Huli Huli Chicken from Yardbird

- This recipe for Huli Huli Chicken comes courtesy of Chef Jeremy Grandon from Yardbird Smoked Meats. Yardbird Smoked Meats is in Keego Harbor. You can learn more about the restaurant at www.yardbirdsmokedmeats.com.

Huli Huli Chicken

INGREDIENTS
1 whole chicken, backbone removed and spatchcocked (a technique that involves splitting the bird down the back to lie flat)
1 small pineapple, peeled cored and sliced for garnishing
1 small bunch scallions sliced thin
1 cup soy sauce
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup pineapple juice
1/4 cup rum
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger

METHOD
Place the soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, pineapple juice and rum in a saucepot and heat to dissolve the sugar.
Allow mixture to cool completely.
Place half of mixture over the chicken and marinate for 24-48 hours.
Drain off chicken and smoke at 250 degrees for 2 and 1/2 hours, using fruit woods.
Alternatively, the chicken may be oven roasted or grilled.
Use the remaining half of the marinade to baste the chicken in the final 1/2 hour of cooking.
Serve with the pineapple and garnish with the scallions. 


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