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Shoyu Chicken Recipes
If you have ever tasted shoyu chicken, you must surely want to know its recipe. This article will give you information on some delicious ways of preparing this dish.
Deepa Kartha
Last Updated: May 31, 2018
Shoyu is a type of soy sauce, which is one of the main ingredients in Japanese cuisine. It is used for cooking a variety of dishes, including rice, meat, noodles, and chicken. However, the popularity of dishes using this sauce does not restrict it to Japan. They have become a favorite among people all around the world. Moreover, due to the presence of Japanese immigrants, this has become one of the most popular dishes served in restaurants, as well as roadside stalls in Hawaii. What makes (no 'the' needed) shoyu different from other soy sauces is its strong, salty flavor.
The best thing about this kind of chicken dish is that there are a variety of ways on how to make it. Though the shoyu remains the same for each recipe, what changes it, is the way in which the chicken is cooked. For instance, shoyu can be used with chicken that is boiled, baked, fried, grilled, and so on. Also, these meals are very easy to make and will not take much of your time. Here are some recipes that you can try to make at home.
Hawaiian Shoyu Chicken
  • 12 pounds chicken thighs
  • 4 cups soy sauce/shoyu
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cans pineapple rings
  • 4 crushed garlic cloves
  • 4 ounces white wine
  • ½ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 6 cups pineapple juice
  • 3 cups brown sugar
  • 8 ounces vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons ground ginger
  • 1½ cups chopped scallion tops
  • 4 cans chicken broth
  • Salt to taste
First, wash the chicken thighs, thoroughly. Once you have washed them 2 to 3 times, drain the water, and set aside. Dump the brown sugar, salt, ground pepper, ground ginger, garlic cloves, and the chopped scallion tops, in a bowl. Now, add all the wet ingredients to it and mix well till fully blended. Place the chicken in a cooking pot and pour the prepared sauce over it. Let it cook for at least 30 minutes till the chicken becomes tender. Take the pot off the stove and transfer the chicken to a platter. Garnish the dish with pineapple rings, and serve.
Baked Shoyu Chicken
  • 3 lb chicken breasts or thighs, skinned
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup onion, minced
  • 2 tablespoons corn oil
  • ½ teaspoon minced ginger
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • Garlic powder, to taste
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, add the sugar, ginger, and minced onion. Then, in goes the soy sauce, corn oil, and fresh garlic; blend till all the ingredients are completely combined, keep it aside. Take a baking dish and line it with aluminum foil. Place the chicken in it and coat it with the sauce. Keep the baking dish in the oven preheated at 325 °F, for 40 to 60 minutes. However, you must remember to turn the chicken after every fifteen minutes till it is cooked.
The best way to serve shoyu chicken is as a side dish with white or brown rice, or even noodles. So, if you are having a special party at home or need to take something for a potluck, shoyu chicken will be your best bet. So, try making one of these recipes and enjoy watching your friends and family savor the delicious dish with delight.