Soy Sauce Chicken

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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.


  • 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


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

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.

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

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cook time: 35 mins
Total time: 55 mins
Servings: 8 – Yield: –



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