Yields 4 – 8 Servings


  • 2-5 lbs. Boneless / Skinless Chicken Thigh
  • 2 Tsp Som’ Good “Hawaiian Smoke” Salt Seasoning per pound
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1-2 Bags Luau (Taro) Leaves or Spinach


  • Place chicken into a 6qt. or 8qt Instant Pot and add premeasured “Hawaiian Smoke.” Rub salt over all chicken (use tong or food glove)
  • Place 1 or 2 bags of luau leaves on top of chicken (trim off stems)
  • Add 1 cup of water
  • Set Instant Pot to “HIGH” Pressure Cook for 11 minutes
  • Natural Pressure Release for 10 Minutes then Quick Release
  • Remove luau leaves, pull chicken with 2 forks, save and add broth from pot to the Kalua Chicken as desired for moist, juicy and flavorful “Kalua Chicken with Luau Leaves”

Crock Pot Slow Cooker: Place Luau Leaves on bottom of pot. Rub 1.5 tsp per pound of “Hawaiian Smoke” seasoning over entire chicken and place in slow cooker for 6 hours on low. Check