Mar 112013

Miso Marinated Chicken from Simple Recipes Dot  Me

I had a wonderful week in one of my favorite place…Cancun, as a matter of fact we go to the same place at least once a year…especially when I feel the need to unwind…

After spending so many days without any cooking I had to start slowly…to avoid any “shock”. This is a very simple recipe for a chicken marinate…the flavor of the white miso is delicate and not overwhelming. This marinate sure brings the grilled chicken to a different level. It is easy and works great when served with a side of green salad.

If you do not have your grill set, you can always pan fry on the stove.


4 to 6 deboned and skinless chicken thigh
1 tablespoon white miso diluted in 2 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
½ tablespoon chili oil
1 tablespoon cooking wine

Miso Marinated Chicken from Simple Recipes Dot Me

Miso Marinated Chicken from Simple Recipes Dot Me


Mix all the ingredients together except for the chicken and make a sauce.

Cover the chicken thighs with the sauce and set in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.

Place in a grill until fully cooked. Serve hot or warm.

Miso Marinated Chicken from Simple Recipes Dot  Me

Miso Marinated Chicken from Simple Recipes Dot  Me

If you enjoy this simple recipe for Miso Marinated Chicken, you might want to check on Miso Marinated Scallops or Speedy Miso Salmon.

Curiosity Corner Jan 2013
Did you know that miso is produced by the fermentation of soy? Moreover, it can be a product of fermentation of rice, wheat, hemp, buckwheat, barley or as well as the combination of many grains.

Thank you for stopping by Simple Recipes [Dot] Me and have a great week!

  51 Responses to “Grilled Miso Marinated Chicken”

  1. Love this Juliana! You’re right, it’s so simple and quick to prepare but the outcome is really good!
    Btw, glad to know you had a wonderful vacation!

  2. Welcome back my friend, lovely looking recipe 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  3. Im happy to see you again Juliana, this look perfect and delicious!!

  4. Glad you had a nice vacation!

    The chicken sounds good!

  5. Looks fantastic. I love using using miso paste for marinades. I often use it with pork. Yum.

  6. Yum this sounds so good, would be great for my dinner tonight!

  7. This sounds perfect for a weekday dinner, Juliana, and also simple for after-vacation blahs like I had after we got back from our warm weather vacation recently 🙂

  8. How awesome to get some rest and relaxation! Hmm great flavors!

  9. First word in my head upon seeing your pictures and the recipe was: “YUM!!” Where we live it is like Cancun but because of pressures of daily living, relaxation often goes out of the window! LOL

  10. I found miso in an Asian grocery but I was hesitant to buy it. This chicken looks delicious. I think I must pay this grocery a visit again!

  11. Yum! I so want to get a grill this summer.

  12. It feels like summer today with this 70-degree weather. And it’s not even spring yet??? No time like the present to fire up the grill to make some of this fine miso chicken.

  13. Welcome home-what a fabulous getaway! I would love a piece of your chicken, it looks so good with your miso marinade 😉

  14. Ai que delícia! It makes my mouth waters a lot… I love the grill marks on it.
    I am so glad that you are back. I hope you have had a great trip!!! xx

  15. Your chicken looks so deliciously moist Juliana! Just the way I love chicken 😀

  16. What a special & tasty sounding marinade! I never used a marinade or made it with miso before. I am new to miso.

    What is miso anyway?
    I must try this soon! The chicken loosmazng! Yum! x

  17. For the life of me, I cannot find miso paste in downtown Chicago. I suppose a trip up north is warranted now.

  18. This is definitely making it into this week’s meal rotation! I love it…so simple and yet it seems to full of flavor. Glad you had a nice trip Juliana.

  19. Welcome back, Juliana! I am sure you have had a wonderful time on holidays.
    You know how much I love Japanese food, so when I saw miso grilled chicken I instantly felt at home. I prepare it quite often (but under a broiler, I don’t have a grill) and must say that yours looks particularly successful (it’s easy to burn). I have never added chili oil. It sounds like a great idea.

  20. Sounds like you had a terrific time. And we’ll all have a terrific time when we make this! What a great dish – love the combo of flavors here. Thank you.

  21. Wooow …realmente lindo el marinado me encanta tiene un aspecto muy bueno,abrazos y abrazos

  22. Glad you had a great trip. And that chicken looks awesome, miso must give it sucha flavor boost.

  23. I’m glad you’re back!

  24. This looks delicious. I make miso soup often but never thought of using it as a marinade.

  25. This is a terrific idea for cooking chicken thigh with minimum efforts. And look — how moist the meat has turned out!

  26. Welcome back Juliana. A perfectly delicious and healthy dish.

  27. Glad you had a good time. It’s always hard to come home from a vacation and face normal. 🙂
    The chicken looks delicious and moist. Never thought to use miso as a marinade.

  28. This is a perfect recipe for my taste. I am unable to find the white miso, so am wondering if I can use the green version? I am gonna tried out this lovely chicken recipe and yes, to be served with fresh greens.

  29. The chicken must be very flavoursome with miso marinade!
    Welcome back!

  30. Simple yet elegant and delicious.

  31. Your chicken looks fantastic, Juliana, such great flavors. Cancun is a lovely place to unwind, so nice!

  32. Your chicken looks wonderful. I hope you had a great vacation.

  33. Hi Juliana, glad to know that you had a wonderful vacation. Your this chicken dish look awesome, I’m sure it’s finger licking good. 🙂

    Have a nice week ahead,regards.

  34. Great new idea to cook chicken! Thanks for the inspiration…

  35. I really like the way this sounds. The chicken must be bursting with flavor when you take it off the grill. My family will love this. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings…Mary

  36. i though i used to removed a lil bit of marinade from the chicken before grilling since it can be easily burned out and make it stick….
    your chicken is really looks juicy….

  37. Welcome back. I hope had a great time. These look yummy!

  38. I need miso in my life! That looks so delicious, my friend 🙂

  39. This looks delicious! It’s been so long since I’ve had grilled chicken and you’ve reminded me that I don’t use nearly enough miso. Yum!

  40. that is some juicy chicken, juliana! and for some reason, grill marks always make me really excited to eat something. 🙂

  41. Lucky you to be in Cancun! I’m looking at cold and rain today. I’m so jealous, but happy for you at the same time. This chicken looks fantastic. It makes me want to take out the grill – rain or shine!

  42. Boy, does this look outstanding, Juliana! I hope we’re grilling soon…I am SO tired of winter!!!

  43. wonderful recipe, Juliana–a simple way to insure moist grilled chicken, full of flavor. white miso has a delectable creaminess. glad you had a relaxing vacation in Cancun.

  44. Glad to read about you unwinding in Cancun…it sure is a great place for this activity ;o)

    About Miso, I have yet to put it into my grocery cart. The fact that it’s fermented is probably the most interesting part of this ingredient. Your easy recipe should get me started in the right direction. Thanks Juliana. Welcome back.

    Ciao for now,

  45. I’m sure you had a wonderful vacation in Cancun…welcome back home. Your grilled chicken looks delicious.

  46. Cancun is great – I’m sure you had a wonderful time. And this is such a nice and simple recipe, but one loaded with flavor. Love it! Thanks so much.

  47. Your chicken looks so moist and flavorful! A very yummy recipe.

  48. This looks good! Simple and delicious!

  49. Wow thats a nice chicken dish, it looks really delicious! Yum!

  50. I should try adding chili oil too! This is easy and delicious. I love using miso for cooking meat/fish!

  51. Yummy! Would love to eat this for dinner tonight!