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Garlic Miso Chicken Wings ガーリック味噌チキン • Just One Cookbook

Easy Garlic Miso Chicken Wings are marinated in a savory sauce, then baked until crispy and tender. Served as a party appetizer or weeknight main dish, they‘re delicious dipped in creamy Japanese mayo spiked with shichimi togarashi. You‘ll devour them in an instant!

A round wooden plate containing Garlic Miso Chicken Wings.

Do you love chicken wings? You’re going to need this Garlic Miso Chicken Wings (ガーリック味噌チキン) recipe!

Coated in a punchy, garlicky, and umami-packed sauce, these wings come out of the oven with a crispy exterior and perfect juiciness within. Every bite is so flavorful that you won’t want to stop eating. My kids love them for our Friday movie night, but they also make an absolute winner to serve at a party, game night, or just a regular dinner.

A round wooden plate containing Garlic Miso Chicken Wings.A round wooden plate containing Garlic Miso Chicken Wings.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • A crowd-winning and fun staple for any occasion—you could never go wrong with these wings!
  • Minimal preparation and make-ahead friendly—it’s really as simple as mixing the 4-ingredient sauce and marinating the chicken wings ahead of time. Then pop them into the oven until brown and crispy.
  • The easiest yet surprisingly addictive dipping sauce. The chicken wings alone are super flavorful, but this dipping sauce truly elevates your experience!

Pairing Miso with Garlic

It’s a no-brainer that the main flavor comes from miso (Japanese fermented soybean paste) and a copious amount of garlic, as both impart the wings with an aromatic, bold, and deeply savory punch. Such a simple pairing, but you’d be amazed at the result.

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I use my favorite miso, Hikari Miso‘s Kodawattemasu in this recipe, but you can use any red miso, which has a bolder flavor profile.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Chicken wings — I used 5 flats and 5 drumettes; you can use any parts of the chicken
  • Garlic — Add more garlic, if you prefer.
  • Miso — I used this miso.
  • Japanese soy sauce — I use organic Kikkoman soy sauce.
  • Mirin — The Japanese sweet rice wine helps tenderize the chicken wings and lends a mild sweetness. More about it in this post.
  • Dipping sauce (optional) — Japanese Kewpie mayonnaise and shichimi togarashi (Japanese seven spice)

Substitution Tips

  • Chicken — Chicken thighs and drumsticks can be used. Adjust the cooking time.
  • Mirin — You can use sake, or Japanese rice wine, but you will need to add sugar to replace the mirin in this recipe. You can use this non-alcoholic mirin.
An oval ceramic white plate containing Garlic Miso Chicken Wings.An oval ceramic white plate containing Garlic Miso Chicken Wings.

How to Make Garlic Miso Chicken Wings

  1. Mix minced garlic, miso, soy sauce, and mirin in a resealable plastic bag.
  2. Pat dry the chicken wings with paper towels and prick the skin with a fork.
  3. Add the wings to the plastic bag and coat them well with the marinade.
  4. Let them marinate in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours (preferably overnight) or up to a day.
  5. Put the wings on the oven-safe wire rack placed on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and bake in the oven at 425ºF (220ºC) for 30 minutes.
  6. At the 30-minute mark, flip the wings. Put them back in the oven for another 15 minutes. You can also broil the wings for an even crispier skin.
  7. Serve immediately with optional Japanese Kewpie mayonnaise and shichimi togarashi (Japanese seven spice) on the side for dipping.

Cooking Tips

  • Prick the chicken skin with a fork – It helps marinate better.
  • Marinate the chicken for 6 hours or more, especially if you use drumsticks or other parts of the chicken.
  • Remove the marinade from the chicken to avoid burning. Miso burns easily, so be sure to scrape off the best you can. As you see in my pictures, even though I tried my best, some parts got burnt.

How to Store

  • To Store. Refrigerate leftover Garlic Miso Chicken Wings in an airtight container for up to 3 days or in the freezer for a month.
  • To Reheat. For the best results, reheat leftovers in the oven at 350ºF (175ºC) or microwave until heated through.

What to Serve with Garlic Miso Chicken Wings

An oval ceramic white plate containing Garlic Miso Chicken Wings.An oval ceramic white plate containing Garlic Miso Chicken Wings.

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An oval ceramic white plate containing Garlic Miso Chicken Wings.An oval ceramic white plate containing Garlic Miso Chicken Wings.

Garlic Miso Chicken Wings

Easy Garlic Miso Chicken Wings are marinated in a savory sauce, then baked until crispy and tender. Served as a party appetizer or weeknight main dish, they‘re delicious dipped in creamy Japanese mayo spiked with shichimi togarashi. You‘ll devour them in an instant!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients 

 

Japanese Ingredient Substitution: If you want substitutes for Japanese condiments and ingredients, click here.

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Instructions 

To Broil (Method #2)

  • Set the oven broiler to High (550ºF/288ºC) for 3 minutes before cooking. Place the baking sheet in the middle rack of the oven, about 8 inches (20 cm) away from the heating element. Cook for 9–10 minutes, until nicely browned and crispy, and then flip the chicken to cook the other side (skin side) for another 9–10 minutes. Watch the chicken carefully so it doesn‘t burn; if your oven is small/strong, try broiling at Medium (500ºF/260ºC) or lower the rack. The chicken is cooked through when the internal temperature is 165ºF (74ºC).

To Cook Other Chicken Parts

  • For boneless chicken thighs or breasts: Bake for 30–40 minutes (depending on the part and thickness). Turn over the chicken halfway during the cooking process.

  • For chicken drumsticks: Bake for 45–50 minutes, or until the internal temperature is 165ºF (74ºC). Turn over the chicken halfway during the cooking process.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Garlic Miso Chicken Wings

Amount per Serving

% Daily Value*

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Author: Namiko Chen

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Japanese

Keyword: chicken wings, miso

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on August 5, 2011. It was updated with new images and more helpful content on December 11, 2023, and republished on June 19, 2024.

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