Shoyu Chicken with Chicken Thighs

A delicious recipe that reminds me of one of our favourite recipes…Adobe ChickenThe chicken is cooked on the stove in a sauce so it is very simple to make & total time is less than an hour from start to finish.

The recipe comes from The Food Network, courtesy of Aida Mollenkamp.

We really like chicken thighs so I am always on the lookout for recipes. And…we like Asian flavours so this recipe was just what I was looking for the other night for dinner.

I sautéed some broccoli, mushrooms & peppers, cooked up some rice & dinner was ready! Oh, and I sprinkled sesame seeds on the chicken..makes it look nice!

Here is the recipe *** I made 1/2 the recipe…so I am going to give you the ingredients for how I made the chicken. I used 8 chicken thighs so we had 2 meals for 2 of us….You can double the recipe if you want to make more


8 chicken thighs, bone-in

2 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth

1 cup soy sauce

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup mirin or seasoned rice vinegar

2 tsp crushed garlic…oil use 4 cloves of crushed garlic if you like a lot of garlic

2 heaping tsp ginger from a jar, or… one 4 inch piece of ginger smashed

1 tsp pepper

5 tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 5 tbsp water…. *** I add more cornstarch & water since I wanted the liquid to be thicker.. then I had some lumps…so I had to put the liquid through a sieve to get the lumps out!

Sesame seeds for garnish

Thinly sliced green onions for garnish *** I did not use the green onions


  1. Put the chicken thighs, chicken broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger & pepper into a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, then cover the pot & then lower the heat & simmer for about 30 – 35 minutes. Turn the chicken throughout the cooking time a couple of times. Test the chicken to make sure if is cooked completely or cook it longer.
  2. Remove the chicken from the pot & put onto a serving platter & set aside
  3. You can strain the liquid if you want to remove the pieces of garlic & ginger, but I did not do this.
  4. Cook the liquid to reduce it for about 10 minutes
  5. Now, add the cornstarch mixture & bring to a boil
  6. Put the cooked chicken back into the pot & coat all the pieces with the sauce
  7. Serve with the sauce, sesame seeds sprinkled on top & green onions if you want to use them!

I served this with sautéed vegetables & rice



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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!

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