Spicy Roasted Chicken Thighs with Miso and Ginger


Overall, this is a tangy, slightly sweet and salty recipe with a pleasant kick of heat from the chili sauce. I love chicken thighs; they are just so forgiving, and take so well to so many different types of seasoning.

Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
8 servings


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs

  • 5 cloves garlic, roughly chopped

  • 1 (2 inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped

  • 1 medium lemon, zested

  • 3 tablespoons miso paste

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon chili-garlic sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Pat chicken thighs dry and place in a large bowl.

  2. Combine garlic, ginger, lemon zest, miso paste, vegetable oil, sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and chili-garlic sauce in a food processor or small chopper; blend until a saucy red paste forms.

  3. Dump paste over the chicken and mix until well coated. Spread chicken in a single layer on a large baking sheet.

  4. Roast in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Flip and continue to cook until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 15 more minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  5. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Cook's Note:

If not cooking right away, you can marinate the chicken overnight.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

224 Calories
14g Fat
5g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 224
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 501mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 17mg 85%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 227mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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