Easy Shoyu Chicken

By Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Adapted from The Tall Girl Cooks and Baking Nana

Easy Shoyu Chicken

Easy, one skillet meal, using economical boneless, skinless chicken thighs that are bathed in a delicious Asian flavored sauce.


  • 8 (approx. 2 lbs.)  well-trimmed, boneless, skinless chicken thighs (remove any visible fat)
  • 1 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tsp. grated fresh ginger (or more to your liking)
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. sambal oelek-chili paste (or more or less to your liking)
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 TBS. cornstarch, dissolved in 1-2 TBS cold water
  • sliced green onions and toasted sesame seeds, for garnish, if desired


  1. In small bowl, combine the soy sauce, brown sugar, water, ginger, garlic, sambal oelek and black pepper.
  2. Pour mixture into large skillet and turn heat to med-high. Add in the chicken thighs and turn to coat in sauce. Allow mixture to come to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, and loosely cover.
  3. Cook chicken for about 30 minutes or until chicken is done. (internal temperature of 165 degrees F)
  4. Remove chicken to platter, and whisk in the cornstarch/water mixture. Continue to cook until the sauce is thickened. Return chicken to sauce and turn off heat. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds if desired.

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.

Cook time: 00 hrs. 35 mins.

Total time: 45 mins.

Tags: chicken, chicken thighs, easy recipe, soy, Asian

Servings - 4   Serving Size - 2 chicken thighs and 1/4 of the sauce in the recipe   Points Plus per Serving - 9 Points+

Calories - 312.1,   Total Fat - 5.4g,   Carb. - 43.9g,   Protein - 31.2g,   Fiber - 0.6g