I combined a couple recipes I was given by my neighbor for shoyu chicken! This what was the result...
5 lbs skinless chicken thighs (on bone)
2 TBS Oil
1 cup shoyu
1 cup brown sugar
2 anise (whole)
6 cloves of garlic (sliced in half)
6 slices of fresh ginger
1. In a pot, heat oil on high heat and brown chicken thighs.
2. Add shoyu and brown sugar.
3. Add the rest of the ingredients.
4. Boil for 40 minutes on medium heat uncovered (1 hour if not placing in crockpot).
Crock pot option: since I was making this for a party, I placed it in the crock pot at that point for 1 hour on low, and then turned it to keep warm.
It was so tender and the flavor was amazing!! The meat fell right off the bones! SUPER EASY to make!!!
For those of you who don't know what anise is... it is a spice that has a very similar flavor as licorice. It adds a beautiful blend of flavors to the shoyu chicken!
This can be found in your oriental stores (not sure if regular grocery stores carry it too).
This recipe was a hit at the potluck!