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

Eric
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • 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 1/2 cup of the sauce for basting during grilling. Submerge the chicken in the remaining marinade, cover bowl, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

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  • Preheat grill for medium-high heat.

  • Lightly oil the grill grate. Remove the chicken from the marinade, and discard marinade. Grill 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.

Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cook time, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

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Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

484 calories; 8.9 g total fat; 108 mg cholesterol; 3221 mg sodium. 50.6 g carbohydrates; 47.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (49)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2004
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/22/2010
Was OK no revelation here. I prepared the marinade with white miso and the flavor didn't really come through. I suspect that had I made it with a different type of miso it would have been better. Overall the chicken was fine but after chilling for 11 hours in a sea of yummy marinade the flavor didn't quiet permiate well and the sugar burned during cooking. While I liked the taste of marinade alone and I think it would work well as a dipping sauce (at least with white miso) I will not be using this recipe again for marinading chicken. Read More
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71 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 39
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2004
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! Read More
(40)
Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2004
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
This was very delicous served with roasted asparagus and jasmine rice. I have two teenage sons who just loved it! My 5 year old nephew didn't like as much. More of an 'adult' taste than a kid taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
i love it 4th of july here i come Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
would of been great if i had turned the fire low on the bbq Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
so yummy...the chicken came out tender and delicious...husband loved it...definitely making this again!...thanks eric! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2008
Very easy and flavorful. I marinated the chicken all day drained and then cooked it in the broiler. Very delicious dinner. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2007
Great recipe. Experiment with this one: I added several cloves of garlic a chunk of ginger whirred it in the food processor and added all the other ingredients. I diced my chicken into 1 -inch chunks as I planned on baking it. I think this would work with pork also. I plan on trimming the fat off of a couple of boneless chops and tossing everything in the slow cooker. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/22/2010
Was OK no revelation here. I prepared the marinade with white miso and the flavor didn't really come through. I suspect that had I made it with a different type of miso it would have been better. Overall the chicken was fine but after chilling for 11 hours in a sea of yummy marinade the flavor didn't quiet permiate well and the sugar burned during cooking. While I liked the taste of marinade alone and I think it would work well as a dipping sauce (at least with white miso) I will not be using this recipe again for marinading chicken. Read More
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