Midweek Miso & Honey Glazed Chicken

Miso & Honey Glazed Chicken

One of the little things I’m missing from Sydney is the weekend newspapers, to be honest I never really got through the whole Saturday one and the Sunday ones are a tad trashy but I loooourve the magazines. I always ask GT or anyone who is coming up here to bring them with them (you can buy them here but at triple the price it goes against the grain!, also I like really the physical paper better than online, how about you?).  Anyway where am I going with this?  The recipes in the mags, in particular Donna Hay’s.  The Sunday magazine that made it’s way to me the other day had some great miso recipes by Donna (like I know her, I don’t) and we love a bit of miso around here.  I tried, tested and slightly adapted (using the ingredients I had available) the Miso & Honey Glazed Chicken Wings which have gone down a treat every time.  These make a great family meal quick, easy and healthy.

Miso & Honey Glazed Chicken

The miso gives the usual honey soy chicken wings (see my recipe for those here which we also still love) an extra punch of flavour and they are very easy to make.

Apart from being very tasty miso is full of good nutrients like iron, calcium, potassium, B vitamins and protein.  As it is fermented it also puts good bacteria into our digestive systems (one of the reasons people rave about the healthy benefits of miso soup). This recipe uses miso paste which can be found in health food shops, Asian supermarkets, and in some general supermarkets too.  Would you like my take on the recipe now?

Miso & Honey Glazed Chicken

35 minutes

Serves 4 - 6


  • 1/3 C miso paste (whatever type you like)
  • 2 Tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 1/4 C honey
  • 1/4 C soy sauce or Tamari
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1Tbsp ginger, finely grated
  • 1.5 kg chicken pieces
  • lime wedges to serve
  • Green Veggies of your choice I used
  • 1/4 head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 zucchini, thinly sliced into "sticks"
  • 1 bunch asparagus


  1. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees and line a baking tray with baking paper (to avoid mess) or a baking dish
  2. Whisk together the miso, oil, honey, soy, garlic and ginger then add the chicken and coat it.
  3. Put the chicken in the baking dish and cook in the oven for 20 - 30 minutes turning half way through.
  4. Meanwhile steam (preferable), blanche or microwave the greens
  5. Serve together with lime wedges
  6. Enjoy
Recipe adapted from Donna Hay

If you are a miso fan like me you may also like my Miso Roasted Fish or Poached Egg with Miso Vegetables – there are so many ways with miso!!  Also if I am giving the girls an afternoon snack of noodles I put a spoonful of miso into the boiling water to give them some extra taste (I don’t like using packet flavourings because it’s not “real” but I’m ok with miso).

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Are you a Miso fan?  Do you have good magazines in your Sunday papers? 




12 comments on “Midweek Miso & Honey Glazed Chicken

  1. Nancy | Plus Ate Six
    May 27, 2016 at 11:16 am

    I love miso too – I bought some miso caramel ice cream last week and it’s divine. Don’t suppose you have a recipe for that too 🙂 In the meantime, I’m pinning this meal for an easy mid week miso fix.

    • Vicki
      May 28, 2016 at 1:52 pm

      That sounds amazing – I don’t but shall we challenge each other to recreate it? I actually wouldn’t know where to start but want some now!

  2. Jen @ Love Wednesday
    May 27, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Oh yum! This looks like a crowd pleaser. I have not cooked with Miso paste before but you’ve inspired me to keep an eye out and Ill keep this recipe for a rainy day. x

    • Vicki
      May 28, 2016 at 1:53 pm

      It’s a great mid week meal that you don’t have to go to much effort to get the flavour for.

  3. kit@lifethroughthehaze
    May 27, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    I have never cooked with miso. I will need to investigate its gluten status as my son is a coeliac, if it is ok then this will definitely go on the family meal rotation. Yum!

    • Vicki
      May 28, 2016 at 1:55 pm

      You can get special gluten free miso paste – the one I use is the Spiral brand and it’s soybeans, brown rice, salt water and koji seed (not sure what that is but it’s gluten free apparently!).

  4. Shari from GoodFoodWeek
    May 29, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    So simple – your chicken recipes are always a hit in our house.

    • Vicki
      May 29, 2016 at 8:31 pm

      Simple is the key isn’t it plus tasting good! Thank you

  5. jayne
    May 30, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Miso is becoming so popular for flavouring which is great because it is delicious! love the sound of this dish Vicki

    • Vicki
      May 30, 2016 at 11:42 pm

      It’s a quick and easy one. Here’s to miso!

  6. Lisa @ Chocolate Meets Strawberry
    May 30, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    Ooh I do love miso Vicki! I’ve tried making the soup at home but it never does seem to be as good as the one they serve in those little cups(/bowls?) in Japanese restaurants. Anyway I love the idea of adding miso to the glaze for chicken. Sounds absolutely divine! Love that umami flavour 🙂

    • Vicki
      May 31, 2016 at 6:14 am

      Such a miso fan too you are right it’s the umami flavour that I go for.

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