Obas Shoyu Chicken

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by chicagorob

This is the easiest and best tasting Hawaiian chicken dish I've ever found. I made it for my church's luau and the chicken ran out long before the roast pig did.

Top Review by alicia250

I usually only make half or 1/4 the suggested amount, and I only use chicken breast, but this is so simple and so tasty that it became and instant favorite. Love it!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 boneless chicken thighs (or a mix of boneless thighs and breasts)
  • 2 cups soy sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 1 small chopped onion
  • 1 cup sugar


  1. Put the soy sauce, water, garlic, onion, and sugar in a large pot.
  2. Heat slowly so the sugar dissolves.
  3. If it is sour then add more sugar, too salty then add more water.
  4. If the sauce tastes good then throw in the chicken and simmer about 45 minutes.
  5. The liquid ingredients should thicken to a very good sauce.
  6. Serve over rice.

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