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Do you have miso paste lying in your fridge?

If so, please make today's miso drum chicken recipe!!

Sweet and savory miso sauce is very popular in Japanese cuisine.

This miso drum chicken recipe is not the exemption.

If you have a chance to do BBQ in your garden, this recipe will work perfectly!

There is several tips you want to note, so make sure to read the Miwa's tips before you get started!

For another miso recipe, I have Miso Butter Salmon

For another easy oven recipe, I recommend Tender teriyaki chicken wings



<Yield> 4 servings

<Prep time> 2 mins

<Cook time> 30 mins ( cooking in oven)


12 pieces of chicken drums (600g/ 21oz)

2 tbsp of rice wine without MSG and salt


2 ½ tbsp of yellow miso without MSG

3 tbsp of rice wine without MSG and salt

1 ½ tbsp of soy sauce

3 tbsp of honey

1 tbsp worth of grated garlic

1 tbsp of vegetable oil

<Optional toppings>

toasted sesame seed

Japanese seven spices


1: In a big zip bag, mix all the condiments listed above to make a marinade. Add chicken drums into the zip bag. Then, massage them by making sure all the chicken drums are nicely coated with marinade. Let them sit in the fridge for 3 hours or possibly overnight.

2; Preheat the oven 200°Celsius = 392°Fahrenheit. Line the chicken drums on the wire rack, then cover them with the aluminum foil to prevent from burning. Pop them into the oven and cook it for 200°Celsius = 392° Fahrenheit for 20 mins.

Remove the foil and back into the oven and roast it for another 10 mins or until the chicken becomes nice and charred.

3: Put leftover marinade into the saucepan and add 2 tbsp of rice wine. Simmer it over low heat until the sauce is thickened.

4; Transfer the chicken onto your serving plate and smother 3 over the chicken drums. Sprinkle some toasted sesame seed and fresh herb if you want to. Ready to be enjoyed!

<Miwa’s tips>

・The sodium content differs depending on which brand you are using for.

The sodium concentration of my miso is about 10%. Please adjust how much you are adding between 2 tbsp -3 tbsp. BUT don’t be too precise!! haha

・Since the marinade contains miso and honey, it gets burnt easily. Make sure to cover with the aluminum foil. In a way, you can kind of steam the drum chickens at the first stage.

・Please don't toss the leftover marinade away. We are using that for making sauce to layer even more flavor at the end.

・I often marinate them and keep it in a freezer for meal prep. All you have to do is defrost them and pop them into the oven whenever you wanna be lazy! Game changer right? haha

<Recommended side dish>

Avocado tuna bowl


<Storage time>

Store it in a air-tight container in the fridge for 3days.

You can also freeze them for 3 weeks before you roast them.

<Did you try this recipe??>

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Love to see your creations!

2020/07/07 MIWA