Chicken with Ginger and Sweet Miso

Tori Shoga Miso Yaki

  • By
    Yuke Miura
  • Time
    20 minutes
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.

Nutrition per Serving
  • Calories
    289
  • Sodium
    650mg
  • Fat
    15.8g
  • Protein
    24g
  • Carbs
    18g
  • Fiber
    9g
  • Cholesterol
    90mg

Ingredients

Servings
-
2
+
Imperial
  • 7.05  oz Chicken thigh
  • 1.3  lb Spinach
  • 0.25  tsp Salt
  • 0.25  tsp Potato starch
    • A
    • tsp Miso
    • 0.75  tbsp Grated ginger
    • tsp Sake
    • tsp Mirin (sweet sake)
    • tsp Honey
    • 0.25  tsp Soy sauce

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.

Chicken with Ginger and Sweet Miso

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.

Chicken with Ginger and Sweet Miso

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.

Chicken with Ginger and Sweet Miso

Step 4

Serve the spinach and chicken on a plate and pour the sauce over the top.

Chicken with Ginger and Sweet Miso

Tips

  • 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.
Culinary Expert

Yuke divides his professional time between TV program food coordination, supervising cooking videos, devising company recipes, developing restaurant menus, writing columns, participating in cooking classes and food events. He is known for his ability to pair foods well with alcoholic beverages, Yuke also focuses on recipes using niche ingredients and homemade seasonings. In his mind, cooking is a medium of expression, and that it is a form of entertainment that provides excitement and happiness.