Pulehu Chicken Recipe


Pulehu chicken is a traditional Hawaiian dish that is known for its delicious flavors and simplicity. The word "pulehu" means "to broil" in Hawaiian, and this cooking method gives the chicken a smoky and charred flavor that is truly irresistible. This recipe is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner, as it requires minimal prep time and cook time.

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, olive oil, brown sugar, minced garlic, black pepper, and salt.
  2. Place the chicken breasts in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over them. Make sure the chicken is evenly coated. Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 4 hours for maximum flavor.
  3. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  4. Remove the chicken from the marinade and discard the excess marinade.
  5. Place the chicken on the grill and cook for about 8-10 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
  6. Remove the chicken from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.
  7. Slice the chicken and serve it hot with your favorite side dishes.

Enjoy this delicious pulehu chicken recipe with its smoky and charred flavors that will transport you to the beautiful islands of Hawaii!