Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Teriyaki Chicken- Hawaiian Style

I love, love, LOVE this recipe! My husband is half Hawaiian and in the Hawaiian culture a baby's first birthday is celebrated with a big luau. My son turned one almost two months ago and so we threw a really fun luau for him and of course we had delicious food. Since luaus are all about the food, my husband and I wanted to make sure that we used the best recipes. Our good friend Kalani cooks the best Hawaiian food so I bugged my husband to get the recipes from him. This recipe for teriyaki chicken is from Kalani and it's hands down my FAVORITE teriyaki chicken recipe, it's just so unbelievably good! Did I mention that I love this recipe?!?!

Now, the secret to this recipe is the Aloha brand soy sauce. Do not, I repeat DO NOT substitute with another brand like Kikkomen or anything else like that. If you do I promise it won't taste as good and you will be seriously missing out! This recipe is very simple and easy to make even though the instructions look a little long. Just make sure you read through it completely before you start making it to make sure you understand everything.

I know grilling season is over but I promise this recipe is totally worth getting your grill out one last time! But if you don't want to get your grill out you can also boil the chicken in the marinade. I haven't tried it this way but I'm sure it's really good. With this marinade I don't know how it could not be good. Thanks Kalani!!!


My cute husband who did all of the grilling


10 comments:

Frieda said...

That DOES look yummy! Where can you find the Aloha style soy sauce? Also, I'm sure you can broil this several inches from the broiler ~ not the same as a charcoal grill, but would probably work, right?

Valerie said...

I know that Harmon's sells the Aloha brand and it's usually over in the produce section, not on the Asian foods isle with all of the other teriyaki sauces. You can also get it at Chao's which is located at 77 North University Avenue in Provo, UT.

If you don't live close to any of those locations, I'm sure any specialty store that sells Asian and Hawaiian foods would have it. And if you still can't find it you can buy it online at this link

http://alohashoyu.com/onlinestore/regshoyu.htm

I hope that helps!

Dinetonite said...

This looks really flavorful. I bet my kid would totally eat this!!

Tran said...

Thanks a bunch for this recipe Valerie. Can't wait to try it since I love love love Hawaiin food. Do you have a recipe for the Kalau (sp) Pork? I hope so cause I have been wanting to make that since my first experience with Hawaiin food many years ago.

Valerie said...

Tran- Yes! I have a great recipe for the Kalua pork. I'll post it next week. I love Hawaiian food too! There are definitely perks to being married to a Hawaiian!

Brian said...

Approximately how many thighs should be used for the recipe? I see that you mention the packs from costco, how much is included on one pack? This recipe looks amazing and I just wanted to make sure I had the ratios right before I try it. Thanks!!

Valerie said...

Hi Brian! To be honest I'm not sure how much is included in the packs from Costco. I've really only made this recipe on a large scale so I usually buy the amount of chicken I need and then make as much sauce as I need to cover the chicken.

If you're not making this on a large scale, I'd recommend making the sauce using the amounts listed in the recipe and then make more if you need to. I'm sorry I can't be more specific! I really play it by ear when I make this chicken and so I don't have exact ratios. I know this isn't very helpful but I still highly recommend making this recipe because it is SO good!

Anonymous said...

MMMMM so good! reminds me of the best teriyaki chicken i had in Hawaii, I used Aloha brand Teriyaki sauce not the soy sauce but added a bit of soy sauce as well and lots of fresh ginger. I was going to bbq it but it was storming outside so we cooked in oven, was afraid it would dry out but it was moist and full of flavor YUM! Serve with rice and macaroni salad, cant get more Hawaiian than that!

Anonymous said...

For 30 people, I used 12 pounds (2 pack of 6 lb each) of Costco skinless, boneless chicken thighs and tripled the sauce recipe. Perfect amount - only 1 piece of chicken left. Great recipe. Thanks Kuki!

Anonymous said...

Can I use beef on this recipe?