Grilled Lilikoi Chicken

Local flavors and a spicy kick, this recipe for grilled chicken is so ono!



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Recipe CategoriesChicken


Grilled Chicken Preparation

3Teaspoonsesame oil
1Teaspoonfresh ginger, grated
2Tablespooncilantro, chopped
1Cuphoisin sauce
1⁄2Cupgreen onions, finely minced
1Tablespoongarlic salt
1eachlemon, juice and zest
4Poundchicken breast and/or thighs with bone and skin

Chili Pepper Lilikoi Sauce

1Can12 oz. lilikoi concentrate
1⁄2Cuppineapple juice
1⁄4CupMae Ploy chili sauce
1Teaspoonchili garlic sauce
4Tablespoonrice wine vinegar
3TablespoonBrown Sugar
1⁄2Teaspoonvanilla extract


Grilled Chicken Preparation

  1. Combine all above ingredients except chicken and mix well.
  2. Marinate chicken for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  3. Preheat oven to 350° and set oven rack in the center of the oven, or prepare coal in hibachi. If using an oven, line a baking sheet or broiler pan with aluminum foil, then set broiling rack in place.
  4. Arrange chicken, skin side up, on the rack. Bake 15 minutes at 350°.
  5. Change oven to broiler setting. Broil chicken until skin starts to crisp and is caramelized, about 8-10 minutes. Turning is not necessary.
  6. Check to make sure the chicken is done, then remove from oven or grill.
  7. Brush the chicken with Chili Pepper Lilikoi Sauce and serve.

Chili Pepper Lilikoi Sauce

  1. On medium heat, combine all the ingredients except the cornstarch and water.
  2. Stir until combined and sauce starts to bubble.
  3. Blend cornstarch and water.
  4. Slowly pour cornstarch mixture into the sauce while stirring.
  5. Turn the heat down and simmer for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.


For boneless, skinless chicken pieces, reduce broiling time to 4-5 minutes, or until brown.


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