Grilled Miso Chicken

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on May 16, 2018.
Featured in the August 2021 - Hookui newsletter.

grilled miso chicken


Grilled Miso Chicken

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast

Ginger miso sauce:

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons miso
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium shoyu
  • 1 teaspoon sambal oelek (chili paste)
  • Chili flakes to taste (optional)
  • Non-stick cooking spray


  1. Place chicken breasts between 2 pieces parchment paper.
  2. Using a meat mallet, pound chicken breasts to an even 1/2-inch thickness.
  3. In a small bowl, add sauce ingredients and mix well.
  4. In a sealable bag, add chicken and sauce.
  5. Rub marinade into meat until evenly coated.
  6. Seal bag and marinate at least 2-3 hours in refrigerator.
  7. Heat an outdoor grill to high.
  8. Spray grates with cooking spray until well coated.
  9. Place chicken breasts on hot grate, and grill until cooked, about 4 minutes per side.
  10. Transfer to plates.
  11. Serve with steamed rice.

Serves 2.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving (based on two 7-oz breasts):
400 calories, 20 g fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, 145 mg cholesterol, greater than 1200 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 48 g protein


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