Sesame Miso Chicken

Another recipe from my lovely cousin in law! I happened to be defrosting a big box of chicken thighs, had been thinking about experimenting with the container of miso I recently purchased, and voila! Her surprise recipe email arrived in my inbox on the same day! The chicken turned out tasty, though I might want to adjust the amount of the sesame seeds or take it out all together to let the miso taste shine.


5 chicken thighs, rinsed and pat dried, make some slits for good marination
1 Tbsp. sesame oil

4 Tbsp. grinded white sesame seeds
3 Tbsp. water
2 Tbsp. cooking sake
2 Tbsp. Mirin
2 Tbsp. Miso
1 Tbsp. sesame oil
1 tsp. sugar

Chopped green onions for garnish


1. In a small bowl, combine seasonings ingredients and mix well.
2. In a non-stick frying pan, heat sesame oil over medium high heat and cook chicken until both sides are nicely browned. If chicken is not cooked yet, cover with a lid and reduce heat to medium-low.
3. When the chicken is cooked through, add seasonings and cook until most sauce is evaporated.
4. Transfer to a plate and garnish with green onions.

Adapted from Namiko (though for some reason I can not find this recipe on her website yet)


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