Shoyu Chicken is a popular Hawaiian dish that is often served with rice. The dish gives you that exotic feeling that will make you feel like you really are in Hawaii.
Cook Time30 mins
Marinate1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Servings: 12


  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger root
  • 1 tbsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes optional
  • 1 tsp ground cayenne pepper optional
  • 1 tsp ground paprika optional
  • 5 lb skinless chicken thighs


  • 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.
  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  • 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.
  • Tip: Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier


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