Chicken Luau

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Demonstrated by: Helen and Cheyenne Bajo of Hui Kalo O Waialua.
Cooking with Taro on September 1, 2002.



Chicken Luau

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 4 cups cooked luau (taro) leaves*
  • 1 can (14 1/2 oz) chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a medium saucepan, sauté chicken, garlic, and onion for 5 minutes.
  2. Add taro leaves and chicken broth.
  3. Cover, bring to a boil, lower heat to medium; simmer for 20 minutes or until chicken is tender.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Makes 4 servings.

*Frozen luau leaves (thawed) may be used, or cook 1 lb cleaned luau leaves in 6 to 8 cups water:

  1. Cover, bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Drain liquid and add 6 to 8 cups more water.
  3. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes longer or until leaves are tender.
  4. Drain.


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Yes, this recipe does not require coconut milk but you can certainly add some if you prefer!

by Hawaiian Electric on 4/27/2019

Really no coconut milk?

by ANONYMOUS on 4/26/2019