11/14/12

Shoyu Chicken (+ a Ninja Cooking System GIVEAWAY! [now closed])

There are sooo many delicious things to eat in Hawaii.

Hawaiian Shoyu Chicken

One of my favorites is Shoyu Chicken. And today I’m excited to share my family’s recipe with you. In my opinion, it’s one of the best around.

Hawaiian Shoyu Chicken in Ninja Cooking Systems

Growing up, we always made Shoyu Chicken on the stovetop. But I recently make it in my brand new Ninja Cooking System, and was so pleased with the results. 

What’s awesome about the Ninja Cooking System is that in addition to slow cooker settings, it also has stovetop settings so you can braise meat, sear onions – or in this case, boil the marinade – before doing the slow cooking. It seems so obvious, but does your slow cooker do that? I dont think so.

Hawaiian Shoyu Chicken
 
Even Sam noticed a difference when I made this recipe in the Ninja. It was extra tender and flavorful. I served the chicken with my healthier version of Hawaiian mac salad, brown rice and spicy kimchi for a little taste of home.

So now to the good news: you can make melt-in-your-mouth Shoyu Chicken – plus a ton of other fantastic things – in a Ninja Cooking System of your own! Enter the giveaway below, just in time for the holidays.


**Ninja Cooking System Giveaway!** 

Comment below with your favorite slow cooker recipe. Your comment qualifies as an entry. Bonus entries for liking Margaritas In The Rain on Facebook and following me on Twitter (or let me know if you already have). I’ll draw a winner using random.org at 12pm ET on 11/20/12. Winner will be contacted using the email provided in the comments section. Good luck!

Note: Ninja Cooking Systems provided the Slow Cookers, but I was not compensated for this post. The views are my own. This slow cooker is really cool, you guys.

Congrats to our winner, Natalie G. of Portland!

 
Shoyu Chicken

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Ingredients
1 cup water
1 cup shoyu (soy sauce)
1 cup sugar
1 T sesame seeds
1 tsp crushed red pepper
8-10 slices of ginger, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick
2 pounds (approx. 8 pieces) skinless chicken thighs

Instructions
Cook all ingredients on High until boiling, continuing to mix until sugar disolves. Reduce to Low on Ninja Cooking System and let cook for up to 8 hours (the longer the better for flavor!). Or, if making on a stovetop, simply simmer on low for 1 hour.

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25 Responses to "Shoyu Chicken (+ a Ninja Cooking System GIVEAWAY! [now closed])"

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  1. I’ve adapted this for the the slow cooker: http://www.kevinandamanda.com/recipes/dinner/perfect-pulled-pork-slow-roasted-seasoned-savory.html

    AND I already follow you on facebook and twitter…and I want a Ninja so badly that I will not be sharing your recipe with anyone until after the contest ends… Just say’n.

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  2. I love making pot roast with a gravy and onion mix, chopped green peppers, chopped onions, and potatoes.

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  3. My favorite is simply chicken, potatoes, and carrots.
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  4. I like cooking lasagna in the slow cooker, using the easy cook noodles.
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  5. I follow you on twitter(Kellysaver)
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  6. My favorite slow cooker recipe is potroast. It’s so good!
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  7. liked Margaritas In The Rain on Facebook as Amy Orvin

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  8. Following you on twitter as @amyorvin
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  9. My favorite slow cooker recipe is for Hot Fudge Peanut Butter Cake. It’s a sin but you can actually make it with Splenda or other sugar substitute and it’s not as sinful.

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  10. I like you on Facebook. Deb Christie
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  11. I follow you on Twitter. @KismetChris

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  12. Julie

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    I like making chicken and dumplings
    thanks
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    like u on fb Julie AScott Laws
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  14. I like cooking lentils in a slow cooker.

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  15. Hey Marisa! I am going to try this recipe tonight. My favorite crock pot recipe is buffalo meat pasta sauce with lots of garlic and kale. Here is hoping I win the crock pot! I like you on FB too so my chances are double!

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  16. My favorite recipe is to make salsa chicken in the crockpot

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  17. I like Margaritas In The Rain on Facebook

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  18. I follow you on twitter (@freebiequeen15)

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  19. josh

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    When I bought my first crock pot, the woman checking me out asked if I was making a ‘Frito Pie” of course, I wasn’t buying chili or chips or cheese and asked what it was she meant. “That’s the crock pot recipe, I use!”

    I still haven’t made that particular dish, but do love a crock! If I had to pick a fav, it would likely be pulled pork, with a green chili stew. Actually is there any food better than slow cooked pork? Thanks for the draw, Marisa!!

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  20. BR

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    I like making Cuban Pork Roast. A nice twist on pork roast. Serve with black beans and fried plantains!

    http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/563/Cuban_Pork_Roast21981.shtml

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  21. Ashley H

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    OMG I want a Ninja! Hopefully I have good luck in this entry too 🙂

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  22. I love the breakfast french toast
    http://skinnyms.com/slow-cooker-french-toast-casserole/

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  23. like on facebook: michelle b
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  24. Natalie Gillespie

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    One of my favorite slow cooker recipes consists of chicken breasts, can of cut pineapple and Yoshida’s Hawaiian sweet and sour sauce served over rice. Easiest recipe ever! And I definitely follow you on facebook 🙂

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