Stir-fry Miso Chicken Recipe

Japanese Easy Chicken Recipes

Stir-fry miso chicken recipe is a delicious and easy to prepare Japanese dish. Using miso paste in the recipe gives the chicken meat a salty, sour and sweet taste. Stir-fry miso chicken is a healthy dish as miso paste which is made from fermented soybeans and malted barley or rice are a rich source of protein and minerals. When using miso paste in cooking, it is important not to overuse it as it is very salty paste. For a more milder taste, use white miso which is sweeter compare to the more commonly used miso in Japan i.e. red miso (akamiso).

Ingredients 1 :

  • 1 cup (8 ounces or 220 grams) boneless chicken breast, remove skin and excess fat and sliced thin
  • 3 tablespoons miso paste (use less if your miso is very salty, preferably use a mild white miso)
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon mirin or sake (if not available substitute with red wine vinegar or sweet sherry)
  • 2 teaspoons ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 cup carrot, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock. (use low salt version)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup green peas

Cooking Instructions :

  1. Heat cooking oil in a wok or pan over medium heat and add in the chicken slices. Turn the chicken slices a few time for even cooking and until the meats are browned or half cooked. Remove the meat from the wok and set aside.
  2. Add in the carrots and water into the wok or pan, bring to boil and then simmer until the carrot is tender to your liking.
  3. In a bowl, mix well the chicken stock, miso paste, rice vinegar, mirin and grated ginger and pour into the wok.
  4. Add in the green peas and the chicken slices and mix well.
  5. Bring to boil and continue to cook for about 5 minutes or until the sauce is slightly thickened and chicken is cooked.
  6. Transfer to a serving plate and serve with white rice.

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