Mix the chicken with the sugar and marinate for an hour.
(I used boneless breast and a Zip-Lock bag works well)
Mix together the other seasonings (all but the water) and marinate for another hour or more.
Pour the water into a pan and bring to a boil. Add the chicken and the marinade and simmer, covered, for 1/2 hour over low heat, stirring occasionally. This will be enough to cook the chicken and evaporate most of the liquid.