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Polynesian Luau Chicken

A great way to banish the Disney Withdrawal Blues, is to cook up some Disney food at home. I personally love the Banana Bread recipe that is found in "Cooking with Mickey Volume II". I think, nope I know, it is the BEST I have ever had. Also, in this book, there is a recipe for Polynesian Luau Chicken. To my knowledge, this chicken is no longer served on Disney property, it was last served at Luau Cove at the Polynesian Resort. It is truly the most flavorful, moist, tender chicken I have made and it has become a family favorite. Give it a try today!


  • 1 whole chicken 2-3 pounds I prefer to use about 4 pounds of wings
  • 1 tbsp. black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. garlic salt
  • 3 tbsp. fennel ground
  • 1 tbsp. poultry seasoning
  • 3 tbsp. rosemary ground
  • 1 tbsp. curry powder
  • 2 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 tbsp. Chinese five spice powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup chicken broth


  • Wash the chicken in fresh running water. I like to place the chicken in a ZipLock storage bag to marinate.
  • Combine all seasoning ingredients, sugar and broth in a large bowl. Pour over chicken in storage bags and marinate overnight. (I like to marinate 2 nights).
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place chicken on a wire rack in a roasting pan. Bake for 20 minutes . Turn over down to 250 degrees and continue to bake for another 30-40 minutes. YUM!