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Shoyu chicken with potatoes and eggs

Shoyu Chicken With Potatoes And Eggs

Easy and cheap recipe using a whole chicken from local brand 50th State Poultry.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Cuisine: Local


  • 1 50th State Poultry whole chicken
  • 2 cloves garlic Thinly chopped.
  • 1 in Ginger Thickly sliced.
  • ½ onion Large cubes.
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small chili pepper Optional.
  • ½ c shoyu Soy sauce.
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 c water
  • 1 package deep-fried tofu Cubed.
  • 10 eggs Hardboiled.
  • 3 potatoes Cubed.
  • 1 c green onions Finely chopped.


  • The 50th State Poultry chicken is smaller, but cut it into sections like any normal chicken: wings (2 pieces), legs (2 pieces), and breast (cut in half down the middle then into three pieces). The left over bones (back and rib cage) can be frozen and used to make a broth later.
  • Add oil to the dutch oven and adjust the temperature to high heat. Add onion, garlic, and ginger. Mix continuously for about 3 minutes.
    Optional: Add one chili pepper, thinly chopped.
  • Add in the chicken when you smell the onion and garlic cooking in the hot oil. Stir continuously. Add the shoyu and adjust the temperature to medium heat.
  • 1 minute later add the brown sugar and water. Raise the temperature to high heat to allow the shoyu to cook and the brown sugar to melt. Cover until it boils (about 5 minutes).
  • Uncover and add deep-fried tofu. Mix gently. Cover again and reduce heat to medium for 6 - 8 minutes.
  • Uncover and add the hardboiled eggs and potatoes. Mix gently and cover. Cook for 20 minutes. The sweet shoyu flavor will soak deeply into the chicken, tofu, eggs, and potatoes during this time.
    Optional: Add any other root vegetables at this time such as other potato varieties, carrots, daikon, lotus root, taro, or even gobo.
  • Turn off the stove and top with green onions when you're ready to serve.


  • Mom actually used leftover baked potatoes from 2 dinners ago. They didn't melt away, which is always a concern when you cook russet potatoes too long. Instead they sucked up a lot of flavor and may have been the highlight of this dinner.
  • Mom also made a batch of green onion pies and it was perfect with shoyu chicken. Shoyu chicken makes a lot of extra juicy sauce. Usually we pour it over a hot bowl of rice, but this time we dipped the green onion pie into it and it was delicious.
  • You don't have to use this exact chicken for this recipe. Any chicken will do, even frozen.
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