Honolulu Barbecue Chicken

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Honolulu Barbecue Chicken
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  • 1 knob fresh ginger (about 4-inches/ 10 cm long)
  • 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1/3 cup Low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp dark brown sugar, packed
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt, or to taste
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (6 oz/ 170 g), trimmed
  • 2 Tbsp very thinly sliced green onions, for garnish


1 Grate unpeeled ginger on large holes of a grater. Gather grated ginger, and squeeze juice into a small bowl. Measure out 1 Tbsp (15 mL) ginger juice. Discard grated pulp.
2 In a medium bowl, whisk together measured ginger juice, pineapple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, canola oil and salt. Place half of the mixture in an airtight container and refrigerate; reserve for sauce.
3 Place chicken breasts in a resealable plastic bag; add remaining marinade, and squeeze out excess air. Marinate in refrigerator overnight; turn as needed to evenly coat.
4 To make sauce, remove reserved marinade from refrigerator, and boil in a small saucepan over high heat until slightly thickened, about 3 to 5 minutes; set aside.
5 Preheat grill to medium. Clean it with a stiff brush, then rub with canola oil. Remove breasts from marinade, and shake off excess. Discard marinade.
6 Grill until cooked through, about 4 minutes per side or until internal temperature registers 160 F( 70 C) on an instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part of breast.
7 Spoon sauce over breasts, and sprinkle with green onions; serve hot or at room temperature.

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