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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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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

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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