Shoyu Chicken

Shoyu Chicken

Shoyu Chicken is a staple dish in Hawaiian plate lunches.  It’s easy to make and the flavors are simple, but it is so “Ono”!

I was recently reminded of how much I love Shoyu Chicken and how perfect it is for potlucks when Chelsea made it for a dinner.  It is typically served over rice.  However, you can show up to any potluck with or without the rice, and everyone will still love you for bringing this dish.

Thank you, Chelsea, for sharing this recipe!

Note:  Ingredients are listed per pound of chicken.  You will definitely want to double, triple, or quadruple the qty of ingredients, depending on how much chicken you have.


1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs

1/2 cup Aloha Shoyu (or you can use regular soy sauce instead; I prefer low sodium)

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 T. minced garlic

2 T. ginger, crushed and minced (leave in big pieces if you don’t like to eat bits of ginger)

There are three options for cooking this recipe.  Choose any one as they are all great!:

#1 – Simmer slow and low on the stovetop for at least one hour.  The longer the better.

#2 – Cook in the electric pressure cooker for 13 minutes perfectly.

#3 – Cook in the slow cooker on low for 4 to 5 hours.

You’re ready for potluck time!

New Pic! – Crockpot Sausage and Pasta Sauce

Crockpot Sausage and Pasta Sauce

Just added this picture to our Crockpot Sausage and Pasta Sauce recipe!

Crockpot Sausage and Pasta Sauce

Crockpot Sausage and Pasta Sauce

This is an easy, hearty, and delicious main dish, shared by Jamie G!  You can’t go wrong with this at your next potluck.

Using sausage links in this recipe also makes great Italian sausage sandwiches.  The leftovers can be frozen, although I doubt you’ll have any!


2 pounds mild or spicy Italian sausage (ground or links)

1 jar of your favorite pasta sauce

2 – 14.5 oz Hunts stewed tomatoes

1 sliced onion

1 sliced bell pepper

1/4 cup red or white wine (optional)

1 tsp. dried oregano

1 tsp. dried basil

1 tsp. garlic salt


Spray crockpot with PAM and put in sausage (if you use ground sausage, Jamie recommends putting pinches of the sausage into the bottom of the crockpot), onion, and bell pepper.  Pour in the pasta sauce, stewed tomatoes, wine, oregano, basil, garlic salt, and pepper.  Cook on low for 4 to 5 hours (or on high for 3 hours) or until sausage is cooked.  Serve over any type of pasta noodle.