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Miso Chicken Stir-fry

Miso Chicken Stir-fry ~ Quick Stir fry with chicken, noodles, and veggies in a miso sauce.Miso Chicken Stir Fry ~ The Complete Savorist

Miso is a relatively new flavor to me, maybe 5 years or so.  I know, that seems wholly unlikely with how much I love Asian food, but my exposure has many been mainly Southeast Asian or Chinese.  I’ve had miso soup, it’s great, but never ventured to playing with miso outside soup.

A dear friend of mine loves all things Japanese and he is broadening my palate where Japanese cuisine is concerned.  He’s starting with miso.  We’ve been having fun using miso in other applications than soup. Together we created a quick weeknight stir-fry using some simple ingredients and miso paste.

I was wholly pleased with this dish.  It cooked up quickly, packed lots of nutrition, and the flavor was out of this world.  I cannot wait to make this again and to play with miso in another way.

Miso Chicken Stir Fry ~ The Complete Savorist

Miso Chicken Stir-fry

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Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp miso paste
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 6 garlic cloves; minced/grated
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp garlic chili paste
  • 1 red bell pepper; julienned
  • 7 oz . broccoli florets
  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken thighs; sliced into strips
  • 8 oz mushrooms; sliced
  • 1 pkg (17 oz) brown rice vermicelli noodles
  • High heat cooking oil (I used safflower)
  • Black pepper

Instructions

  1. Prep all vegetables
  2. Prep the chicken
  3. Combine the miso paste, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce and chili paste in a bowl, whisk together; set aside
  4. Soak the noodles in hot water to soften them
  5. In a wok or large pan, heat the cooking oil on medium high heat
  6. Toss the sliced chicken with black pepper
  7. Cook the chicken in the heated wok/pan, about 5 minutes or until no longer pink in the center
  8. Remove chicken from pan and set aside
  9. Add a bit more oil and add the broccoli, cook for 2 minutes
  10. Add the mushrooms, cook for 1 minute
  11. Add the red pepper, cook an additional 1-2 minutes or until all the vegetables are tender-crisp
  12. Add the chicken (and any escaped juices) back to the wok/pan, tossing well with the veggies
  13. Pour the sauce into the wok and mix well
  14. Cook an additional 2 minutes or until the sauce is bubbly
  15. Drain the noodles and add them to the wok/pan
  16. Heat through, making sure they are mixed well into the chicken and vegetables
  17. Serve and enjoy!

Miso Chicken Stir Fry ~ The Complete SavoristMiso Chicken Stir Fry ~ The Complete Savorist

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32 Comments

  • Reply
    christine
    November 4, 2014 at 5:47 am

    OOOhhh, I like the look of this. I love Asian flavors.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      November 4, 2014 at 8:40 am

      Thank you Christine. It was really tasty.

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    Kelly @ TastingPage
    November 4, 2014 at 10:43 am

    It’s so funny, I’m in a miso phase myself right now. I don’t know why I don’t cook with it more often. I love the salty, umami taste. Your recipe looks like a real winner!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      November 4, 2014 at 11:33 am

      Thank you Kelly, it was really good. I made another dish with miso last night. Tasted amazing, but didn’t look amazing!

  • Reply
    Hein
    November 4, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Yum – looks so tasty! I have been seeing quite a few miso ice cream recipe around which I want to try.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      November 4, 2014 at 8:34 pm

      Thank you Hein! I want to try miso ice cream too.

  • Reply
    PJ - Nombelina
    November 4, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Looks great! That reminds me, I really need to buy some new miso :).

    • Reply
      Michelle
      November 4, 2014 at 8:34 pm

      I am officially out of miso as well! Shall we hit the store?

  • Reply
    Debra - Bowl Me Over
    November 4, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    This one….right up my alley! Looks amazing, love noodley stir frys!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      November 4, 2014 at 8:33 pm

      Thank you Debra, I am a huge fan of noodle stir-fries as well.

  • Reply
    Ginny McMeans
    November 5, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Love stir fry and yours looks great with miso paste and brown rice vermicelli!

  • Reply
    Healing Tomato
    November 6, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    This is a spectacular presentation and recipe. I like using miso in stir-fry.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      November 6, 2014 at 11:09 pm

      Thank you so much HT.

  • Reply
    Melisa
    November 10, 2014 at 10:26 am

    Sounds Delicious!

  • Reply
    pam (Sidewalk Shoes)
    January 23, 2015 at 6:59 am

    Miso is one of those ingredients that I never use, but I want to! This looks like a wonderful way to start!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      January 23, 2015 at 11:09 am

      Pam, this is a great place to start, subtle but still present.

  • Reply
    Alisa @ Go Dairy Free
    January 23, 2015 at 10:17 am

    This is one of my favorite dishes and I haven’t had it in ages! I’ll have to try your version – but maybe with a little less garlic 🙂

    • Reply
      Michelle
      January 23, 2015 at 11:11 am

      I have been known to be a fan of the garlic! Adjust as needed. 😉

  • Reply
    KC the Kitchen Chopper
    January 23, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    What an eye catching dish with all those healthful veggies. Beautiful!

  • Reply
    Sabrina Modelle
    January 23, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    I am totally obsessed with miso. Once I learned I had to go gluten free, I thought I may never be able to eat it again. Thank goodness I’ve found a couple of gluten free versions of miso. My favorite is the chickpea miso- totally incredible. It’s sweet and tangy and so rich and earthy at the same time. If you see it, I so encourage you to try it. I’m going to try this dish with the chickpea miso! Awesome work.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      January 23, 2015 at 9:27 pm

      Sabrina, I hope you enjoy this. I’m grateful I do not have gluten issues, but I’m glad you found a substitute that works in its place. Where do you find chickpea miso?

  • Reply
    Linda (Meal Planning Maven)
    January 24, 2015 at 8:33 am


    What a fun Asian dish to make and eat!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      January 24, 2015 at 9:41 am

      Thank you Linda, it was tasty.

  • Reply
    nancy@skinnykitchen.com
    February 7, 2015 at 9:08 am

    I adore a good stir-fry and yours looks so good Michelle!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      February 7, 2015 at 10:27 am

      Thank you Nancy! I love the simplicity of stir-frying.

  • Reply
    Sandi Gaertner (@sandigtweets)
    April 14, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    Wowza this looks amazing. Great family friendly meal Michelle!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      April 14, 2015 at 10:47 pm

      We love it here Sandi, thank you.

  • Reply
    Elise
    August 25, 2016 at 5:46 am

    Just tried this tonight – absolutely delicious!

  • Reply
    Polly
    March 24, 2019 at 1:23 pm


    Michelle, thank you for sharing this! I have made this so many times. Everyone that tries it, loves it!

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