Shoyu Chicken

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Just like Hawaii, Shoyu chicken has influences from Asia, hence calling it “shoyu” which is Asia’s term for soy sauce. You will always find shoyu chicken simmering away on “Aunties” stove or at any given luau-it’s just a given. Boneless chicken thighs are simmered with flavors of soy, ginger and brown sugar, just long enough to fall apart at forks touch. You need to enjoy this with rice, as this is a typical staple of the islands.

  • 4-6 ServingsServings


  • 5-6 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1-2 green onions, chopped


Place all ingredients in a medium pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to low and allow to cook for about 1 hr until chicken is cooked through and tender. Serve over rice.

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