"Huli" is a Hawaiian word that means to turn over. Traditional versions of this dish are grilled, constantly turning the chicken back and forth as a rotisserie would. This easy recipe is made in the oven to save you time and elbow grease. Recipe adapted from Chef Greg Harrison, Pacific'O Restaurant.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2019
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Ingredients

Chicken
Sauce

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare chicken: Heat oil, garlic halves, lemongrass and ginger in a medium skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until starting to brown, about 2 minutes. Immediately transfer the mixture to a large bowl and add water, 1 cup tamari and orange. Add chicken, cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours and up to 1 day.

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  • Meanwhile, to prepare sauce: Puree pineapple juice and pineapple in a blender until smooth. Transfer to a medium saucepan and add tamari, brown sugar, garlic, scallion, ginger, shallot and vinegar. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; cook, stirring occasionally, until reduced by half, 8 to 10 minutes.

  • Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat to 425 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.

  • Remove the chicken from the marinade and pat dry with paper towels. (Discard the marinade.) Place on the prepared pan. Bake until an instead-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part without touching bone registers 160 degrees F, about 25 minutes. Brush with 2 tablespoons of the sauce. Increase oven temperature to broil. Broil on high until charred in spots, 2 to 3 minutes.

Tips

To make ahead: Brine chicken (Step 1) for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts

358.4 calories; protein 32.3g 65% DV; carbohydrates 10.8g 4% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 0.2g 1% DV; sugars 8.1g; fat 19.6g 30% DV; saturated fat 5.7g 29% DV; cholesterol 172.8mg 58% DV; vitamin a iu 105.3IU 2% DV; vitamin c 6.6mg 11% DV; folate 12.3mcg 3% DV; calcium 25mg 3% DV; iron 2.1mg 12% DV; magnesium 34mg 12% DV; potassium 390mg 11% DV; sodium 777.3mg 31% DV; added sugar 5g.