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  • Serves: 4 Servings

Shoyu Chicken

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Category: Poultry, Hawaiian

 Ingredients List

  • 5 lb Chicken pieces
  • 1 c Low-sodium soy sauce
  • 6 tb Brown sugar
  • 1 Whole dried star anise
  • 2 ts Fresh ginger root, crushed
  • 1 tb Dry sherry
  • Chinese parsley (cilantro)
  • Green onions, chopped
  • (scallions) *


* Both ingredients are optional.

In a large pan, place chicken with soy sauce, brown sugar, star anise,
ginger, sherry, and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer over a
low flame, stirring occasionally to make sure that the chicken pieces are
all evenly exposed to the seasoning sauce.

If you use the Chinese parsley, cook a few stalks with the chicken.
Otherwise, use the green onions (scallions) fresh as a garnish.

If you want, you can thicken the sauce with cornstarch by removing a
tablespoon of the cooking liquid to a small bowl and stirring in about 1
teaspoon cornstarch, mixing well to dissolve. Add the mixture to the
cooking liquid after the chicken has been removed and stir over medium heat
until the sauce thickens. Pour over the chicken before serving.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Per serving: 581 calories, 18 gm carbohydrates, 195 mg cholesterol,
: 1780 mg sodium, 64 gm protein, 27 gm fat, 7 gm saturated fat

Recipe: "Favorite Island Cookery, Book 1," published by the Honpa
Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, a Buddhist temple in Honolulu.

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