Huli-Huli Chicken Sandwiches with Spicy Relish

Huli-huli Chicken Sandwiches With Spicy Relish Recipe

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Rachel Ruiz


Chicken breasts marinate in pineapple juice and soy sauce before being grilled and served with a spicy pineapple-mango relish. Yum!


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40 Min


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  • 1/4 c
    shoyu/soy sauce
  • 1/4 c
    pineapple juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    minced ginger
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 4
    boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 small
    mango, pitted, peeled, and diced
  • 1 c
    diced fresh pineapple
  • 2 Tbsp
    lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    white sugar
  • 1/4 c
    diced red onion
  • 1/2 tsp
    crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 pinch
    sea salt
  • 4 slice
    swiss cheese
  • 4
    kaiser rolls
  • ·
    canola oil, for brushing the grill

How to Make Huli-Huli Chicken Sandwiches with Spicy Relish


  1. In a small bowl, combine shoyu, pineapple juice, ginger, ketchup, and pepper. Place chicken breasts in a large freezer bag and cover with marinade. Close bag firmly and shake to evenly distribute marinade over chicken. Place bag in refrigerator and marinate 4-5 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat a gas grill to medium heat.

    In a small saucepan, place mango, pineapple, lime juice, and sugar. Heat on medium until mixture begins simmering. Turn heat down to medium-low and let simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Stir in red onion, salt, and pepper flakes and let cook an additional 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Brush grill liberally with canola oil. Remove chicken breasts from marinade and place on hot grill. Cover and cook on first side for 8-10 minutes, depending on thickness. Flip and cook an additional 8-9 minutes on the second side, covered. Carefully place one slice of Swiss cheese atop of each chicken breast, cover, and cook for 30 seconds, or until cheese has begun to melt.
  4. Open sandwich buns and place chicken breast on cut-side of bottom bun. Smother with a heaping spoonful of spicy relish, cover with top bun, and serve!

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About Huli-Huli Chicken Sandwiches with Spicy Relish

Course/Dish: Chicken, Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Hawaiian/Polynesian

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