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Miso Honey Chicken with Pickled Cucumber

Miso Honey Chicken with Pickled Cucumber is easy to make, the perfect balance of sweet and salty and finger-licking good!

One of my favourite ingredients in my pantry is miso. It is a ground soybean paste that has a deep savoury - salty-sweet and toasty flavour. In other words, it is flavoursome! I have chosen yellow miso as it is the most balanced (white miso is sweeter and red miso is saltier) and I have chosen to pair the chicken with a pickled cucumber salad to give the meal freshness and crunch.

Before we get to the recipe, here are a few tips and options for you and be sure to watch my video below to see how easy it is to make! Enjoy!

Helpful Tips
  • Can I use other pieces of chicken? Yes. I have tried this recipe with chicken wings and drumsticks and they are so delicious and work well. Just keep in mind with each chosen, you will need to adapt the cooking time.

  • Can I substitute miso paste for something else? If you have soybean allergies or simply do not like the flavour, you can combine tahini and Coconut Aminos.

  • Marinate Suggestions: The longer you marinate the chicken, the better. It allows the flavours to infuse into the chicken and tenderises as well. Ideally, I would marinate for 3-4 hours.

  • What can I do with leftovers? Whether it be leftovers or on the day you cook this meal, we love to grab crusty bread rolls and add the chicken (sliced into strips) and the cucumber pickle into the bread rolls with some mayonnaise. It's our own version of Banh Mi. It's a must and I guarantee you'll love it.

And now it’s time to start cooking! As always, if you make any of my recipes, I would love to hear your feedback. Don’t forget to save it on your Pinterest board as well! I have a board named CreateCookShare that you can follow and save. Can’t wait to hear from you.

Be Well, Margaret x

Miso Honey Chicken with Pickled Cucumber