Chicken With Miso Sauce


This baked dish of chicken with miso sauce is easy to make. A delicious, savoury sauce with tender, juicy chicken legs.

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Chicken with miso sauce
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2023-06-29, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 50 minutes.

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Updated at: 29-06-2023

50 minutes 4 people Main course
Chicken with miso sauce


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  • 4 chicken legs
  • ½ red onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • a generous splash of dry white wine
  • 3 tablespoons white miso paste
  • dash of mirin
  • dash of light soy sauce
  • sunflower oil
  • knob of butter
  • pepper and salt to taste
  • optional: fresh parsley
Chicken with miso sauce ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • chopping board & chef’s knife
  • kitchen paper
  • small bowl
  • oven
  • large baking dish
  • large frying pan
  • kitchen tongs
  • wooden spoon

Chicken With Miso Sauce

50 minutes 4 people Main course

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Preparation 10 minutes

Peel and finely chop the onion and garlic cloves. Pat the chicken legs dry with kitchen paper and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Mix the miso paste with a dash of mirin and soy sauce and set aside.

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius or 355 fahrenheit.

Chicken with miso sauce
Chicken with miso sauce

Finishing the chicken with miso sauce 40 minutes

Heat a large frying pan over high heat and add a splash of sunflower oil and a knob of butter. Fry the chicken legs until nicely browned on both sides.

Transfer the chicken legs to a large baking dish and sauté the red onion and garlic cloves in the pan. After a few minutes, deglaze with white wine and stir in the miso mixture.

Let the sauce thicken for a few minutes, then spread it over the chicken legs. Bake the chicken legs until cooked through, around half an hour.

The exact baking time depends on the oven and the thickness of the chicken legs. Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired. Enjoy!

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Chicken With Miso Sauce: frequently asked questions

What types of miso paste are there?

There are white, yellow, red and black miso pastes. Basically, the darker the miso, the stronger the taste.

What is miso paste made of?

Miso paste is made from fermented soya beans, salt and koji (a type of fungus). Depending on the type of miso you use, rice, wheat or barley may also have been added.