Spicy miso chicken スパイシー味噌チキン

SPICY MISO CHICKEN ­— Easy baked chicken appetizer recipe. Tulip-shaped chicken drumettes with a spicy miso dipping sauce. photo by Namiko Chen

Love a good, easy appetizer recipe? Sweet and savory with a good dose of spice, these tulip-shaped chicken drumettes with a spicy miso dipping sauce are a party favorite.

My husband and I were talking about what chicken drumettes recipe I could make for our next dinner since our children love drumettes. Then he said he really misses the Spicy Miso Chicken from Norikonoko, a mom-and-pop Japanese diner in Berkeley, Calif.

I went to the restaurant once when I stayed in Berkeley for a summer during high school to study English. My host family took me there when I was missing Japanese food. According to my husband, he and his friends treated this Japanese diner like their second kitchen back in college.

As I had never tasted this miso chicken that he loved, I had to rely on his description of the taste to recreate the recipe. It’s been a while since my husband tried the miso chicken at the restaurant, so let’s say I made this recipe inspired by the restaurant’s version.

The restaurant makes the spicy miso chicken drumettes into a “tulip” shape. This is pretty simple to do (see my picture/video at https://www.justonecookbook.com/spicy-miso-chicken/), and it’s easy to eat because half of the meat has already come off the bone.

The spicy sauce uses red miso, which has a bolder flavor than white miso or awase miso (red and white mixed miso). You can use white or awase miso, but the sauce will be quite different from the intended flavor.

Well, according to my husband, these chicken drumettes are pretty close to what they served at Norikonoko. You can imagine his happy face when he tried these drumettes. I reduced the amount of Sriracha sauce for my children, so they really enjoyed this quick appetizer as well. If you love spicy food, feel free to add more Sriracha sauce. Enjoy these Spicy Miso Chicken as a finger food at a party, or make it the main course, along with a side of rice and a refreshing Asian coleslaw.

Thank you so much for reading and enjoy the rest of your week!

Spicy Miso Chicken
Love a good, easy appetizer recipe? Sweet and savory with a good dose of spice, these tulip-shaped chicken drumettes with a spicy miso dipping sauce are a party favorite.

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Marinate Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins

Servings: 4

Ingredients
1.2 lb chicken drumettes (17 pieces; You can use drumsticks but it will take more time to marinade and cook)
1/2 Tbsp neutral-flavored oil (vegetable, rice bran, canola, etc.) (or cooking spray)

Seasonings
2 Tbsp sake
1 tsp ginger
3 cloves garlic

To read the recipe, visit the Just One Cookbook post here.

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