Skip to content past banner and navigation links

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 Cook time Yields Serving Size
10 minutes 30 minutes 4 servings 2 skewers

Ingredients

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

Photograph of the completed recipe.
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.

Directions

  • 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.

Chefs in training Children can help mix the sauce and thread the chicken and pineapple on the skewers.

_______________
Keep the Beat is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

®We Can! Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition, We Can!, and the We Can! logos are registered trademarks of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS).