Grilled Miso Chicken

READY IN: 1hr 25mins
Recipe by Akikobay

My mom makes miso every year and this is one of the first things that we make with her miso. The recipe (with a variety of differences) is readily available, but I tend to go with the most simple versions of things, so this is what we use. The grilling/broiling instructions are a bit vague, but grills are different enough that the operator should use whatever method they think is most reasonable, just keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn't burn. Burnt miso is not a good thing. Prep time includes marinating time.

Top Review by yogiclarebear

This was so lovely. I also used boneless skinless breasts that I chunked and skewered. It was just delicious. I didn't have any sake and just used the rice wine. I added a bit of sugar to a few pieces to try it, also delicoius! Will probably sweeten the marinade a tad next time. Thanks a lot for this great recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sake
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 2 tablespoons miso, preferably white miso
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 8 boneless chicken thighs (take the skin off if you prefer)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, lightly roasted


  1. Mix together the soy sauce, sake, mirin, miso, onions, ginger and garlic in a shallow dish.
  2. Place chicken pieces into marinade, turn to coat well and marinate for 1 hour, turning several times.
  3. Preheat grill so that it is very hot.
  4. This can also be broiled in the oven, turning only once halfway through the cooking time.
  5. Remove the chicken from the marinade and pat dry on kitchen paper.
  6. Grill the chicken until cooked through and juices run clear.
  7. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, serve with steamed rice.

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