I made Smoked Huli Huli Chicken Wings and they were quite a hit with everyone.
The adult children came to visit!!!
We just had a new pool installed this past week (notice the dirt where the deck will be).
So they came to enjoy it with us (notice my goofy look of excitement as I smoked the wings)!
Maybe if I spoil them with yummy food they will come over more, right?!
Huli Huli chicken is a Hawaiian dish, usually it’s grilled chicken with a sweet and sticky sauce.
If you know me well, you know I like to put my own spin on things so I smoked chicken wings with my own version of a Huli Huli sauce.
How to make Smoked Huli Huli Chicken Wings
Pineapple juice, ketchup, brown sugar, and soy sauce are found in most Huli Huli sauces.
I added those plus some Sriracha, garlic, and ginger.
About a cup of this was the marinade for the four pounds of wings.
The rest I put in a saucepan and brought it to a boil, reduced the heat and simmered it for 10 minutes.
It thickened and made a gorgeous glaze/ dipping sauce.
After the wings marinated for a few hours I put them on the smoker set to 250 degrees.
We have a Traeger smoker and the heat is super easy to regulate, so for wings they always take about two and a half hours.
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Cooking times can vary with grills and smokers, so make sure they are at 170 degrees before serving.
I flipped the wings about halfway through cooking.
Then with around a half hour left I brushed them with the Huli Huli glaze.
We had plenty of sauce on the side as well as we enjoyed our Smoked Huli Huli Chicken Wings.
It was a no judgement zone, as I’m pretty sure we all had some of the sauce somewhere on our faces and fingers 😉
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Smoked Huli Huli Chicken Wings
Huli Huli sauce on smoked chicken wings in the perfect combo
- 4 pounds jumbo split chicken wings
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 to 2 Tbsps Sriracha
- 1 Tbsp garlic paste or fresh minced garlic
- 1 Tbsp ginger paste or fresh grated ginger
Place the chicken wings in a gallon size plastic bag.
Add the remaining ingredients to a bowl and whisk until evenly mixed to make the Huli Huli sauce.
Pour 1 cup of the sauce into the bag with the chicken wings, massage the bag until evenly mixed. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or overnight.
Pour the rest of the mixture into a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes, this will thicken the sauce slightly.
Place the chicken wings in a smoker set to 250 degrees for two and a half hours. Flip them halfway through, and brush the Huli Huli sauce over top during the last half hour. Check the internal temp to make sure they are at 170 degrees before serving.
These can also be baked in the oven: In the oven: Place wings on a lined baking sheet and put in a 400 degree oven for 45 minutes, flip them halfway through. Brush with the Huli Huli sauce during the last 15 minutes
Serve with the remaining Huli Huli sauce on the side.