Ohana Chicken: A Delicious Take on Classic Hawaiian Cuisine

Ohana Chicken is a traditional Hawaiian dish known for its flavorful combination of sweet and savory ingredients. Originating from the islands of Hawaii, this satisfying dish takes its name from the Hawaiian word for “family”, representing the communal effort involved in preparing the generous portions it’s known for. This delectable treat is a crowd-pleaser, with its delicious mix of chicken, pineapple, and teriyaki sauce – all catalyzed by a hint of heat. To experience an unforgettable taste of Hawaii close to home, follow the recipe below to whip up a delicious batch of Ohana Chicken!


  • 3 lb chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 3 cups cooked white rice
  • 1/2 cup diced pineapple


  • In a bowl, combine teriyaki sauce, pineapple juice, olive oil, onion, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic powder, ginger, and red pepper flakes. Mix the ingredients well and set aside.
  • In a large skillet or wok, heat remaining oil. Add the cubed chicken to the skillet and cook until chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes per side.
  • Pour the sauce mixture over the chicken and stir to coat evenly. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes.
  • Serve over cooked white rice and sprinkle diced pineapple over the chicken before serving.


OHana Chicken is an easy recipe to make and turn a simple weeknight dinner into a delicious taste of the islands. Serve this tasty treat over a bed of cooked white rice to soak up all of the succulent flavor of this classic Hawaiian speciality. Enjoy and Mahalo!