Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tasty Tuesday Shoyou Chicken!

I think I'm out of recipe ideas, so I must dip into my files for one that Donna sent me a while back. Haven't tried it out yet, but it looks quite tasty! I didn't even fix dinner last night. We had Chinese takeout--per Sam's request as opposed to because I didn't have time to cook.

Well... maybe I didn't have time. I've been working on getting Unbridled published and getting fallen limbs out of the yard and getting the weed trimmer started (Budley did it with 3 pulls. Grrr...) and then he had to start the chainsaw for me and get it out of its chain break mode so I could cut the dead limbs out of the trees--at least the ones I could reach. But the lawn mower started right up, thanks to its new battery, and the yard is starting to look decent again. Ah, the joys of spring...

Take it away, Donna! 

"Shoyou Chicken is  Hawaii's answer to Teriyaki Chicken. Chicken thigh meat is marinated in a sweet spicy soy sauce marinade, then grilled and served with rice.

SHOYOU CHICKEN(12 servings)


  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger root
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika (optional)
  • 5 pounds skinless chicken thighs


  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. Add the chicken thighs, and toss to evenly coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and marinate the chicken in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  3. Remove the chicken thighs from the marinade. Discard the remaining marinade. Grill the chicken thighs on the preheated grill until cooked through, about 15 minutes per side.
And in case anyone is interested, Unbridled is now live on Amazon!


  1. Wow. His cock points at my mouth regardless of the angle I look at the computer.

  2. LOL! Follows you everywhere, doesn't it. Like Mona Lisa's eyes...

  3. SHOYOU CHICKEN and a OUTSTANDING ROOSTER!! This was not a easy lubrication job. I rubbed, he leaked. So I had to call in Alicia to cleanup the mess. Three hours later, she was still going at it. BUT I bet she'll say he was really TASTY!!

  4. Absolutely delicious! I'm gonna try the Chicken for lunch.

  5. Chocolate compliments chicken so well!! :-D