Introducing the Savory Shoyu Chicken Crockpot

The delicious aroma of a simmering stew is the perfect way to welcome everyone home for dinner. For a special evening meal, we suggest introducing your family and friends to a traditional Hawaiian icon: shoyu chicken crockpot. The tantalizing mix of a tangy soy sauce base, sweet carrots, and charred boneless chicken thighs will tantalize the senses, and the crockpot means you can whip it up with minimal time invested.

Unique Ingredients and Cooking Methods

This shoyu chicken crockpot is loaded with flavorful ingredients that harmonize beautifully to create an unforgettable culinary experience. The soy sauce boasts umami, while the zesty garlic and ginger contribute a delicious and unmistakable zing. The sweetness of the carrots and onions blend seamlessly with the herby rosemary and thyme, and the boneless chicken thighs provide a hearty foundation to the dish.

This traditional Hawaiian recipe calls for the par-boiling of the chicken thighs in garlic and ginger-infused water before covering in soy sauce and brown sugar. This method yields a delicious charred exterior, with the chicken retaining a lusciously tender inside. And, it all comes together in the crockpot, which magically infuses all the ingredients for a stew everyone will love.

Perplexing and Bursting Flavors

This shoyu chicken crockpot is an explosion of exquisite flavors, each perplexing the palate and providing a unique culinary experience. The contrasting tang of the soy sauce and sweet brown sugar, flaunted with both a savory and herby influence, all coming together with the succulent and charred chicken is truly a burst of flavor to be rivaled.

An Anecdote of our Own

There’s nothing quite like gathering around the dinner table and feasting on a dish as delicious, yet as simple and comfortable, as shoyu chicken crockpot. I have warm memories of my mother preparing this dish for the whole family, and its one-pot cooking make it a great opportunity for conversation and family time.

Finally, the Recipe!


– 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
– 4 cloves garlic
– 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and grated
– 1/2 cup soy sauce
– 1/4 cup brown sugar
– 1 tablespoon sesame oil
– 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
– 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
– 2 carrots, sliced
– 2 celery stalks, diced
– 1 onion, sliced
– 1 teaspoon rosemary
– 1 teaspoon thyme
– 2/3 cup water


1. In a medium-sized pot, combine 2 cloves garlic, 2/3 cup water and the grated ginger. Bring to a boil and add the chicken thighs to the pot. Simmer for 8 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.

2. Put the cooked chicken in the crockpot along with the soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, pepper, and red pepper flakes.

3. Add the carrots, celery, onion, rosemary, thyme and remaining 2 cloves garlic to the crockpot.

4. Mix all the ingredients together, cover and cook on low heat for 6-7 hours or until vegetables are tender.

5. Once finished, garnish with sesame seeds and serve warm.

At the end of a long day, gathering around the kitchen table and enjoying a delightful shoyu chicken crockpot is always a good idea! This classic Hawaiian recipe is full of flavor and easy to make, so it’ll quickly become a family favorite. The contrasting tangy and sweet components of this incredible one-pot dish are balanced by the herby rosemary and thyme, leaving everyone’s taste buds shouting for more!

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