Miso Honey Chicken

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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.

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I stash chicken, fish, and pork chops in the freezer through the warm months to thaw and throw on the grill at a moments notice.

There are so many ways to season protein, I never get tired of grilling.

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Today’s Miso Honey Chicken 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.

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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.

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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.

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Try serving Miso Honey Chicken with…

Crunchy Asian Slaw

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White Bean and Edamame Salad

Miso Honey Chicken

Yield: 6-8

Prep Time:5 minutes

Cook Time:10 minutes

5 / 5 (5 Reviews)
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Miso Honey Chicken, a grilled chicken recipe with vibrant savory-sweet flavor and a crusty exterior.


  • 3-4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast or thighs
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup white miso paste
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper


  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6-8, Serving Size: 1 piece

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 463 Calories
  • Total Fat: 18.9g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.2g
  • Cholesterol: 151mg
  • Sodium: 657mg
  • Carbohydrates: 23.5g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Sugar: 20.4g
  • Protein: 52.3g
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15 comments on “Miso Honey Chicken

  1. Carolineposted February 6, 2018 at 2:52 pm Reply

    Very, realy very nice recipe! Thank you.

    Rating: 5
  2. alan benposted January 2, 2017 at 2:01 pm Reply

    it tastes absolutely delicious , i love it
    I will make it for my wife in here birthday
    Thank you

    Rating: 5
  3. Medusposted August 30, 2016 at 6:27 am Reply

    Love this, it tastes absolutely delicious. Tried this last night and my son was asking for more. So Thanks for this incredible recipe, will make there more often.

    Rating: 5
  4. Emily.CLposted July 5, 2016 at 6:08 am Reply

    Yummy, I can not stand it

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  6. Eric Skogsethposted May 20, 2016 at 8:52 am Reply

    Great dish, made it with Jasmine rice and grilled broccoli. My family really enjoyed it.

    Rating: 5
  7. Anna.Pposted May 20, 2016 at 3:46 am Reply

    It’s really simple and delicious recipe. My kids love chicken and I think they will be loved this. I have question- can I use sous vide machine?
    Thank for the yummy dish.

    Rating: 5
  8. naomiposted May 19, 2016 at 11:09 am Reply

    Love the simple flavors of this dish!

  9. Megan {Country Cleaver}posted May 18, 2016 at 11:03 pm Reply

    Simple flavors area lways best in summer!! I can’t wait to fire up the grill for this!

  10. Gaby Dalkinposted May 18, 2016 at 10:55 pm Reply

    Sometimes the best recipes come from fridge finds! This looks absolutely delicious 

  11. Heather Christoposted May 18, 2016 at 2:09 pm Reply

    Look so delicious!!! perfect for weeknights!

  12. Marla Meridithposted May 18, 2016 at 12:58 pm Reply

    My kiddos will LOVE this chicken! 

  13. Mariaposted May 18, 2016 at 10:14 am Reply

    Josh loves grilled chicken and he will love this recipe!

  14. Kayeposted May 18, 2016 at 10:09 am Reply

    I just ordered some white miso so I will definitely try this recipe. Thanks!

  15. Emily @ Life on Foodposted May 18, 2016 at 8:30 am Reply

    I am always looking for more chicken recipes, especially if they are easy.  This looks great.