Here’s a recipe that just has to be on my top 5 list of chicken recipes.  I’m not really sure where this recipe is origin but it’s like in between Japanese and Hawaiian dish.  Living in Japan for awhile I have seen this recipe in any restaurants or super markets.  So I’m guess people in Hawaii had a simple idea taking minimum Japanese ingredients and made a simple chicken dish out of it.  Shoyu Chicken is so simple that it only uses 3 ingredients and take about 40 minutes or less to make.  If you have a chance to make this let us know how it turned out for you. Enjoy

Shoyu Chicken
Recipe type: Menu, Chicken
Cuisine: Japanese, Hawaiian
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Serves: 2

  • 350 g of chicken thighs boneless with skin
  • 11/2 cup of shoyu sauce
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger

  1. Get your frying pan with the stove at medium high, add your shoyu sauce, brown sugar, water, and grated ginger. Mix the brown sugar around until dissolve in the sauce.
  2. When the sauce is hot enough add your chicken into the pan and cook for 15 minutes on each side depending on your stove. I usually cook for 10 minutes on one side then flip over for 10 minutes then 5 minutes again on each side. The longer you cook the chicken in the sauce you will have the chicken nice and soft and breaking apart.
  3. You done serve on plate with some salad and rice.
  4. Note: You can also cook this with chicken on the bone. After cooking the meat will fall off the bone and melt in your mouth.