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Miso-Maple Crusted Chicken Breasts
with roasted carrots / brown rice

Active: 40 minTotal: 40 min
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Our community loves miso-maple butter because it is great on everything! We add it to roasted carrots and crisp panko crusted chicken breast in this quick dinner that was last featured in our meal service in 2017.


Miso-Maple Butter:
  • Ginger, fresh - 1 tsp, grated
  • Butter - 4 Tbsp
  • Miso paste, any type - 1 Tbsp
  • Maple syrup - 1 Tbsp
Roasted Miso-Maple Carrots:
  • Carrots - 1 1/2 lbs, sliced
  • Green onions - 3 stalks, green and white parts chopped
  • Oil, cooking - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Miso-maple butter (ingredients listed separately) - 2 Tbsp
Miso-Maple Crusted Chicken Breasts:
  • Rice, uncooked brown - 3/4 cup
  • Lemons - 1, wedges
  • Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless - 1 lb
  • Miso-maple butter (ingredients listed separately) - 3 Tbsp
  • Panko breadcrumbs - 1/2 cup

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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  1. Brown rice - (Skip if rice was made ahead for Monday.) Fill a saucepan or Dutch oven (or rice cooker) with rice, water (use 2:1 ratio for water to rice), and some salt. Cover with lid and bring to a boil. Once water boils, stir, lower heat to a low-medium, and cover. Check brown rice at ~45 min. Rice is done when it's tender and has absorbed all the water. Take cover off to release steam and fluff with a wooden spoon after 5 minutes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Carrots / Ginger - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Green onions / Lemons - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)
  4. Chicken - Slice in half. Cover with plastic wrap or parchment paper and then flatten with a meat tenderizer, until about 1/2” / 1.3 cm thick. Season with some salt and pepper and tenderize with a fork. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  5. Make miso-maple butter - Melt butter in the microwave, 30 to 60 seconds. Whisk ginger, miso, and maple syrup into butter.
  6. Prep miso-maple panko - Mix miso-maple butter (portion for the chicken) with panko.


  1. Heat oven to 400F / 204C.
  2. Toss carrots with cooking oil and spread out onto a sheet pan. Season with some salt and pepper. Roast until tender, 25 to 30 minutes.
  3. Place chicken on a second sheet pan. Cover chicken with panko mixture. Bake chicken until cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Toss roasted carrots with miso-maple butter (portion for the carrots) and green onions right out of the oven.
  5. If rice was made ahead, reheat in the microwave.
  6. Serve chicken and carrots over rice with lemon wedges on the side. Enjoy!

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This meal has 34 reviews

I made this with salmon instead of chicken and it worked out great. The carrots may have stolen the show, though. They were delicious. I would definitely make this again.

By: Judith
Posted: Feb 01, 2019
Diet: Original

I absolutely loved this dish. It was so gorgeous and delicious! However, we had to double the amount of panko mix, as the original batch barely coated one mushroom. Also, it made sooo many veggies! You could probably cut down just a bit. The flavors were incredible, though, and this is definitely going down as one of my faves ever.

By: Drew
Posted: Jan 26, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian

We loved everything about this meal

By: Amanda
Posted: Jan 07, 2019
Diet: Original

Great meal although my chicken was a bit dry.

By: Catherine
Posted: Jan 07, 2019
Diet: Gluten-free

The most flavourful mushrooms ever!

By: Jenna
Posted: Jan 02, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian

I mixed the paleo and GF versions because I didn't feel like buying miso paste when I already had aminos on hand. It was a family hit! The carrots were amazing, even my husband liked them. I made about a half batch of the carrots and put them on a single layer on the cookie sheet. They crisped up almost like carrot chips. Delicious!

By: Karen
Posted: Dec 30, 2018
Diet: Paleo