vinegar and garlic.
  2. Place the chicken thighs in a zip top bag placed in a large bowl (the bowl is to catch any liquid should the bag spring a leak). Pour 1/2 the marinade over the chicken and reserve the remaining marinade for cooking.
  3. Press the air out of the bag and seal. Marinade in the refrigerator for 8 to 24 hours.
  4. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

  5. Remove the chicken from the marinade and discard the remaining sauce.
  6. Arrange the chicken on a baking sheet and transfer to the oven. Bake the chicken for 40-45 minutes, basting every 15 minutes with the reserved sauce.(The chicken is done cooking when it registers 165 degrees on an instant read thermometer.)
  7. Serve the chicken sprinkled with sesame seeds, chopped green onions and reserved sauce, if desired.
Recipe Notes

Huli Huli Sauce can be made up to five days in advance.

Do not marinade the chicken longer than 24 hours. 

Nutrition Facts
Easy Huli Huli Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 598 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 235mg78%
Sodium 1268mg55%
Potassium 1228mg35%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 73g146%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.