Garlic Miso Chicken Thigh Recipe


Garlic miso chicken thighs are a delicious and flavorful dish that combines the rich umami taste of miso with the aromatic and pungent flavors of garlic. This recipe is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner, as it requires minimal prep time and cooks up in no time. The chicken thighs are marinated in a mixture of miso, garlic, and other seasonings, then baked to perfection. The result is tender, juicy chicken with a savory and slightly sweet glaze that is sure to please your taste buds.

Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes


  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 3 tablespoons white miso paste
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Chopped green onions, for garnish


  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the miso paste, minced garlic, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, grated ginger, black pepper, and red pepper flakes (if using).
  3. Place the chicken thighs in a large zip-top bag or a shallow dish. Pour the miso marinade over the chicken, making sure to coat each piece evenly. Seal the bag or cover the dish and let the chicken marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, or up to overnight for maximum flavor.
  4. Remove the chicken from the marinade, allowing any excess marinade to drip off. Place the chicken thighs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  5. Bake the chicken in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C) and the skin is crispy and golden brown.