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Meltingly Tender Chicken with Miso, Ginger, and Carrots

Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Paige Hicks

Hands-on time 12 mins
Total time 2 hrs, 10 mins

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 chicken thigh and 3 carrot halves)

There is very little hands-on prep here; your oven does most of the work. The combination of flavors is exuberant, and the texture of the chicken is as succulent as can be.


  • 4 skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs (about 28 ounces)
  • 16 large garlic cloves, peeled and divided
  • 1 (2-inch) piece fresh ginger
  • 6 large carrots with tops, trimmed and peeled
  • 2 tablespoons white miso

Nutrition Information

  • calories 330
  • fat 17.5 g
  • satfat 4.8 g
  • monofat 7.3 g
  • polyfat 3.5 g
  • protein 29 g
  • carbohydrate 14 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 157 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 422 mg
  • calcium 57 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 300°.

  2. Place chicken in a large ovenproof skillet. Grate 4 garlic cloves, and spread over chicken. Add remaining 12 garlic cloves to pan. Grate ginger; add to pan. Halve carrots lengthwise; add to pan. Chop carrot tops to equal 2 tablespoons; set aside. Spread miso evenly over chicken and carrots, tossing to coat. Arrange chicken, skin side down; cover pan tightly with foil.

  3. Bake at 300° for 45 minutes. Remove pan from oven. Turn chicken over, and cover pan tightly. Bake at 300° for 1 hour. Remove pan from oven. Place a zip-top plastic bag inside a 2-cup glass measure. Pour drippings into bag (leave solids in pan); let drippings stand 5 minutes (fat will rise). Seal bag; carefully snip off 1 bottom corner of bag. Drain drippings into a small bowl, stopping before fat layer reaches opening; discard fat.

  4. Preheat broiler.

  5. Broil chicken and carrots 3 minutes or until skin is browned. Drizzle with drippings; sprinkle with carrot tops.

Cook's Notes

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