Grilled Miso Glazed Chicken Thighs

Grilled Miso Glazed Chicken Thighs

Tender skinless chicken thighs are marinated in a complexly flavored miso mix and grilled to juicy perfection on the grill in just about 10 minutes plus marinating time. Mix up the marinade and enjoy some tiny umbrella adorned beverages as you soak up the summer sun. The perfect summer time scenario. Barbecue, drinks, and lounging. Make it happen!

It took a little while for the scorching hot summer days to arrive in Pasadena this year, but boy oh boy, have they ever arrived now! It’s been blazing all week, and I’ve turned into a hermit. I sunburn in negative five minutes. Just the thought of going outside turns my shoulders pink. No, I’m not going to complain about the beautiful California weather, but gosh it get’s really hot in our kitchen! Perfect timing for quick grilled chicken and a cold green bean salad. No need to turn on the stove and turn your kitchen into an inferno.

Green Bean Salad recipe coming soon!

This recipe was a hit in our house! All of the leftovers were gobbled up quickly.

Ingredients

  • It took a little while for the scorching hot summer days to arrive in Pasadena this year, but boy oh boy, have they ever arrived now! It’s been blazing all week, and I’ve turned into a hermit. I sunburn in negative five minutes. Just the thought of going outside turns my shoulders pink. No, I’m not going to complain about the beautiful California weather, but gosh it get’s really hot in our kitchen! Perfect timing for quick grilled chicken and a cold green bean salad. No need to turn on the stove and turn your kitchen into an inferno.
  • Grilled Miso Glazed Chicken Thighs
  • Ingredients:
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons tamari (dark extra flavorful soy sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger (or sub 1/2 teaspoon dried like I did!)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons miso paste
  • 1 tablespoon Gochujang, Korean Red Pepper Paste (see below, or sub 1 teaspoon or less Sriracha, Rooster Sauce)
  • If you sub for sriracha, add 1/2 teaspoon of sugar to the marinade to mimic the subtle sweetness of the gochujang.
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Sesame seeds for garnish, if you like. (I just think they look pretty)
  • The Korean Red Pepper paste adds a unique flavor to the dish. It has a slight sweetness to it, and lots of heat. It’s a fermented product, so when coupled with the miso paste, it gives the dish a wonderful, earthy, umami flavor. It’s a bit of a specialty item, but easily found at an Asian grocer. It’s easily replaced with sriracha though. Just cut down on the amount unless you like insanely spicy food. They sell that stuff everywhere! I actually buy mine from Target.
  • The miso paste can be found at most grocery stores in the refrigerated section, usually by the tofu. You can get a great big tub like mine from the Asian grocer for a couple dollars. It’s a steal! This stuff is versatile and keeps for a long time.  As a replacement for the paste, I also like “Miso and Easy“ which can be found in the international foods section. It’s a convenient pre-mixed version in a squeeze bottle.
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  • Pretty orange marinade. It gives the chicken a gorgeous color when it’s cooked!
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Read the whole recipe on Happy Good Time