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Miso-Sesame Chicken & Zucchini
with miso-sesame slaw

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min

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!

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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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))

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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)

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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

Ratings

Original (99)
Gluten-free (7)
Paleo (13)
Vegetarian (14)

47 reviews

Fantastic!

By: Dena
Posted: Jul 09, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Yum! I think the sauce could use a bit more honey, but other than that everything turned out great! Very easy and quick to make.

By: Michele
Posted: Jul 09, 2015
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Love the sauce!

By: Julie
Posted: Jul 09, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Good, but maybe too much all-in with the miso. We might just use the marinade in the zucchini and tofu next time.

By: Kirsten
Posted: Jul 09, 2015
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

The tofu came out delicious (I also dry fried before marinating) and the zucchini was good. It took closer to an hour to prepare dinner since I had to grill in batches on my cast iron grill pan. The meal was pretty good, but felt incomplete. I don't think I'll be doing this one again.

By: Bianca
Posted: Jul 08, 2015
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Tasty, but a little too much of the same taste!

By: Kiera
Posted: Jul 08, 2015
Diet: Original
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