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Shoyu Chicken

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"Shoyu Chicken is a popular Hawaiian dish. It is often served with rice. The word shoyu is Japanese for soy sauce. Let the chicken soak in the marinade for at least an hour, the longer the better."
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1 h 40 m servings 338 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Calories:
  • 338 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 12.6 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.7g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 33.4 g
  • 67%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 114 mg
  • 38%
  • Sodium:
  • 1304 mg
  • 52%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Whisk together the soy sauce, brown sugar, water, garlic, onion, ginger, black pepper, oregano, red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, and paprika in a large glass or ceramic bowl. Add the chicken thighs, and toss to evenly coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and marinate the chicken in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  3. Remove the chicken thighs from the marinade. Discard the remaining marinade. Grill the chicken thighs on the preheated grill until cooked through, about 15 minutes per side.

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This is a favorite for the kids from Hawaii. However, we don't bar-b-que it. We do basically everything you say but we put a bag of frozen chicken thighs in a big pot, bring it to a boil and let...

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Totally a misnomer... this is not shoyu chicken, but this is normally how people make teriyaki chicken in Hawaii... shoyu chicken involves it being slow cooked... it's like a Hawaiian version of...

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This is a favorite for the kids from Hawaii. However, we don't bar-b-que it. We do basically everything you say but we put a bag of frozen chicken thighs in a big pot, bring it to a boil and let...

OMG. Wow. I made the Shoyu Chicken using chicken legs and served it as one of the main dishes for a family/friends cookout. I personally don't care for chicken legs, but they seemed like the ...

I would give this 5 stars, but I did not grill it, because it starting pouring rain when I was going out to get the grill ready. So instead I placed the Chicken and the Marinade in a 9x13 baking...

YUMMY!!!! My family loved this. I will make again. I only had one package of thighs, so next time I will make the 5 pounds from the recipe. We all could have eaten a lot more!!!! Make this -...

I made this for my husband's birthday luau and I received so many compliments from our guests. The chicken even got rave reviews from the polynesian dancers that I hired for the event. I have a...

I'd give this 6 stars if possible! Fabulous bbq chicken recipe worth making over and over again. I marinated 5 skinless, bone-in chicken thighs for 18 hours in the sauce (proportioned to 6 se...

Oo, so good! When I saw the picture, I had to try it. These are ingredients that are always in my house, but I never would have put them together. I'm so glad I did! Only change I made was the u...

This is so, so good. I marinated the chicken for one hour, put the chicken on the BBQ and brought the remaining marinade to a boil on the stove and then basted the chicken with it while it was s...

I used low sodium soy sauce, used half pineapple juice/half low sodium chicken broth instead of water (for more flavor and oomph), increased the garlic and used a whole package of green onions (...