A Japanese Twist – Yutaka BBQ Miso Chicken – A Recipe

A Japanese Twist – Yutaka BBQ Miso Chicken – A Recipe

I thought we’d seen the end of the Summer but the last few days have brought back the sunshine, and with it, the urge to get the BBQ out and have a couple of last sizzles. Even if the weather isn’t cooperating, this recipe can also be recreated using a griddle pan to get those nice seared lines or can even simply be cooked in the oven.

When Yutaka approached me and asked if I’d like to re-create one of their summer recipes I leapt at the chance. Having worked with them in the past creating both Yuzu Hot Cross Buns and Yakisoba I knew that some seriously tasty food was waiting at the end of this collaboration and I wasn’t disappointed.

Yutaka Japanese BBQ Chicken Recipe

For this BBQ Miso Chicken recipe you will need:


  1. Keeping the chicken or mock meat to one side, mix all the ingredients in a large bowl until well combined and the miso and sugar have dissolved completely.
  2. Set aside enough of the marinade for basting during cooking. (Around 150ml)
  3. Add the chicken or mock meat to the marinade and cover completely. Leave in the fridge overnight or for a minimum of three hours. (Just a note, do not over marinade. Due to a change in dinner plans, I left mine in for too long and this resulted in the chicken toughening slightly)
  4. Place the marinated breasts on a lightly-oiled BBQ grill for 6-8 minutes per side, basting frequently to gain a sticky glaze.
  5. Always make sure the juices are clear before serving.
  6. Garnish with a salad of your choice, between two burger buns or serve with rice.

This recipe looked a real show-stopper and definitely had a certain ‘wow’ factor. Despite the chicken over-marinading, it was enjoyed by everyone with the mirin and sake really giving it a depth of flavour that I’d previously not experience when marinading in tamari alone.

So don’t put the BBQ back in the shed just quite yet and fire up the coals once more to give this delicious BBQ twist a go.

Yutaka Japanese BBQ Chicken Recipe


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