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Hawaiian Huli Huli Chicken


Calories: 156

Total fat: 2 g

Saturated fat: 1 g

Cholesterol: 47 mg

Sodium: 320 mg

Total fiber: 0 g

Protein: 18 g

Carbohydrates: 16 g

Potassium: 255 mg

Vitamin A: 2%

Vitamin C: 15%

Calcium: 2%

Iron: 6%


  • 12 oz  boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes (24 cubes) (about 2 large breasts)

  • 1 C  fresh pineapple, diced (24 pieces) (or canned pineapple chunks in juice)

  • 8  6-inch wooden skewers

 For sauce:

  • 2 Tbsp  ketchup

  • 2 Tbsp  lite soy sauce

  • 2 Tbsp  honey

  • 2 tsp  orange juice

  • 1 tsp  garlic, minced (about 1 clove)

  • 1 tsp  ginger, minced


  1. Preheat a broiler or grill on medium-high heat.

  2. Thread three chicken cubes and three pineapple chunks alternately on each skewer

  3. Combine ingredients for sauce and mix well; separate into two bowls and set one aside for later.

  4. Grill skewers for 3–5 minutes on each side.  Brush or spoon sauce (from the bowl that wasn’t set aside) onto chicken and pineapple about every other minute.  Discard the sauce when done with this step.

  5. To prevent chicken from drying out, finish cooking skewers in a 350 °F oven immediately after grilling (to a minimum internal temperature of 165 °F).  Using a clean brush or spoon, coat with sauce from the set-aside bowl before serving.

    Original Recipe: National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute

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