Shoyu Chicken is a Hawaiian favorite that brings sweetness & savoriness in one sauce for a truly aromatic WOW of a meal! Serve w/ rice or macaroni salad.
Course Main Course
Keyword How do I make Shoyu Chicken, How to make Shoyu Chicken, Shoyu Chicken, Shoyu Chicken Recipe
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 35minutes
Total Time 40minutes
1cupbrown sugar, firmly packed
1tablespoonfresh ginger root,grated
1tablespoonground black pepper
1teaspoonred pepper flakes
1/4teaspoonChinese 5 spice
5poundschicken thighsbone-in, skin on
2tablespoonscornstarch mixed with 3 tablespoons cold water
2tablespoonsgreen onions,thinly sliced on the diagonal
In a mixing bowl, whisk together the first 10 ingredients until brown sugar is dissolved and everything is well combined.
Place the chicken thighs in a large, high sided skillet or large pot, and pour sauce over chicken. Turn the chicken over to coat both sides with the sauce.
Bring sauce to a boil, over medium-high heat, then reduce heat and simmer partially covered, turning occasionally, until chicken registers 165 degrees when an instant-read thermometer is inserted near the bone, about 30-35 minutes.
Remove the chicken to a serving platter.
Add the cornstarch and water mixture to the liquid in the skillet, and bring to a boil, whisking constantly, and cook until thick.
Adjust seasoning and pour sauce over chicken. Sprinkle with green onions and serve.