Shoyu Chicken


Shoyu Chicken

Hawaiian Shoyu Chicken– so flavorful you’ll forget how easy it is to make! Filled with flavors of ginger, garlic and just a touch of spice, it’s a meal you’ll want over and over again. Hawaiian Shoyu chicken is one of the simplest things to make. Seriously. Yet somehow the few, simple ingredients turn into deep flavors, tender meat, and an all-around unforgettable meal. Shoyu is just another name for soy sauce, so as you might guess, we’re using a lot of soy sauce here.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 6 servings


  • 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs In bags if preparing ahead of time
  • 1 1/2 cups aloha low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups Water
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons catsup
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chile Oil or Sarachi
  • 1/4 cup piece fresh ginger minced
  • 1/8 cup garlic minced


  • Mix all the ingredients in a blender and taste the marinade. Adjust the flavors if necessary. Reserve some marinade for later. Marinate the chicken. Be sure to move the chicken so it gets completely submerged and coated. Refrigerate for 1 hour, then BBQ, Slow cook as desired.


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