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Spicy Miso Chicken

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: miso marinade, spicy chicken
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Nami
Love a good, easy appetizer recipe? Sweet and savory with a good douse of spice, these tulip shaped chicken drumettes with a spicy miso dipping sauce are a party favorite.


  • 1.20 lb chicken drumettes (1.2 lb = 17 pieces) (See Notes)
  • Cooking spray (or 1/2 Tbsp oil)


  • 2 Tbsp sake
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic

Spicy Miso Sauce:

  • 4 Tbsp miso (I used red miso)
  • 2 Tbsp mirin
  • 1 Tbsp Sriracha sauce


  1. Gather all the ingredients.

    Spicy Miso Chicken Ingredients
  2. Using kitchen shears, cut and remove the meat from the tip of the bone.
    Spicy Miso Chicken 1
  3. And when you remove the meat half way, peel it back so that it forms a “tulip” shape.
    Spicy Miso Chicken 2
  4. Mix all the seasonings in a small bowl.
    Spicy Miso Chicken 3
  5. Put the chicken and seasonings in a large Ziploc bag and massage the chicken. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
    Spicy Miso Chicken 4
  6. Line the broiler pan with aluminum foil on the bottom (for easy cleanup) and grease the rack with cooking spray.
    Spicy Miso Chicken 5
  7. Place the chicken on the rack in single layer. Broil on high for 10 minutes and then flip to continue cooking for another 8 minutes.
    Spicy Miso Chicken 6
  8. Meanwhile make spicy miso sauce. Combine the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and mix all together. You can apply the sauce when the chicken is done, or you can put the sauce in a small dish and serve with the chicken.
    Spicy Miso Chicken 7

Recipe Notes

Chicken drumettes: You can use chicken drumsticks but drumettes marinade and cook faster.

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