Kaulana'z Grinds Shoyu Chicken

Kaulana'z Grinds Shoyu Chicken Recipe

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Gale Medeiros-Costa


When my eldest son decided to buy and operate a lunch truck, I made this shoyu chicken for him. The sauce is my own and it became one of his best sellers! The recipe here is a single recipe, good enough for 4lbs of chicken thighs.

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20 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top


3/4 c
soy sauce, low sodium (aloha shoyu is my preferred brand)
1/2 c
brown sugar, lightly packed
1 c
2 slice
ginger, thumb size
4-5 lb
chicken thighs, rinsed.

How to Make Kaulana'z Grinds Shoyu Chicken


  • 1In a large pot, heat shoyu and sugar until sugar is dissolved, careful not to boil it.
  • 2Add rest of the ingredients.
  • 3Cook on medium to medium high heat for 45 minutes or until chicken is almost falling off the bone. Do not cover as the condensation from the covered pot will dilute all that goodness. Occasionally turn the chicken over so that all pieces cook evenly in the sauce.
  • 4Serve over hot rice with a side of macaroni salad or cole slaw.

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About Kaulana'z Grinds Shoyu Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Hawaiian/Polynesian
Dietary Needs: Low Sodium
Other Tag: Quick & Easy