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Shoyu Chicken Recipe - Polynesian Cultural Center Ali'i Luau


Shoyu Chicken, chicken marinated in soy sauce, sugar, garlic and ginger, is a favorite at many Hawaiian luaus.

This recipe is courtesy of the Polynesian Cultural Center on Oahu. Shoyu Chicken is served at their Ali'i Luau.

For more information on the Polynesian Cultural Luau Center Ali'i Luau visit their website.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: 6 servings


  • 3 lbs fryer chicken
  • 1 cup shoyu (soy sauce)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 whole star anise, mashed
  • Chinese parsley and green onion garnishes


Steam chicken for 30 minutes. In a frying pan, combine ingredients for sauce and let simmer for 15 minutes. Place chicken in sauce and simmer chicken for 5 minutes on each side till chicken is well coated with sauce. Chop chicken and arrange on platter. Garnish with Chinese parsley and green onion. Serves 6 people.
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