Sweet Shoyu Chicken and Grilled Asparagus – So Ono!

chicken asparagus recipe

This is one of the few meals where my son actually asks for more vegetables! Truthfully, I think he likes it because he can eat his vegetables with his fingers without me scolding him! =) Mix it up to your taste and enjoy!


  • 3lbs of Chicken (drumsticks or wings work great!)
  • Fresh asparagus
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ tbsp. melted butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

Chicken Marinade:

  • ½ white onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp. fresh ginger
  • 6-7 gloves of fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 cup Shoyu (soy sauce)

Cooking Sauce:

  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. molasses
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tbsp. Shoyu
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

1. Marinate chicken overnight (or 4 hours minimum).


  1. Pre-heat grill to medium heat.
  2. Prep asparagus (clean and cut end of stalk). Marinate in olive oil, melted butter and garlic.
  3. Grill chicken until almost done.
  4. Brush chicken with the cooking sauce. Let cook 1 minute then turn and brush the other side.
  5. Repeat several times or until chicken is fully cooked.
  6. Place asparagus on grill. Cook until desired crispness.
  7. Serve HOT!

About the Author

Margo loves to eat! Growing up watching her family cook Sunday dinners inspired her love for food. She believes it isn't just what people eat, it's how they feel when they eat it. If you don't hear an "Oh my gaud!" after that first bite, all that work just might not be worth it! Here, you'll find some of her all time favorite foods - full meals, yummy snacks and anything else she happens to create! Enjoy!

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  1. I would really like to try this one! It looks really yummy and healthy too. But, I may skip the chicken skin, though.

  2. MikeNo Gravatar says:

    I love asparagus and the chicken looks great. The greasy skin and all!

  3. ReeceNo Gravatar says:

    i can tell this dish is going to taste as good as it looks, nice simple healthy food.

  4. Andy KingNo Gravatar says:

    Seems little sweet and yummy. I have got all ingredients and I am gonna try tonight.

    keep it up


  5. I’ve been seeing a lot of recipes lately with asparagus as a side to chicken. Weird.

    I guess it’s my subconscious telling me that I need to substitute asparagus for potatoes.

  6. This looks yummy and healthy! Might try it with chicken breast without the skin, just for a healthier option, so I can have dessert after! 😉

  7. CurtNo Gravatar says:

    That chicken marinade is really heavy on the garlic. Just the way I like it. Lots of tang there too with the Soy sauce and ginger.

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