Soy Sauce Chicken


This chicken with soy sauce recipe is a delicious, fast, and easy weeknight dinner. The chicken comes out flavorful with a sweet and tangy glaze. Serve with rice and steamed snow peas for a complete meal.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup soy sauce

  • 1 cup water

  • ¼ cup minced garlic

  • ¼ cup minced fresh ginger

  • 5 pounds bone-in chicken thighs with skin

  • ¼ cup chopped green onions


  1. Combine sugar, soy sauce, water, garlic, and ginger into a large stockpot over medium heat; stir until sugar dissolves.

  2. Add chicken thighs and bring to a boil. Simmer, turning the chicken thighs with tongs every 5 minutes, until the sauce is a rich, brown glaze and the chicken is no longer pink at the bone and juices run clear, about 35 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Remove pot from the heat and let cool 10 minutes.

  3. Transfer chicken thighs to a platter; sprinkle with chopped green onions.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

564 Calories
28g Fat
30g Carbs
47g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 564
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 160mg 53%
Sodium 1941mg 84%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 47g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 431mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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