If you have ever been to Hawaii, then you might have tried their signature dish called Hawaiian Grilled Teriyaki chicken. It is very famous around the world, and I have tried it so many times. I can say that it is a perfect recipe that you can never go wrong with. Lastly, I made it to my Hawaiian theme party and everyone loved it. You can make it with bread, rice, pasta, and veggies.
The secret that why it is so amazing is the chicken thighs cut. I thought of using the chicken breast cut but I wanted to try it the authentic Hawaiian way. When I did, I kind of understood that the flavors would not be the same. It is super easy to make and the one thing that you will love apart from the tender chicken is the sauce. Seriously, it is to die for and you will want more of it. Whenever I make it at home, I make the sauce in 2x quantity because we just love it.
A lot of people do not go for the Teriyaki sauce but I would recommend trying this recipe. It has a great taste and gives you the perfect blend of flavors with the grilled chicken.
What to serve with Hawaiian grilled teriyaki chicken?
Truly, the dish is amazing all on its own, but you can serve it with steamed or roasted veggies, any appetizer, salads, pasta, and rice. I enjoy it with garlic rice and some steamed carrots. You can customize your plate according to your taste.
In Hawaii, they serve this chicken sometimes with a side of macaroni pasta, rice, boiled potatoes, and Teriyaki sauce. It is a complete meal and you can make it the same way for your friends and family.
Can I use the Hawaiian grilled teriyaki chicken in any other way?
Well, if you do not want to go for the whole Teriyaki chicken style, then you can use the same recipe for making the perfect sandwiches. It will go perfectly with any chicken sandwich recipe and you are going to enjoy the taste. Like any grilled or barbequed chicken, it will be perfect to use for any recipe if you have a lot of leftovers.
Hawaiian Grilled Teriyaki Chicken
- Brown sugar 1 cup
- Boneless chicken thighs half kg
- Soya sauce 1 cup
- Garlic chopped 1 tbsp
- Ginger paste 1 tbsp
- Pineapple juice 1 cup
- Mix all the ingredients except the chicken in a bowl. Make sure that the brown sugar dissolves properly.
- Dry the chicken thighs with a paper towel and put them in a Ziplock bag. In the same bag, put the marinade we created in the bowl.
- Refrigerate for 4-24 hours depending upon the time you have. Mostly I let it marinade overnight to enjoy the best flavors in my meal.
- You will start by getting the chicken out and cooking it on a grill.
- In a skillet, add the marinade and cook on medium heat until it starts to boil.
- In the serving dish, add the chicken and pour some hot Teriyaki marinade on the top.
- Serve it hot and fresh to your friends and family.