Easy Hawaiian Shoyu Chicken

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Yield: 4

Prep Time: 20 MIN

Total Time: 30 MIN


Easy Hawaiian shoyu chicken is a quick weeknight meal with lots of sweet, sticky sauce.


1 cup jasmine rice

1/2 packed cup brown sugar 

1/4 cup soy sauce

1/2 cup light beer

3 garlic cloves, finely minced

One 2-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and finely minced

1 tablespoon mirin

1 tablespoon Japanese rice vinegar

1 teaspoon blackstrap molasses

Four 6-ounce skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into cubes

Green onions, thinly sliced, for garnish


In a small pot, cook the rice according to the package directions.

In a medium pot, combine the sugar, soy sauce, beer, garlic, ginger, mirin, vinegar and molasses with 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil over high heat; boil hard for 10 minutes, until the sauce thickens. Reduce the heat to low and add the chicken. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. Season with sea salt.

Serve the chicken over the rice, garnished with green onions.