Teriyaki Chicken- Hawaiian Style

  • Teriyaki Chicken- Hawaiian Style

This recipe is A-MAZ-ING!!! My husband is half Hawaiian and this recipe comes from one of his good Hawaiian friends who cooks the best Hawaiian food. This is hands down our favorite teriyaki chicken recipe. The secret to this recipe is the Aloha brand soy sauce. Do not substitute with another brand or sadly you will have subpar teriyaki chicken.

The directions look long but this recipe is really easy to make. Just make sure you read through the directions completely before you start making it

Teriyaki Chicken- Hawaiian Style

Also seen on Kuki's Kookbook


3 pounds chicken thigh ( boneless, skinless )
1 cup soy sauce ( Aloha brand, DO NOT substitute )
1 cup water
1 cup Sugar
5 clove(s) garlic ( 3-5 cloves, crushed )
1 ginger root ( 2-3 slices, cut thin and lengthwise )


This is the basic ratio for the sauce, you will just increase it depending on how much meat you are soaking. You want there to be enough marinade that you can stir the meat freely. If it's hard to stir, you need to add more sauce. And make sure you use the Aloha brand soy sauce, if you substitute with another brand it won't be right. And I like to buy the packs of chicken thighs from Costco.

Combine the water and soy sauce and then dissolve the sugar in the liquid. Add the desired amounts of ginger and garlic. Add the chicken. You can soak the meat in the marinade for up to 3 days but you want to soak it for at least 24 hours. You can also boil the chicken in the sauce right after you make it if you want to eat it sooner than later.

After you have marinated the meat for a few days, you are ready to grill. I prefer grilling over charcoal, but a propane grill works fine too and is easier to get ready. Just cook the meat on the grill like you would any other meat. If you are cooking a lot, grill it on hot heat and then stick it in a put on the grill. Add a little fresh teriyaki sauce to the pot and it will steam the grilled chicken assuring the chicken ends up very tender and juicy.

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  1. Posted by Michelle R at

    I grew up in Hawaii and the locals call this Shoyu chicken! Try adding some toasted sesame seeds that were toasted in sesame oil. Throw some green onions on it and it is ono!!! Think I'm gonna put this on my next menu!! ;)

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