Grilled Miso Chicken

closeup overhead view of two bowls of grilled miso chicken with rice.

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This easy grilled miso chicken features a simple, flavorful marinade made with probiotic-rich miso paste, honey, and ginger for a delicious twist on grilled chicken. (gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free)


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 6 oz each)
  • 2 tbsp miso paste
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger paste or grated fresh ginger
  • 1 chopped green onion
  • red pepper flakes to taste (optional)

For garnish:

  • Thinly sliced basil, cilantro leaves, mint leaves, or chopped green onion


  1. In a large bowl or other container, mix miso paste, honey, rice vinegar, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, green onion and red pepper flakes. Add chicken breasts and stir to coat. Marinate at least 1 hour in the refrigerator.
  2. Heat grill to medium high heat and ensure grates are clean.
  3. Turn heat down to medium low and grill chicken for 5-7 minutes per side, or until grill lines appear on each side. Move chicken to indirect heat and brush with extra marinade from the bowl. Continue cooking until internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F in the thickest part.
  4. Remove chicken from the grill, slice and serve over cooked rice, noodles, zucchini noodles, or veggies. Garnish with fresh herbs, green onion, or red pepper flakes.


  • If you don't have a grill, you can use a grill pan or cast iron skillet. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Heat the skillet or grill pan on the stove over medium high heat. Sear the chicken for 3-5 minutes per side, then brush the chicken with remaining marinade and transfer skillet to the oven. Cook 10-15 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F.
  • If you don't have rice vinegar, you can substitute 3 tbsp lime juice.
  • If you don't have sesame oil, toasted peanut oil adds a nice nutty flavor. Otherwise, use a neutral flavored oil such as avocado oil or vegetable oil.
  • If you don't already have a meat thermometer, I highly recommend getting one to ensure chicken and meat that is cooked through but not dried out.


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