{Nourish} Orange Miso Honey Chicken with Garlicky Greens

Orange Miso Honey Chicken | Savory umami flavors with citrus and a touch of sweet for the perfect weeknight meal

My mission for the last week has been to help you revamp your weeknight chicken recipes and I’m capping it off with this easy, healthy Orange Miso Honey Chicken with Garlicky Greens. Don’t get overwhelmed by the idea of miso! It’s available at most grocers and other than this possibly new-to-you ingredient, the glaze is really simple to whip up with pantry staples you already have in your house. With only a few ingredients and about 10 minutes of hands-on cooking time, this beauty can be on your dinner table. My kinda meal! Orange and honey balance out the nutty, savory miso creating a ton of flavor the whole family will love.

Healthy Chicken Recipe Basics 

Say good-bye to dry, flavorless chicken! The key to making a tasty chicken recipe is using bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts, thighs or drumsticks. Trust me. Make sure you rub the seasonings on and under the skin so the meat is seasoned as well. This is particularly important if you plan on removing the skin prior to eating.

Quality Counts: Should you buy organic?

When I can, I spend my organic dollars on my animal proteins. When compared to vegetables and fruits, animal proteins are more inflammatory to our system plus there are more variables to consider: the diet of the animal, antibiotics, the quality of life the animal lives, etc. Remember, perfection doesn’t exist and any whole food, like chicken, is a more nourishing alternative to highly processed foods.

Buy This:

Look for hormone and antibiotic free poultry, organic or even pastured varieties when they are available.

Chicken Cooking Basics:

Here are the basic cook times. Once you commit these to memory you can mix and match your flavorings and have a new chicken dish every night of the week.

  • Bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts: cook for 45 minutes at 425
  • Bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs and drumsticks: cook for 30 minutes at 425
  • Broil for 1-2 minutes to crisp up the skin

What is Miso?

Miso is a fermented soybean paste with a rich, nutty and slightly salty flavor. There are many types of miso available. You might see white, yellow and even red at your grocer. The darker the color the more bold and rich the flavor. This is usually the result of a longer fermentation process. If miso is new to you, start with the white or yellow varieties as they are the most mild and even slightly sweet.

How to Use Miso

Miso can be used to season a broth, like in the Chicken Miso Soup. It can also be used in salad dressings, marinades for meat and vegetables, and as an addition to sauces.

How to make this Orange Honey Miso Chicken

I know this recipe may sound a bit more complicated but it’s actually really easy. I love easy and I know you do too so trust me and give it a go. The glaze is so simple. You stir together the miso and honey with a little orange juice and orange zest. Easy, right? Slather it on and pop the chicken into the oven. The hands on cooking time is less than 10 minutes and that includes cooking the greens! Speaking of greens, you simply roast them during the last 10 minutes of the cooking process. Check out the recipe for the details.

Meal Prep Tips

  • You can make the miso glaze ahead of time. Just store it in the fridge until you are ready to use it.
  • Peel a head of garlic at the beginning of the week. Refrigerate the cloves, whole, until you are ready to use them. Love chopped garlic? Give the cloves a rough chop and submerge them in olive oil. Store this in the fridge as well. Both should last about a week.
  • Pre-Cut your greens and store them in a plastic bag with a damp cloth or paper towel. This can be done up to 3 days in advance.

Find the full recipe below.

More Miso Recipes

One of my favorite uses for miso is what I like to call a 2 minute Miso Mug. Heat water to a simmer then stir in a teaspoon of miso paste. Enjoy it like you would a cup of tea. You could even try this simple Chicken and Vegetable Miso Soup. It’s a great way to kick a cold.


Orange Miso Honey Chicken | Easy Chicken Recipe, Weeknight dinner, Chicken Recipe, Miso Recipe

Orange Honey Miso Chicken with Garlicky Greens
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
  1. 4, bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts, thighs or legs (see cook times below)
  2. 1 tablespoon white or yellow miso
  3. 1 tablespoon honey
  4. 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  5. 1 teaspoon orange zest
  6. 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar, divided equally
  7. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  8. 2 heads of bok choy, roughly chopped
  9. 6 cloves of garlic, smashed or chopped
  10. 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  11. 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  12. Red pepper flakes, optional
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 425.
  2. Arrange the chicken in a large baking dish so there is room for the greens.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the miso, honey, orange juice, zest and half the rice wine vinegar.
  4. Spread the miso glaze onto the chicken. Rub some under the skin as well.
  5. Bake the chicken for 30-45 minutes depending on the cut*
  6. While the chicken is baking, toss the cut greens with the oil, remaining rice wine vinegar, garlic, ginger and soy sauce.
  7. When there is 10 minutes left in the chicken cook time, add the greens to the pan.
  8. When the timer goes off, turn the oven to broil for 1 minute to crisp the skin.
  1. Bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts: cook for 45 minutes at 425
  2. Bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs and drumsticks: cook for 30 minutes at 425
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11 thoughts on “{Nourish} Orange Miso Honey Chicken with Garlicky Greens

  1. Great recipe and I love your chicken baking tips! My oven is on the fritz, so I *guess* on my cooking times these days 🙂 I have some miso in my fridge, and fresh oranges from my tree for juicing. Can’t wait to make this!

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