Pit Barrel Huli Huli Chicken

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Jun. 25, 2015

A delicious chicken recipe that originated in Hawaii, and I show you how to do it in a Pit Barrel Cooker!


Chicken 5 Pound , cleaned and neck and back bone removed
For rub
Paprika 1 1/2 Tablespoon
Lava sea salt 1 1/2 Tablespoon
Garlic powder 2 Tablespoon
Onion powder 1 Tablespoon
Cayenne pepper 1 Tablespoon
Cumin 1 Teaspoon
Cracked black pepper 1 Teaspoon
For sauce
Ketchup 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Pineapple juice 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Soy sauce 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Rice vinegar 2 Tablespoon
Garlic flakes 1 Tablespoon
Fresh ginger 2 Tablespoon



1. Prepare rub by mixing together paprika, lava sea salt, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, cumin and cracked black pepper.

2. Coat chicken all around with the rub.

3. Get the Pit barrel prepared with baskets. Place a charcoal basket at the bottom and get it started by lighting it up.

4. Let the pit barrel come upto temperature. Place a mesquite wood in there.



5. Hang the chicken in the pit barrel cooker and let it cook for about an hour.

6. Meanwhile in a pot, heat pineapple juice, ketchup, soy sauce, garlic flakes, vinegar and fresh ginger until it starts to thicken. Remove the sauce from heat and let it thicken further.

7. Baste the chicken with the sauce and place them back in the barrel for about 15 minutes.

8. Baste one more time and cook in the barrel for another 20 minutes.



9. Slice and serve them as it is or with rice or bread. Enjoy!!


Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 95 Minutes
Ready In: 95 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 798Calories from Fat 388

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 43 g66.2%

Saturated Fat 12 g60%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 2838 mg118.25%

Total Carbohydrates 20 g6.7%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 9 g

Protein 81 g162%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet