Winner, winner chicken dinner! The recipe that I’m sharing today may have just won “favorite homemade recipe by me of all time” by my family! I couldn’t believe it. My boys and Jonathan ask for this weekly and Jonathan seriously thinks it may be my best recipe ever. Bonus, because I love it too. It’s SO easy, very savory, quick, healthy and over the top when it comes to flavor. And, if you use a disposable baking dish, cleanup is simple too!
Aside from being absolutely delicious, my Mind Blowing Miso Maple Chicken is good for you too. A major player in the list of ingredients is miso, a traditional Japanese condiment that consists of a thick paste made from soybeans that have been fermented. Miso is a complete source of protein and is rich in a variety of nutrients and beneficial plant compounds. And, the fermentation process used to produce miso makes it easier for the body to absorb all those amazing nutrients that come from ingesting it.
The fermentation process used to produce miso also promotes the growth of natural probiotics which makes it great for good gut health and very beneficial for digestion.
Described as salty and savory, another reason I love miso is that it adds a whole lot of flavor to a dish without adding tons of unnecessary fat and calories.
Something important to note here is that if you are salt sensitive (like me), miso is salty. Simply reduce the amount of miso in my recipe to 1 Tablespoon, it will still be delicious!
This recipe is just as good on day two so be sure you make enough for leftovers…My family and I are still working on that one!! 🙂
Happy, healthy, cooking! Xx Janine
Mind Blowing Miso Maple Chicken
3 Ibs. chicken thighs – free range or organic
2 Tablespoons white miso
4 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 Tablespoon garlic – chopped
1 Tablespoon ginger – chopped
1 Tablespoon sesame oil
1 Tablespoon (no salt) rice wine vinegar
Juice of 1 large orange
Step 1: In a large roasting tin place the thighs skin side down.
Step 2: In a medium bowl, place all the ingredients – the miso, maple syrup, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar and the juice of 1 large orange and mix well with a wink until smooth (of course the ginger and garlic will stay chunky).
Step 3: Pour the mixture over the chicken thighs and let it marinate for at least an hour (if you can or longer). If you do not have time to marinate then get cooking – it will still be delish!
Step 4: Roast on high heat – 400 degrees or 350 degrees convection oven for 40 minutes. Take of out the oven and turn the chicken skin side up, baste the chicken. Put chicken back into the oven for another 30 minutes or until skin is dark brown.
Step 5: Take out of the oven and let it cool – enjoy this savory, yummy, delish chicken treat! I hope you will have leftovers!