Miso Marinated Chicken

    40 minutes

    Chicken breast is marinated in a combination of miso, beer, soy sauce, sugar and sesame oil before being barbecued.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 cup (250ml) miso paste
    • 1 cup (250ml) beer
    • 1 cup (250ml) low sodium soy sauce
    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
    • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
    • 1 1/4 kg skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. In a large bowl, combine the miso paste, beer, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil and cayenne pepper. Stir until the miso and sugar are completely dissolved. Set aside 1/2 cup of the sauce for basting during grilling. Submerge the chicken in the remaining marinade, cover bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
    2. Preheat barbecue for medium-high heat.
    3. Lightly oil the barbecue grate. Remove the chicken from the marinade and discard marinade.
    4. Barbecue chicken for 6 to 8 minutes per side basting during the last few minutes with the reserved sauce. The chicken is done when its juices run clear.

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    Wonderful! I baked the chicken instead of grilling it. I used 1 package of chicken breasts (1.75 lbs), and halved the recipe of marinade (and it still made tons!). Put the chicken in a glass 13x9x2" dish at 350 for 35 minutes. Perfect! I would omit the extra basting at the end - I think the marinade was a tad heavy on the salt (which was in the miso paste), so adding more at the end was a little bit much for my taste. Will definitely make again though. Thanks for the recipe!  -  11 Oct 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This recipe surprised me! It was a HUGE hit! Took this with us camping. Boiled the chicken first, then put in a ziploc with the marinade. People loved it. I was worried that it would have a heavy soy taste, but it didn't at all. Now I'm experimenting with different meats. Made a great marinade for tofu as well.  -  09 Sep 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This gets a A+++. My husband and 9 year old just loved this! Very good taste! I did my chicken in my showtime rotissere grill and just kept coating the chicken with the sauce with a turkey baster while it cooked. Turned out real moist and tender. I had NO left overs! I will be increasing the recipes next time!  -  30 Mar 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)