Quick Miso Chicken
Editor's Note: Miso is a seasoning commonly found in Japanese recipes. With this Quick Miso Chicken, a burst of miso flavor and a taste of sweet orange marmalade come together to take a plain chicken breast to the next level. If you're looking for easy chicken breast recipes that the whole family will enjoy, this one's for you - it's quick enough to make any night of the week! This is a great way to incorporate a little Japanese flair to your cooking without venturing too far outside your family's comfort zone.
This is a dish I make all the time in my toaster oven. Since microwaves and countertop convection ovens have largely replaced the toaster oven, I’ve adapted the recipe for the range.
Total Timeunder 1 hour
OccasionCasual Dinner Party
Recipe CourseMain Course
Dietary ConsiderationEgg-free, Gluten-free, Healthy, Lactose-free, Low Carb, Low-fat, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free
Five Ingredients or LessYes
Taste and TextureFruity, Juicy, Savory, Sweet, Tangy, Tart
- 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, about 6 ounces each
- 2 tablespoons medium-colored miso
- 2 tablespoons orange marmalade
- Salt and ground pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon vegetable, canola, or corn oil
Place chicken breasts between 2 sheets of plastic wrap or wax paper, and pound thin with a mallet.
In a small bowl, whisk together miso and orange marmalade. Sprinkle chicken breasts lightly with salt and pepper and brush all over with marinade. Let stand 30 minutes.
Warm a nonstick sauté pan with the oil over medium-high heat. When hot, add the chicken. Cook on first side 3 minutes. Flip. Baste tops with any remaining marinade. Cook on second side 3 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Flip, cook 15 seconds, and transfer to plates.
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