Huli Huli chicken

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Chris_in_SoCal

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My wife and I just got back from Hawaii. One thing I wanted to bring home was Huli Huli chicken and macaroni salad. Huli Huli means turn turn in Hawaiian.

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Macaroni Salad:

1 Lb macaroni elbows

2 cups of mayonnaise

2 cups half and half

¼ cup dill pickles chopped

½ cup pineapple chopped

1 cup chopped yellow onion

¼ cup salad vinegar

2 celery slices chopped

1 carrot grated

1 bunch (8) green onion chopped

2 tablespoons brown sugar

I cooked this with Mesquite. It is the closest thing to Kaiwe wood.

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Huli Huli Brine:

½ gallon water

2 cups low sodium soy sauce

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

¼ cup freshly grated ginger

6 minced garlic cloves

Heat the water, soy and vegetable oil on medium heat for a few minutes then add the rest. Heat for 5 more then take off the heat and add the chicken. Set it in the refrigerator for 2 hours turning occasionally. Remove the chicken from the brine and add ¾ of the marinade. Marinade in the refrigerator overnight. Use the remaining marinade to mop the chicken as you are cooking it. Mahalo

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Huli Huli marinade:

2 cups of pineapple juice

½ cup brown sugar

¼ cup low sodium soy sauce

¼ cup ketchup

¼ cup rice vinegar

5 minced garlic cloves

¼ cup freshly grated ginger

2 tablespoons chili garlic sauce

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Thanks everyone. It turned out really good. Very close to Yummy Huli Huli chicken on the East coast of Oahu. There are plenty of leftovers.

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We were on Oahu SmokingUPnorth SmokingUPnorth . We had another couple with us that were first timers so we thought that would be best.

I love the Pit BBQ. That is only the third time I have used the rotisserie for it though. I just re-painted the wheels and brakes on it last week. The red had faded to pink.
 
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Ahhh! My wife took at picture at the Yummy Huli Huli chicken stand.

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And me at Geovanni's famous shrimp truck the next day.

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Thanks everyone. It turned out really good. Very close to Yummy Huli Huli chicken on the west coast of Oahu. There are plenty of leftovers.

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We were on Oahu SmokingUPnorth SmokingUPnorth . We had another couple with us that were first timers so we thought that would be best.

I love the Pit BBQ. That is only the third time I have used the rotisserie for it though. I just re-painted the wheels and brakes on it last week. The red had faded to pink.
Th ere on the west side now? I thought they were in Kaneohe when I was there. Man I sure do miss that place. Just don’t tell my wife haha
 
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