Back in college our friend Jeff was famous for his Hawaiian grilled chicken that was inspired from some tips from his Hawaiian buddy. One weekend Jeff threw a big Kirkland (Costco’s brand) sponsored BBQ serving only foods with the Kirkland brand. That’s when I tasted this chicken and fell in love. It’s honestly one of my favorite grilled chicken dishes to serve a crowd. And grilling season is here!
Don’t be a chicken thigh hater. I used to be but really the chicken does not soak up the marinade unless you use thighs. I like to marinate this overnight if I have the time so the flavors really get absorbed.
*Coconut rice can be made by just replacing half of the water in your rice recipe with coconut milk. A trick my SIL told me! So good with just the right amount of coconut flavor.