Taste of Japan in Your Kitchen
Taste of Japan in Your Kitchen
by Yuke Miura

Grilled Chicken with Ginger and Sweet Miso

Chicken thighs that are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, the combination of the cool ginger and the rich flavor of the sweet miso sauce is perfect. A great dish for growing children who can never have enough to eat, this grilled chicken recipe pairs well with bowl after bowl of rice. Also delicious after it cools, it is recommended for bento boxes too.
Cooking time
20 min
Total Calories
289 Kcal
Ingredients
10
by Yuke Miura

Ingredient

2
Chicken thigh
6¾ oz (200g)
Spinach
1.3 lbs (600g)
Salt
¼ tsp (1g)
Potato starch
¼ tsp (1g)
A
Miso
2 tsp
Grated ginger
¾ tbsp (10g)
Sake
1 tsp
Mirin (sweet sake)
1 tsp
Honey
1 tsp
Soy sauce
¼ tsp

Nutrition

Calories
・・・ 289 Calories
Sodium
・・・ 650 mg
Fat
・・・ 15.8 g
Protein
・・・ 24 g
Carbonhydrates
・・・ 18 g
Fiber
・・・ 9 g
Cholesterol
・・・ 90 mg

Instructions

STEP 1

Boil the spinach in salted water. Remove and squeeze out the moisture and cut into 1.5 inches (4cm) pieces. Mix ingredients (A) to make the sauce.

STEP 2

Sprinkle salt over the raw chicken and let it sit at room temperature for 10 minutes. Sprinkle potato starch all over the chicken. Tip: This prevents the juices from cooking out of the chicken, locking in the umami and making the chicken moist and tender.

STEP 3

Brown the chicken on both sides over medium heat in pan. Turn heat to low, and place the chicken skin side down. Cover and steam for 3 minutes. Add the sauce to the pan and simmer until it thickens.

STEP 4

Serve the spinach and chicken on a plate and pour the sauce over the top.
  • Serve the spinach and chicken on a plate and pour the sauce over the top.
  • Pork or beef is also recommended.
  • You can add shredded ginger and shichimi (seven spices) if you like.