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Huli Huli Beer Chicken

5 from 3 votes


  • ½ cup (118g) soy sauce
  • ¼ cup (50g) packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup (57g) IPA beer
  • ½ cup (114g) pineapple juice
  • ¼ cup (65g) tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger grated with a Microplane
  • 3 large garlic cloves grated with a Microplane
  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium pineapple peeled cored and sliced
  • ¼ cup green onions


  • In a large mixing bowl stir together the soy sauce, brown sugar, beer, pineapple juice, tomato paste, vinegar, ginger, and garlic. Remove 1/3 cup of the mixture, cover, and set aside.
  • Sprinkle the chicken on all sides with salt.
  • Add the chicken to the mixing bowl with the marinade (or add it all to a large ziplock bag), cover, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 6. 
  • Preheat the grill to medium-high.
  • Add the chicken and pineapple.
  • Brush the chicken with the reserved 1/3 cup marinade and turn every few minutes until cooked through about 8 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken and pineapple from the grill, add to a serving platter.
  • Sprinkle with green onions.