Grilled Miso-marinated Chicken Breasts or Salmon Fillets

Who knew quick and easy could be so delicious? Treat yourself with juicy tender chicken breasts or salmon fillets marinated in a ginger miso sauce and grilled to perfection.
miso chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 2


  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts or salmon fillets

Ginger Miso Sauce

  • 2 cloves fresh garlic (minced)
  • 1 tsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp. oil of choice (grapeseed, canola, olive etc.)
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp. soy or tamari sauce
  • 1 tsp.+ chili paste (sambal oelek) (optional)


  • Place chicken breasts between 2 pieces of wax paper or parchment paper. Using a meat mallet, pound the chicken breasts to an even 1/2-inch thickness. For salmon: remove any discernible small bones.
  • Mix all ingredients for Ginger Miso Sauce together in a small bowl.
  • Put chicken /salmon in a large zipped plastic bag and add the sauce to cover the protein completely. Seal the bag and marinade at least 2-3 hours in the refrigerator.
  • Heat an outdoor grill to high. Spray the grates with cooking spray or soak paper towel in olive oil and rub over grates several times until coated.
  • Place the chicken breasts or salmon on the hot grate, and grill the breasts until cooked, about 4 minutes per side. To test for doneness, poke the grilled protein with your finger. It should feel firm to the touch.
  • Transfer the grilled chicken or salmon to plates.

Product used in this recipe


Organic Miso White
17.6 oz (500 g)

Our Organic Miso White is the traditional Shinshu-style miso made from organic rice and soybeans, with bright beige in color, excellent balance of refreshing aroma and umami. Most versatile among Hikari Miso organic miso series to match with any cooking.

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