Hawaiian Huli-Huli Chicken Tacos

Taco Monday, Hawaiian style! Chicken Huli Huli Tacos with Pineapple Pico de Gallo and Wasabi Mayo. I thought I’d made way too much Hawaiian Mac Salad, but it vanished. You can bake, grill or cook the chicken in a slow cooker if you don’t have a smoker, but I strongly recommend smoking it.  

  • 2 large Chicken Breasts
  • 9 White Corn Tortillas
  • 1/4 cup Wasabi Mayo
  • Huli Huli Sauce:
    • ⅓ cup Ketchup
    • ½ cup Soy Sauce
    • ⅓  cup Brown Sugar
    • ⅓ cup Apple Cider (or white) Vinegar
    • ½ cup Pineapple Juice
    • ½ teaspoon fresh Ginger; grated
    • 3 cloves Garlic; finely minced
    • 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
  • Pineapple Pico De Gallo:
    • ½ cup Tomato; cored and chopped
    • ⅓ Red Cabbage; shredded
    • ½ cup Pineapple Chunks
    • ⅓ cup Onion; chopped
    • 1 teaspoon Lime Juice
    • Pinch Red Pepper Flakes
    • 1 Tablespoon Cilantro (or Parsley)
    • Salt and Pepper to taste

1. In a medium bowl, mix the Huli Huli sauce ingredients, minus the cornstarch and pineapple juice. Pour half of sauce into a small saucepan and add the chicken to the bowl with the remaining marinade. Cover and chill overnight.

2. Bring the sauce to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer until thickened. Transfer to a sealed bowl or sauce bottle and chill until the chicken is ready to cook.

3. After the chicken has marinaded, heat a smoker or grill to medium (350°F) heat. Smoke the chicken until the internal temperature reaches 165°F; about 15 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board, cover and rest for 5 minutes before chopping. 

4. Meanwhile, add the tortillas to the grill, heating until soft and slightly charred. Place the tortillas in a tortilla warmer or wrap in foil.

5. Mix the Pineapple Pico de Gallo ingredients in a bowl and assemble the tacos.

6. Enjoy!

Looking for a side dish? Try one of these recipes!

Chinese Restaurant Style Fried Rice Recipe by Ash's In The Kitchen
Fresh Vietnamese Shrimp Spring Rolls Recipe by Ash's In The Kitchen
Copycat Panda Express Chow Mein Recipe by Ash's In The Kitchen Pasta Vegetables noodles

Published by ashsinthekitchen

Home cook, gardener and lover of life!

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