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Shoyu Chicken

A delicious way to amp up your dinner
Shoyu Chicken
Photo courtesy of Sue Nakashima

This simple recipe for shoyu chicken comes straight from Hawaii. The recipe is courtesy of one of the most iconic grocery stores in Maui Pukalani Superette which has been in business since 1955. 

This recipe is courtesy of Sue Nakashima, second generation owner of Pukalani Superette

Ready in
24 h and 55 m
10 m
(prepare time)
45 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


  • 5 Pounds chicken thighs – skin on
  • 2 Cups Aloha Shoyu soy sauce – that’s Hawaii's go-to brand but if you can’t get it any soy sauce will do
  • 2 Cups white sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 1/4 Cup sherry wine


Combine all ingredients and marinate for 24 hours.

Bake chicken in marinating liquid at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes, or until the skins are golden brown.

This yields 24 pieces of chicken.