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Baked Miso Chicken

Baked Miso Chicken

Change up your roasted chicken game a bit with addition of flavorful miso paste into your marinade. It adds delicious savory flavor to anything it touches. Hearty dinner in less than an hour!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons miso paste
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon mirin (aka rice wine)
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha (more if you like spicy)
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 bone-in skin-on chicken thighs, legs and/or wings
  • 1 green onion for garnish, optional
  • 1 teaspoon black or white toasted sesame seeds for garnish, optional

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together miso paste, sesame oil, olive oil, mirin, Sriracha, soy sauce and salt until nice and smooth.
  2. Place the chicken in a large ziplock bag and pour the prepared marinade. Squeeze out the air, as you close the bag. Massage the marinade into the meat to distribute it evenly. Marinade for 20-30 minutes. If you’re cooking right away, keep it at room temperature. If not cooking within 30 minutes, refrigerate until 30 minutes prior to cooking.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  4. Place the chicken in one layer in a baking pan. Bake for about 35 minutes, or until internal temperature registers 170°F (76°C).
  5. Garnish with sliced green onion and sesame seeds. Serve with steamed rice, or vegetables of your choice for a complete meal.

Recipe Notes:

Grilling Instructions: Preheat the grill to medium high. Place the chicken skin side down, cook until internal temperature reaches 185°F, about 40 minutes, flipping them over half way through.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 1 thigh

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 515 Calories
  • Total Fat: 39.5g
  • Cholesterol: 189.5mg
  • Sodium: 819.5mg
  • Carbohydrates: 4.9g
  • Sugar: 1.9g
  • Protein: 33g
Disclaimer: Nutritional information is estimate only. Read full disclosure here.
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2 comments on “Baked Miso Chicken”

  1. Hi, I am a senior. I am having a bit of a problem using miso paste. The miso doesn’t dissolve into a smooth paste. What am I doing wrong?  I am unable to use acidic items, miso is healthy & delicious. Please reply.

    Thank you,
    Sandy.

    • Hi, Sandy. Sorry for delay. Not sure why your miso paste is not dissolving. Do you store it in a refrigerator, right? Is it soft?

      P.S. I edited your comment to remove your e-mail address.

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