The Garlic Furikake Chicken as served at Broke Da Mouth Grindz in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, as seen on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Season 28.
Recipe courtesy of Broke Da Mouth Grindz

Da Famous "Broke Da Mouth" Garlic Furikake Chicken

Getting reviews...
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Active: 45 min
  • Yield: 8 servings


Sweet and Savory Sauce:

Fried Chicken:

To Serve:

Homemade Garlic Aioli:

Hawaiian Tangy Chili Peppa Watah:


Special equipment:
immersion blender
  1. For the sweet and savory sauce: Combine the brown sugar, white sugar, soy sauce and a sprinkle of black pepper in a braising pan with 4 inch sides. Whisk to dissolve, and then bring to a boil over high heat. Boil for 2 minutes. Let cool to room temperature, then whisk in the garlic.
  2. For the fried chicken: Preheat the frying oil in a commercial deep fryer to 350 degrees F.
  3. Dust the chicken thighs in the flour-garlic powder mixture. Place in the deep fryer until crispy golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Let the fried chicken drain in the deep fryer basket for 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Submerge the fried chicken in the sweet and savory sauce for 2 minutes. Pull the chicken out of the sauce and cut in half.
  5. Served the fried chicken with steamed white rice and tuna macaroni salad on a bed of fresh avocado. Garnish with green onions, homemade garlic aioli and a confetti of furikake. Serve with our famous Hawaiian tangy chili peppa watah in a ramekin.

Homemade Garlic Aioli:

  1. Combine the eggs, egg yolks, chili sauce, garlic and lemon juice in a large mixing bowl or bain marie. Mix with an immersion blender. Add the soybean oil gradually and blend for 2 minutes. Season with garlic salt and pepper to your taste.

Hawaiian Tangy Chili Peppa Watah:

  1. Combine the vinegar, chili sauce, sriracha, garlic, salt and chile peppers in a large bowl. Use an immersion blender to incorporate the ingredients for 3 minutes. Chill for better results.