Maple Glazed Chicken

Maple Glazed Chicken recipe with a miso marinade can be used on any cut of chicken; wings, drumsticks or chicken breasts! 

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Maple Glazed Chicken With Miso

Miso or miso paste is a savory Japanese seasoning made from soybeans.

You might be familiar with miso soup, but don’t limit this fermented nutrient packed food to one favorite dish.

Miso can be used in stir-fry, dressings, and marinades!

I used this simple marinade on drumsticks for a hearty appetizer, but this can also be served as a main dish with a side of sticky rice and fresh green beans!

The tangy and sweet flavors of this  sauce is quite versatile and can be used on a variety of meats or fish!

In fact, I’m anxious to try this on salmon!

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Where Can I Find Miso?

Miso can be found in Asian markets (that’s where I bought mine) in the refrigerator section.

Many larger supermarkets chains will carry miso in the organic section where tofu is stocked.

This finger-licking maple glazed chicken is kid and adult approved 🙂

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Will Pancake Syrup Work In This Recipe?

No. Please be sure to use 100% pure maple syrup, not pancake or waffle syrup when making this maple glazed chicken recipe.

Maple syrup is more expensive, but the difference in flavor is well worth the price!

Pancake or waffle syrup is made with corn syrup and maple extract for flavor. Maple syrup is made from maple tree sap, which is naturally sweet.

What To Serve With Maple Glazed Chicken

A simple green salad is always a good choice as well as this cabbage salad.

Low carb followers will enjoy this easy cauliflower fried rice recipe. For those that aren’t counting carbs, give this sticky rice a try!

More Asian-Style Recipes To Try

You also might be interested in trying these delicious recipes

  • Pork Rice Balls – Ground pork rolled with sticky rice and then steamed. Dip in hoisin sauce or wrap in a lettuce leaf and serve as an appetizer!
  • Shrimp in Coconut Sauce – This creamy coconut shrimp dish has a slightly spicy bite to it and is ready in under 30 minutes!
  • Easy Thai Coconut Shrimp – Another 30 minute meal. Thai coconut soup is simple to make and bursting with flavor from the lemongrass and red curry sauce.
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Maple Glazed Chicken on a serving dish

Miso Maple Glazed Chicken

Flavorful miso maple glazed chicken legs make a delicious appetizer or main dish.
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: appetizer, chicken, legs, main dish
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Calories: 454kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer


  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup 100% pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup miso
  • 2 pounds chicken
  • green onions optional
  • sesame seeds optional


  • Mix together baking powder, maple syrup, and miso. Place chicken in a gallon ziplock bag and pour marinade over the chicken. Marinade in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
  • Place chicken with a baking sheet lined with foil. Bake until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 35 minutes, turning chicken once or twice. Top with green onions and sesame seeds.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 782mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g


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  1. I love the flavors happening here. I am the only fan on chicken legs in my house, but I’m constantly trying to find THAT recipe that will change the minds of the rest of them. I’m hoping this will do the trick!

  2. I have never cooked with miso, but I really want to because I know my family loves the flavor. Beautiful chicken Sandra! Love the glaze, pretty photos too 🙂

  3. I love miso anything!!! I’m not a huge fan of chicken so I def. want to try this I bet the miso really adds a lot of flavor!

  4. this sounds way easy and looks SO good! can’t wait to make this to go with a football game this fall!