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Healthy Eating Recipes: Hawaiian Huli Huli Chicken

Hawaiian Huli Huli Chicken

So fun to eat that your children won't know it's healthy too—try serving with Wow-y Maui Pasta Salad

Recipe Source: Deliciously Healthy Family Meals

Prep time : 10 min

Cook time: 30 min

Yields: 4 servings

Serving Size: 2 skewers



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


Nutrition Facts

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%


Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.



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.


Tip: Use leftover chicken and sauce leftover from step 5 of the “Fried” Rice and Chicken.

Note: Skewers have sharp edges, so monitor younger children while eating, or take the chicken off the skewers for them.

Recipe courtesy of Keep the Beat™, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.