Shoyu Chicken

Favorite Shoyu Chicken Recipes

Here are a few of our favorite shoyu chicken recipes. Enjoy!

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Tasty Shoyu Chicken
Cuisine: Local Style
  • Chicken:
  • 2 pounds frozen or fresh chicken thighs, with skin and bone-in
  • Sauce:
  • 1 can chicken broth
  • ¾ cup Aloha shoyu, or Yamasa premium soy sauce
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 5 cloves of garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 1 (2-inch) fresh ginger, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Garnish:
  • 2 to 3 stalks of green onions, sliced or chopped
  1. Chicken Preparation: If using frozen thighs, thaw completely in refrigerator for 2 to 3 days.
  2. Sauce: In a large pot, add soy sauce, brown sugar and cook over medium high heat until sugar dissolves. Then stir in chicken broth, add garlic and sliced ginger, heat for a few minutes. Then add chicken thighs and bring to a boil, then turn heat down and simmer on low.
  3. Cook 1 to 2 hours, or until chicken is fork tender. Periodically skim surface to take out oil and brown impurities floating on the surface. When chicken is done, place on a platter.
  4. Combine cornstarch and water to make a slurry. Set aside.
  5. In another pot or bowl, pour remaining sauce through a strainer, then add strained sauce to pot and bring to a boil. Add about a third of cornstarch mixture to sauce and whisk, then bring back to a boil and whisk in more cornstarch until thickened. When sauce coats the back of a spoon turn off heat.
  6. Pour some of the sauce over chicken and reserve some to pour over rice, if desired.
  7. Garnish with chopped green onions.


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