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Hawaiian Shoyu Chicken is an Asian inspired dish where poultry is simmered in a fantastic soy based sauce. This one is really easy and quick to make. Perfect weeknight dinner! | cookingtheglobe.com

Shoyu Chicken Recipe

Simmered in a flavorful soy based sauce, this Hawaiian chicken is comforting and crazy delicious. Easy and quick to make!
Cuisine Hawaiian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 605kcal
Author CookingTheGlobe


  • 2 1/2 lb (1,1kg) chicken thighs
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic , crushed
  • 1 teaspoon five spice powder
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger , finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 4 green onions , chopped, plus more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • salt and wine vinegar , to taste


  • Add the chicken, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, five spice powder, ginger, sherry, and green onions to a large pot and fill it with water just to cover. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 25-30 minutes, until the meat is tender. Transfer the chicken to a serving plate.
  • Now prepare the sauce. Leave about 2 cups of the cooking liquid, discarding the rest. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water and stir until smooth. Add this mixture to the cooking liquid. Bring to a boil and simmer until the sauce has thickened. Taste and add salt and vinegar, if needed.
  • Pour the sauce over the chicken pieces and sprinkle with some green onion. Enjoy!


Calories: 605kcal