Hawaiian BBQ chicken

Hawaiian BBQ chicken


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About this recipe: Called shoyu chicken, this is a popular chicken dish on the islands of Hawaii. Succulent chicken thighs are marinated in a sweet soy sauce and barbecued. Excellent with steamed rice.

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Serves: 12 

  • 225ml soy sauce
  • 220g brown soft sugar
  • 225ml water
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red chilli flakes (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika (optional)
  • 2.3kg (5 lb) skinless chicken thighs

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:1hr marinating  ›  Ready in:1hr40min 

  1. Whisk together soy sauce, brown sugar, water, garlic, onion, ginger, black pepper, oregano, red chilli flakes, cayenne pepper and paprika in a large glass dish or ceramic bowl. Add chicken thighs and toss to coat evenly. Cover the bowl and marinate the chicken in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat an outdoor BBQ for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.
  3. Remove chicken thighs from the marinade; discard any remaining marinade. Barbecue chicken thighs on the preheated BBQ until cooked through, about 15 minutes per side.

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Very nice! !! Great for bbq!! I scrapped the chilli but I-m added would still be very tasty!!! Thumbs up!!!! xxx - 14 Apr 2014

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