Miso Glazed Chicken: A Fusion of Savory and Sweet


Embark on a flavorful journey with Miso Glazed Chicken, a dish that beautifully combines the umami richness of miso with a subtle sweetness. This Japanese-inspired recipe features tender chicken pieces coated in a delectable miso glaze, creating a perfect balance of savory and sweet flavors. It's an easy yet impressive dish that's sure to delight any palate.

Miso Glazed Chicken: A Fusion of Savory and Sweet

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 chicken thigh

Nutritional Profile (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 350 kcal
  • Protein: 24g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fat: 20g
  • Cholesterol: 110mg
  • Sodium: 850mg
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 10g


  • Chicken thighs, boneless and skinless: 800g (1.76 lbs / 28 oz)
  • White miso paste: 60g (2.1 oz)
  • Mirin: 30ml (1 oz)
  • Soy sauce: 30ml (1 oz)
  • Honey: 30ml (1 oz)
  • Garlic, minced: 10g (0.35 oz)
  • Fresh ginger, grated: 10g (0.35 oz)
  • Sesame oil: 15ml (0.5 oz)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Prepare the Glaze: In a bowl, whisk together miso paste, mirin, soy sauce, honey, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil.
  2. Marinate Chicken: Coat the chicken thighs in the miso glaze and let them marinate for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  3. Bake: Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Place the chicken on a baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes, or until cooked through.
  4. Broil for Finish: For a caramelized finish, broil the chicken for the last 2-3 minutes.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Marination Time: The longer the chicken marinates, the more flavorful it will be.
  • Basting: Baste the chicken with extra glaze halfway through cooking for added moisture and flavor.
  • Broiling: Keep a close eye on the chicken while broiling to prevent burning.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use a different type of miso?

Yes, red or yellow miso can be used for a deeper flavor.

What can I serve with Miso Glazed Chicken?

It pairs well with steamed rice, stir-fried vegetables, or a simple salad.

Can I grill the chicken instead of baking?

Absolutely! Grilling will add a delightful smoky flavor.

How do I store and reheat leftovers?

Store in the refrigerator and reheat in the oven or microwave.