BBQ miso chicken

    2 hours 40 min

    Boneless chicken marinated in a miso (soy bean paste) sauce and barbecued over an open fire. The miso is also mixed with beer, soy sauce, sugar and sesame oil to give it a complex flavour.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 275g miso paste
    • 250ml beer
    • 250ml light soy sauce
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
    • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1kg skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:2hr marinating  ›  Ready in:2hr40min 

    1. In a large bowl, combine the miso paste, beer, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil and cayenne pepper. Stir until the miso and sugar are completely dissolved. Set aside 125ml of the sauce for basting during barbecuing. Submerge the chicken in the remaining marinade, cover bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
    2. Preheat BBQ for medium-high heat.
    3. Lightly oil the cooking grate. Remove the chicken from the marinade, and discard marinade. Barbecue chicken for 6 to 8 minutes per side, basting during the last few minutes with the reserved sauce. The chicken is done when it's juices run clear.

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    Wonderful! I baked the chicken instead of grilling it. I used 1 package of chicken breasts (1.75 lbs), and halved the recipe of marinade (and it still made tons!). Put the chicken in a glass 13x9x2" dish at 350 for 35 minutes. Perfect! I would omit the extra basting at the end - I think the marinade was a tad heavy on the salt (which was in the miso paste), so adding more at the end was a little bit much for my taste. Will definitely make again though. Thanks for the recipe!  -  11 Oct 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe surprised me! It was a HUGE hit! Took this with us camping. Boiled the chicken first, then put in a ziploc with the marinade. People loved it. I was worried that it would have a heavy soy taste, but it didn't at all. Now I'm experimenting with different meats. Made a great marinade for tofu as well.  -  09 Sep 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This gets a A+++. My husband and 9 year old just loved this! Very good taste! I did my chicken in my showtime rotissere grill and just kept coating the chicken with the sauce with a turkey baster while it cooked. Turned out real moist and tender. I had NO left overs! I will be increasing the recipes next time!  -  30 Mar 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)