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Guava Chicken

Lisa Ieriko

Dedicated to Uncle Lambert.
Hawaiian Medley VIII: A Cookbook of Favorite Island Recipes. KS Band Booster Clubs 2007: Kapālama, Hawai‘i, and Maui.


5 lbs boneless, chicken thighs
1 can frozen guava nectar, 16 oz. thawed
½ c. sugar
¼ tsp. Chinese 5 spice
½ c. oyster sauce
½ c. catsup
½ c. shoyu (soy sauce)
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. minced garlic


In a large bowl, mix all ingredients except for the chicken. Mix well, then add the chicken.
Marinate overnight.
Cook on charcoal grill.

About Guava:

The guava (psidium guajava) is a low tree native to tropical America, and naturalized in Hawai‘i. It bears lemon-sized fruits which are commonly made into jelly, jam, juice, and sherbet. Medicinal tea was made from the leaf buds, offering a pungent aroma.