Miso Honey Chicken
Easy Miso Honey Chicken Recipe – A grilled chicken recipe with vibrant savory-sweet flavor and a crusty exterior.
Why We Love This Miso Honey Chicken Recipe
Crusty juicy Miso Honey Chicken, a simple healthy recipe for quick mid-week meals.
Summer is just around the corner and I cannot wait for grill season!
We grill all year long. Yet in the summer, grilling is our primary source of cooking. In fact, 4-6 nights a week our dinner comes off the grill.
I stash chicken, fish, and pork chops in the freezer through the warm months to thaw and throw on the grill at a moment’s notice.
There are so many ways to season protein, I never get tired of grilling. And this honey chicken with miso is one of my favorite things to grill! It has the perfect combination of flavors. The miso is savory and filled with umami flavors, and the honey balances it out beautifully.
Miso Chicken Recipe with 5 Ingredients
Today’s Miso Honey Chicken Recipe is a recent discovery I made while cleaning out the fridge. I had a tub of aromatic white miso paste in the back of the refrigerator with just a little left in the bottom.
I thought I’d try using it in a glaze for grilled chicken to free up room in the refrigerator.
White miso paste has such a lovely floral fragrance and salty note, I knew it would pair nicely with honey.
After whisking together a quick glaze of honey, miso paste, sesame oil, and crushed red pepper, I brushed it over chicken breasts and threw them on the grill.
The honey and miso created a fabulous crusty exterior with a salty-sweet caramelized flavor, that sealed in the juices of the chicken. Grilled perfect in my mind!
My impromptu Miso Honey Chicken was so good, I knew I had to share it with you right away so you can enjoy it all summer long.
What Ingredients You Will Need
- 3-4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast or chicken thighs
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup white miso paste
- 3 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
How to Make Honey Chicken
Preheat the grill to medium heat. In a small bowl, whisk the honey, miso paste, sesame oil, and crushed red pepper together.
Taste and salt if needed. *Some miso pastes are extremely salty. With mine, I added about 1 teaspoon of salt.
Place the chicken pieces on the hot grill. Brush the miso paste mixture over the tops of the chicken pieces.
Grill for 5 minutes, then flip and brush the remaining paste over the grilled chicken.
Grill another 5 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. Serve warm.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does this chicken last in the fridge?
You can store the leftover chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days.
What other variations can I make with this recipe?
You can use this as a marinade for baked chicken on a sheet pan if you do not own a grill. The flavor combination will still taste amazing. You can also add spice by using red pepper flakes. Garnish the top of the chicken with sesame seeds or chopped green onions.
What about adding garlic cloves?
If you are a huge garlic lover, you can add minced garlic to the marinade, or add it to the side dishes/veggies that you plan to serve with the chicken. Or you can make our Chinese Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe instead.
Try serving Miso Honey Chicken with…
- Crunchy Asian Slaw
- Roasted Broccoli
- Wilted Honey Butter Kale
- White Bean and Edamame Salad
- Roasted Cauliflower Rice (If you want to be low carb and gluten-free)
- Shoestring French Fries
- Brown Rice and Quinoa Recipe by My Crazy Good Life
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Miso Honey Chicken Recipe
- Preheat the grill to medium heat. In a small bowl, whisk the honey, miso paste, sesame oil, and crushed red pepper together. Taste and salt if needed. *Some miso pastes are extremely salty. With mine, I added about 1 teaspoon of salt.
- Place the chicken pieces on the hot grill. Brush the miso paste over the tops of the chicken pieces. Grill for 5 minutes, then flip and brush the remaining paste over the grilled chicken. Grill another 5 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. Serve warm.