Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
Hands-on Time
22 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 22 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 breast half)

If you can't find miso, substitute 2 teaspoons anchovy paste and 1 teaspoon tahini instead. With miso, the darker the color, the more pronounced the salty flavor.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 6 ingredients, stirring well with a whisk. Stir in 1 tablespoon oil. Place chicken in a zip-top plastic bag. Add vinegar mixture; seal. Marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour, turning once.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 3

Remove chicken from bag; reserve marinade. Place marinade in a small, heavy saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil. Boil 2 minutes or until syrupy, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; divide mixture in half. Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil; swirl. Add chicken; sauté 4 minutes. Turn chicken over; brush chicken with half of marinade mixture. Place pan in oven; bake at 400° for 6 minutes or until done. Remove chicken from oven; brush with remaining half of marinade mixture, turning to coat. Sprinkle with cilantro, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

KeiraRochelle's Review

November 20, 2013
A family favorite, I make this about every other week. I do double the marinade/sauce part of the recipe though, I like a lot of sauce.

Belanos's Review

July 28, 2013
From some of the other reviewer's remarks, I was expecting this to be on the salty side; while the sauce was, the chicken itself was fine. Easy and quick (once the marinating is complete) with tasty results. I let the chicken sit a couple of extra minutes in the oven (having turned it off) while clearing a place to put the pan and finding a dish to put it in, and let it sit on the counter for a good five minutes, and it was perfectly done. I substituted chives for the cilantro, and served with red rice and stir-fried red bell peppers, onions and broccoli.

tzevaf's Review

March 15, 2013
I didn't find the time specified was enough to cook the chicken thoroughly. By the time I got the chicken cooked, the sauce had started burning and losing its flavor. Maybe cutlets would be better for this recipe. It wasn't special enough to try and makeover.

megsmagoo3's Review

May 08, 2012
My whole family loved this recipe, even my picky 20 mos old. We ended up not using all the marinade as the first half as you put it in the oven ended up being plenty. Also, I did not use a whole tbsp of oil to cook the chicken. So some calories and fat were saved, but not sure how many. We are weight watcher followers and this was 8 points for the nutrition info given, but we also did not use 6 oz pieces of chicken we used 3-4 oz each.

skspillman's Review

April 19, 2012
I followed the recipe exactly except I substituted green onions for cilantro. I also had to bake the chicken longer than 6 minutes, probably more like 15. I served this with rice and a vegetable stir-fry. I will definitely make it again.

PKFletcher's Review

March 20, 2012
I have made this recipe three times and it is awesome. Make extra and serve cold over a salad. Take the sauce, add mustard, garlic and rice vinegar for a quick salad dressing.

CrystalR's Review

February 23, 2012
Very easy to make and very delicious! I added more chili sauce and it gave the dish the right level of kick for my family. I will be making this again!

Litkit's Review

February 16, 2012
I made this for the first time last week and my husband and I LOVED this. It was the perfect combination of salty/spicy/tasty, and super easy to make! I served it with rice and salad....mmmmm Highly recommended:)

julie64's Review

February 08, 2012
Definitely a keeper! I'm a bit generous with spices so this turned out very tasty for us. Served with soba noodles and stir fried snow peas. I will definitely make it again!

cheddar's Review

January 16, 2012
My husband and I loved this recipe! Excellent sauce that we spooned over brown rice as well as chicken. Served with rice, and stir-fried broccoli and carrots. I made recipe exactly except that I was out of honey and substituted agave. It turned out great. Will definitely make this one again!