Taste of the Tropics: Oven-Baked Huli Huli Chicken Recipe for a Flavorful Island Feast! 🍍🍗

Take your taste buds to the sunny shores of Hawaii with our Oven-Baked Huli Huli Chicken Recipe! This delectable dish combines the sweet and tangy flavors of pineapple, soy sauce, and ginger to capture the essence of island cuisine. Whether you’re hosting a luau-themed gathering or simply craving a taste of the tropics, this recipe will impress. Join us as we walk you through the simple steps for making tender and juicy Huli Huli chicken right in your own kitchen. Prepare to embark on a culinary journey full of tropical delights!


  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken drumsticks
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Pineapple slices and chopped green onions, for garnish (optional)


  1. Marinate the Chicken:
  • In a large bowl or resealable plastic bag, combine the pineapple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, ketchup, rice vinegar, minced garlic, grated ginger, sesame oil, and black pepper. Mix well to combine.
  • Add the chicken thighs and drumsticks to the marinade, ensuring they are well coated. Cover the bowl or seal the bag and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight for best results.
  1. Preheat the Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire rack on top. Lightly grease the wire rack with cooking spray.
  1. Bake the Chicken:
  • Remove the marinated chicken from the refrigerator and transfer it to the prepared wire rack, allowing any excess marinade to drip off.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (75°C). Baste the chicken with the marinade halfway through the cooking time.
  1. Optional: Grill for Charred Flavor (Optional):
  • For an extra touch of flavor, you can transfer the cooked chicken to a preheated grill and grill for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until lightly charred.
  1. Serve:
  • Once cooked, remove the chicken from the oven (or grill) and transfer it to a serving platter.
  • Garnish with pineapple slices and chopped green onions, if desired.
  • Serve the oven-baked Huli Huli chicken hot, alongside your favorite island-inspired sides such as rice, coleslaw, or grilled pineapple.

With our Oven-Baked Huli Huli Chicken Recipe, you can add the flavors of Hawaii to your dinner table any day of the week. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply want a taste of the tropics, this dish will satisfy. Tender and juicy chicken with sweet and tangy pineapple and soy sauce flavors will transport you to paradise with each bite. So, preheat your oven and prepare to experience a taste of island bliss right at home! 🍍🍗