Hawaiian Style Teriyaki Chicken




Hawaiian Style Teriyaki Chicken brings a taste of the islands right to your dinner table, combining the sweet and savory flavors that are synonymous with Hawaiian cuisine. This dish is a delightful fusion of tender chicken pieces marinated in a rich teriyaki sauce, infused with hints of ginger, garlic, and brown sugar, creating a perfect balance of flavors. It’s not just a meal; it’s an experience that transports you to the sandy beaches and lush landscapes of Hawaii with every bite.

The beauty of this recipe lies in its simplicity and the depth of flavor achieved with just a few key ingredients. Whether grilled, baked, or pan-fried, the chicken emerges juicy and bursting with flavor, making it a versatile dish that’s perfect for a family dinner, a casual get-together, or even a special occasion. Paired with a side of steamed rice or fresh vegetables, Hawaiian Style Teriyaki Chicken is a crowd-pleaser that’s sure to become a staple in your culinary repertoire.

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Hawaiian Style Teriyaki Chicken

  • Author: Olivia Chen
  • Total Time: Aside from the marinating period, around 25 minutes, including preparation and grilling


  • 3 pounds chicken thighs (boneless, skinless)
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 35 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 ginger root, 2-3 slices (cut thin and lengthwise)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine water and soy sauce.
  2. Dissolve the sugar in the liquid mixture completely.
  3. Add the sliced ginger and crushed garlic to the sauce, mixing well.
  4. Place the chicken thighs in the marinade, ensuring they are fully submerged. If necessary, adjust the marinade quantity so you can stir the meat freely.
  5. Marinate the chicken for at least 24 hours, up to 3 days, in the refrigerator.
  6. Preheat your grill to a hot temperature.
  7. Grill the marinated chicken thighs until they are thoroughly cooked, with nice grill marks on both sides.
  8. For extra tenderness, transfer the grilled chicken to a pot on the grill. Add a bit of fresh teriyaki sauce and let it steam to juicy perfection.
  • Prep Time: At least 24 hours, up to 3 days
  • Cook Time: Approximately 10-15 minutes on the grill


  • Serving Size: 4 servings
  • Calories: 1174 kcal

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