Holly roast chicken five-star recipe! Seasoning is quick, easy and full of great flavor! You will do this over and over again!
Holly Chicken Recipe
This Holly Chicken has been on my must-do list for years. I am kicking myself because I just couldn’t make it happen yet. We loved her so much and shunned her three nights in a row. Huli Huli originated in Hawaii and quickly became a staple restaurant. Now you can do this at home. When my husband took his first bite of this chicken he said it tastes just like our favorite restaurant. It’s honestly one of the best things we’ve grilled so far.
Seasoning is quick and easy with just a few ingredients and flavor. I marinated the chicken overnight so that it absorbed all that delicious flavor. Keep some sauce for spreading the chicken while grilling. The sauce is thick and flavorful and covers the chicken perfectly as you grill. We love to roast in our home and this recipe should be on the top of your list! It was incredibly grilled with our favorites Grilled pineapple Recipe. This recipe is easily a five-star recipe that you’ll work over and over again. We really can’t wait to make it happen again!
What you need for grilled holly holly chicken
Everything can be found at your local grocery store, look for fresh ginger in the products section.
- Boneless and skinless chicken thighsYou can use chicken breast, but it may dry out and not be delicious.
- Unsweetened pineapple juiceYou can find this in the canned fruit section sometimes as well as the juice section of your grocery store.
- ssoy sauceLow-sodium soy sauce will work here, too.
- Brown sugar: Sugar caramelizes the chicken and gives it a nice flavor.
- ketchupThis will add flavor and richness.
- Chicken brothIt adds flavor to the marinade, look for a low sodium content if you like.
- Grated fresh ginger root: I often find ginger in the products section of my grocery store.
- Minced garlicChopped fresh garlic is best, but you can use jars to save a little time.
- green onion: Slides for decoration.
Let’s make some grilled chicken!
Super simple and easy, yet big on flavor, this will become a staple of roast courses.
- Soak: In a medium bowl, whisk together pineapple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, ketchup, chicken broth, ginger, and garlic. Save 1 cup of sauce for spreading. Add chicken thighs and sauce to a ziplock bag and marinate for at least 3 hours or overnight.
- Roast it: Grill the chicken, covered, over medium heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until the pink color is gone. Apply occasionally with preserved marinade for the last 5 minutes. Garnish with green onions if desired
Best Tips for Holly Chicken Holly
With all grilled foods, there are a few things you should do and avoid to make sure it’s the best-flavored chicken you’ve ever eaten.
- Chick: What type of chicken you use is important. When grilling, you are most likely to lose moisture. You want to cook the chicken at 165 degrees without drying it. Chicken thighs are best used because they have darker meat that is naturally moist and slightly more fat. You can use the chests but you want them to be the same thickness so that they are cooked evenly and pull them off the grill when they are about 162 in size, they will continue to cook while at rest.
- Rest your chicken: To help the chicken retain its moisture and flavor, let the chicken rest after it is done. This gives the chicken time to redistribute the juices, leaving more inside than what is left on your plate. This is true for any mutilated meat. Leave it covered with aluminum foil for 10 minutes.
- Infusion: Make sure to keep the marinade for the chicken spread once on the grill. Do not use the marinade that the raw chicken is sitting on, as it will spread bacteria and potential food poisoning.
- Don’t have a grill? Don’t worry, you can still enjoy this great dish by cooking chicken in the oven at 400 for 20 minutes or in a skillet on the stove.
Grilled main dishes are a great staple in spring and summer. Add sides that complement your plate and highlight the season. Here are some tried and true recipes that you can try when serving holly chicken.
Storage and use of leftovers in Holly Holly
I love this recipe, because you make a lot and make the best leftovers! It seems to taste better the next day.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the pineapple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, ketchup, chicken broth, ginger, and garlic. Save 1 cup of sauce for spreading. Add chicken thighs and sauce to a ziplock bag and marinate for at least 3 hours or overnight.
Grill the chicken, covered, over medium heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until the pink color is gone. Apply occasionally with preserved marinade for the last 5 minutes. Garnish with green onions if desired
Calories288Calories (14%)Carbohydrates17G (6%)protein36G (72%)Fat8G (12%)Saturated fat2G (10%)Cholesterol172Mg (57%)sodium907Mg (38%)Potassium544Mg (16%)the basic1G (4%)sugar15thG (17%)Vitamin A85IU (2%)Vitamin C3Mg (4%)Calcium33Mg (3%)iron2Mg (11%)
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will differ depending on the brands you use, the methods of measurement, and portion sizes for each household.
“So delicious! Multiple easy ways to eat it. Last night we scrambled chicken on skewers!” – Tricia