1 whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces
Mesquite chips, for smoking the chicken
BBQ Chicken Marinade:
1/4 cup Hoisin sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup Hawaiian honey or regular honey
1/4 cup concentrated frozen pineapple juice
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
2 teaspoons garlic-shallot puree, or 3 cloves of mashed garlic
1 tablespoon grated ginger root
Salt to taste
BBQ chicken marinade
1. Prepare the day before you plan to grill.
2. Mix the marinade ingredients well and place into a Ziploc bag or baking pan covered in plastic wrap.
3. Marinate chicken pieces for at least 2 hours, but preferably overnight.
4. When cooking BBQ chicken, I like to use my smoker box and today I'm using mesquite chips, which is called kiawe in Hawaii.
5.Grill this slowly for about 40 minutes, turning and basting with the Honey BBQ chicken sauce as needed.