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Miso-Sesame Chicken & Zucchini
with miso-sesame slaw

Active: 30 minTotal: 30 min
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This miso-sesame sauce will become your go-to grilling sauce this summer. Use it on everything you're grilling up but start with chicken, zucchini, and dressing slaw for this meal!

Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Miso-Sesame Chicken & Zucchini:
  • Chicken thighs, boneless & skinless - 1 1/2 lbs
  • Zucchini - 1 lb, sliced lengthwise
  • Miso-sesame sauce, homemade - 5 Tbsp ((ingredients listed separately))
  • Limes - 1/2, sliced into wedges
  • Sesame seeds - for serving
Miso-Sesame Sauce:
  • Sesame seeds - 1 Tbsp, toasted
  • Miso paste, any type - 2 Tbsp
  • Rice vinegar - 2 Tbsp
  • Lime juice - 2 tsp
  • Honey - 4 tsp
  • Hot sauce - 2 tsp
  • Cooking oil - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Toasted sesame oil - 4 tsp
Miso-Sesame Slaw:
  • Coleslaw mix (or any slaw mix) - 6 oz
  • Miso-sesame sauce - 5 Tbsp ((ingredients listed separately))

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Chicken - Season with salt and pepper and tenderize with a fork. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
  2. Zucchini - Slice lengthwise into ½” thick pieces.
  3. Make miso-sesame sauce - Toast sesame seeds in a frying pan over medium heat for 4 to 6 minutes, until golden and fragrant. Mix sesame seeds with miso, rice vinegar, lime juice, honey, hot sauce, cooking oil, and toasted sesame oil. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

Make

  1. Toss slaw’s portion of the miso-sesame sauce with coleslaw mix. Cover and refrigerate.
  2. If cooking chicken & zucchini on grill: Preheat grill to 450F (232C) degrees. Clean grates and brush with some oil. Place chicken and zucchini over direct heat. Grill chicken & zucchini on both sides for ~3 minutes each, with the cover closed (rotate once on each side to create more grill marks). Remove zucchini from the grill and move chicken to indirect heat. Brush zucchini with some of the miso-sesame sauce and brush remainder onto chicken. Cook chicken with the cover closed for another 3 to 5 minutes, until chicken reaches 165F (74C).
  3. If cooking chicken & zucchini on stovetop: Heat grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Brush with some cooking oil. Place chicken and zucchini onto hot grill pan and sear on both sides for 3 to 4 minutes each, rotating once to create more grill marks. Remove zucchini from pan. Brush zucchini with some of the miso-sesame sauce. Lower heat and cover chicken with foil. Cook for another 3 to 5 minutes. Brush remainder of sauce onto chicken and cook for another minute on each side.
  4. Enjoy grilled chicken and zucchini with slaw and lime wedges! Sprinkle chicken and zucchini with more sesame seeds if desired.
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Reviews

This meal has 47 reviews

I couldn't believe how filling this was with just veggies & tofu! I have loved everything we've ever made with miso. Even my husband, who always comments on how much better our veggies dishes would be with meat had no complaints here - he loved it!

By: Sarah
Posted: Jul 14, 2015
Diet: Vegetarian

Everything was good. Nothing special. Subbed green beans for the slaw.

By: Lucas
Posted: Jul 14, 2015
Diet: Original

I took everyone's advice that the sauce on all 3 elements was too much. So I made the coleslaw with lemon and lime juice and zest, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, and honey. It was awesome and the citrus balanced out the sweetness of the miso sauce. Everything tasted great together. It did take kind of a long time to cook. I kept adding a bit more sauce as I flipped them over and it eventually caramelized.

By: Sabrina
Posted: Jul 14, 2015
Diet: Original

Skipped the slaw, loved the rest

By: Ella
Posted: Jul 13, 2015
Diet: Original

I enjoyed the zucchini the most. I think this will be a great go to grilling sauce I will definitely use again!

By: Brooke
Posted: Jul 13, 2015
Diet: Original

Used broccoli slaw. Loved it!

By: Melanie
Posted: Jul 13, 2015
Diet: Original