Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Shoyu Chicken is a popular Hawaiian dish. It is often served with rice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.
  2. Add the chicken thighs, and toss to evenly coat.
  3. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and marinate the chicken in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  4. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  5. Remove the chicken thighs from the marinade.
  6. Discard the remaining marinade.
  7. Grill the chicken thighs on the preheated grill until cooked through, about 15 minutes per side.
Most Helpful

This was so good. Loved the mix of flavors. I used boneless skinless thighs so mine didn't have to cook quite as long. Thanks for posting.

MsSally August 25, 2011

Good chicken. I love teriyaki marinades that are made from scratch - they taste much better than the purchased ones. I minced the ginger rather than grate it because I like to get those little 'bites'. Easy and good. Thanks Lainey for a nice dinner. Made for ZWT7 for the Emerald City Shakers.

lazyme June 19, 2011