Broaden your horizons and make this delicious traditional Hawaiian dish, shoyu chicken. Bone in, skin on chicken thighs are slowly braised in a pot on a stove top with an amazingly fragrant and flavorful sauce made from scratch. The dish flavors are dynamite.
Chicken is fall apart in your mouth tender, bursting with exotic and aromatic flavors. This dish is savory, sweet, fragrant and extremely delicious. It is very popular and famous in Hawaii, but with this recipe you can make this mouthwatering unique dish in the comfort of your own house.
The sauce is luxuriously rich and thick. With a bounty of herbs and spices it is sure to excite your taste buds. Dominant flavors of soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger and garlic all come together with the rest of the seasonings to create this delicious sauce. Chicken thighs are slowly braised in this bold tasting concoction, until perfectly cooked and juicy. Skin and bones also aid in even more deep and complex flavor of the sauce.
Cornstarch serves as a thickening agent making the sauce a perfect consistency. Another star ingredients is a Chinese 5 spice that is widely used in Asian and Arabic cuisines. It is a blend of five different spices: cinnamon, cloves, fennel, star anise, and Szechwan peppercorns and is very potent and fragrant. You can absolutely omit it if you do not like it.
I usually serve shoyu chicken with a side of a boiled white rice to soak in all the delicious sauce and fresh, crisp salad to add an unbeatable freshness.
Follow the steps below to make this Hawaiian cuisine masterpiece.