Miso fried chicken is juicy on the inside and flavoured with delicious miso paste, which gives it a sweet and savoury edge. Miso paste is really easy to find and most large supermarkets will stock it. Everyone loves crispy fried chicken, but the miso adds a new flavour to it that makes it new and exciting; it’s going to be your new go-to fried chicken recipe and everyone will be asking for the recipe! By frying the chicken to start with and then finishing it in a hot oven, you’ll get perfectly tender meat with crispy skin.
- 75g plain flour
- ½tsp baking powder
- 1½tsp white pepper
- 2tsp paprika
- 125g white miso paste
- 25g runny honey
- 25ml rice wine vinegar
- 2 crushed garlic cloves
- 900g chicken pieces
- vegetable oil for frying
In a bowl, mix the plain flour with the baking powder, the white pepper and 2tsp paprika.
In another bowl, mix the white miso paste with the runny honey, the rice wine vinegar and 2 crushed garlic cloves.
Toss the chicken pieces in the flour, then in the paste and again in the flour.
Pour vegetable oil into a pan to a depth of 8cm and heat to 180C. Fry the chicken for 2-3 mins on each side to crisp up, then finish in an oven heated to 170C fan, gas 5 until cooked through.
This recipe tastes just as nice with a bit of a kick to it. If you want a hotter version, add chilli flakes to your batter, but be careful, especially if kids are going to be eating it.