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Soy Sauce Chicken Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Soy Sauce Chicken

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"A delicious, fast, and easy recipe for any week night dinner. The chicken comes out flavorful with a sweet and tangy glaze. Serve with rice and steamed snow peas for a complete meal."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    55 mins


  1. Combine sugar, soy sauce, water, garlic, and ginger in a large stock pot; stir until sugar is dissolved. Place chicken in stock pot and bring to a boil. Using tongs, turn chicken in pot every 5 minutes.
  2. Boil chicken until no longer pink at the bone and juices run clear, about 35 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Sauce mixture will turn into a rich, brown glaze. Remove pot from heat and let cool 10 minutes.
  3. Place chicken on a platter and sprinkle with chopped green onions.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 29, 2013

Delicious! My family has been making this for years with two small changes: UP the amount of water to 2 cups (rather than 1), and change the sugar to 3/4 cup each of white & brown sugar. I also use powdered ginger (1 TB) and it works out great, but I'm sure fresh is even better! I highly recommend this, its SO easy and goes wonderful with rice.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 10, 2014

Good but not worth putting in my family recipe book

Nov 04, 2012

So good! I usually don't eat brown meat, but I found some thighs on sale so decided to give them a shot. This recipe hit the spot perfectly. DH loved it, too. We ate it with a side of baked sweet potatoes and cornbread - seemingly strange combination, but it went together rather well.

Aug 06, 2012

Very simple, very good! I only changed two things: I removed the skin before cooking to reduce the fat and I doubled the green onion, adding half of it to the chicken while it simmered. This will be on my regular rotation!

Nov 04, 2013

My family loved this dish. I followed the suggestions of other reviewers and added an additional cup of water, used 1/2 cup sugar and added green onions to the stock while it was cooking and also sprinkled green onions on the finished dish. Used the conversion for portion size on the site as the original recipe would have been way too much for a family of four. Luckily I had a fresh ginger root!! I was a wee bit nervous with using the amount the recipe called for but oh so glad I did! This one will be in the rotation for years to come. Try it you won't regret it!

Jan 08, 2014

Pretty and very quick. I cook mine in the oven!

Nov 16, 2012

My family liked it a lot. I used a little less garlic though, and next time I make it I'll try to reduce the amount of sugar. This is a keeper!

Apr 22, 2013

this recipe is pretty good, there was only two of us so i used 1 pound of chicken breast tenderloins, only 1/4 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup of water lots of green onions and garlic and i forgot to get the ginger and it was still good, I made this one other time and it was to much sugar for me but my boyfriend liked it. I used a lot less this time and he still loved it!


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  • Calories
  • 564 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.6 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 160 mg
  • 53%
  • Fat
  • 28.1 g
  • 43%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 46.6 g
  • 93%
  • Sodium
  • 1941 mg
  • 78%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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