Island Barbecue Chicken

Island Barbecue Chicken

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"If you like marinated teriyaki barbecue, you'll love this. Chicken thighs are marinated in a mixture of garlic, ginger, soy sauce and brown sugar. Goes well with macaroni or potato salad."


1 h 30 m servings
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Original recipe yields 15 servings


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  1. Place chicken in a container large enough to hold it all. In a separate medium bowl, combine the garlic, ginger, soy sauce and brown sugar. Mix well and pour over the chicken. Seal container and let marinate in the refrigerator overnight.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium to low heat and lightly oil grate.
  3. Grill chicken over medium to low heat for 1 hour, turning halfway through cooking time. Chicken is done when it's juices run clear.
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  1. 11 Ratings


I'm from Hawaii and this recipe will not work! There way too much soy sauce, the chicken will be too salty to eat. Don't waste your time or money making this chicken recipe.

This is actually a great recipe. I live in Hawaii also and this is very similar to huli huli chicken. Six cups is about right in order to cover 10 pounds of chicken. This is a great dish. I ...

I reduced all the amounts signifantly. Who has ever heard of this much soy sauce going in a recipe? I dropped my soy sauce down to a mere three tablespoons and only did four thighs.

This sauce is actually very similar to Huli Huli sauce manufactured in Hawaii. Marinating it for a full 24 hours, it had just the right blend of salty, sweet, spicy. The second time we made it, ...

Family loved it. Didn't have time to marinate overnight so poked lots of holes with a fork and made marinade extra thick by using only 1 cup water and added 1/2 cup corn syrup. Blackened the thi...

Try low sodium soy sauce (preferably Kikkoman) and the finished dish will not be so salty

I used Low Sodium Soy Sauce - about 4 cups - upped the garlic to 4 cloves. This is very tasty. Please use the chicken thighs, even if you really like white meat chicken this recipe will surpri...

this recipe is AMAZING, something my entire family loves. It's the perfect mix of salty/tangy!