Easy Fig Miso Glazed Chicken with Mushroom Leek Rice

There’s something to be said about a one pan meal. Not only does it make for easy clean up, it also allows you to go directly from the oven to the table. This Gluten Free Fig Miso Glazed Chicken with Mushroom Leek Rice not only checks the one skillet meal box, it makes for an elegant and impressive feast.

Fig Miso Glazed Chicken with Mushroom Leek Rice

We’ve all heard the phrase “Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner”. Chicken is perhaps the most versatile of proteins while also being a crowd pleaser. Unfortunately it’s easy to fall into a pattern of using the same ingredients and flavors.

Move aside boring chicken, this Fig Miso Glazed Chicken with Mushroom Leek rice will blow you away with bold flavors. This dish is equally as beautiful as it is delicious with its balance of tangy, sweet, tart, and a pop of umami.

Fig Miso Glazed Chicken with Mushroom Leek Rice, a One Skillet Sensation

Let’s break down this one dish wonder. The first component of making this poultry masterpiece is creating the bed of rice

Simply combine your ingredients and spread it out on the bottom of your baking dish or cast iron. Between the liquid added to the mixture and the savory juices of the chicken, the rice becomes tender in the oven.

With just five ingredients the glaze for this Fig Miso Glazed Chicken with Mushroom Leek Rice comes together quickly.

For this dish I used Steens Raw Manuka Honey. Their unpasteurized honey unitizes the entire comb while being certified for purity and quality. Manuka honey from New Zealand not only provides an earthy sweetness, it helps ensure your chicken achieves that golden glow.

With just one ingredient, fig miso provides a balance of sweet, fruity, earthy, and savory. It pairs well with the roasted grapes that shimmer like jewels in this dish.

If you love miso, be sure to check out my recipe for Miso Glazed Ahi Tuna Tacos in Nori Wrappers.

Out of the Oven and Onto Your Table

The most difficult part of preparing this dish is the eager anticipation as your home fills with the aromatic perfume of roasting chicken. Just imagine those succulent drippings hitting the sweet leeks and melding with the earthy mushrooms in the rice. You can almost taste it, can’t you?

For this dish I use a whole chicken portioned into individual pieces. You can buy the chicken already cut up from the store, ask your butcher to do it, or cut it up yourself.

Feel free to use all chicken thighs, chicken breasts, or a combination of your favorite cuts. The cooking time will very.

Invite some friends over, pull out your cast iron skillet, and let’s make Fig Miso Glazed Chicken with Mushroom Leek Rice.

Fig Miso Glazed Chicken with Mushroom Leek Rice

Fig Miso Glazed Chicken with Mushroom Leek Rice

This one skillet meal combines sweet, savory, and earthy flavors and goes from the oven directly to your table in less than an hour!
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Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4


  • Cast iron skillet or baking dish


Mushroom Leek Rice

  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 3/4 cups chicken stock
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 leek, white and light green part, clean and chopped

Chicken and Fig Miso Glaze

  • 1 whole chicken, cut up
  • 2 tbsp fig miso paste
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar, unseasoned
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 bunch of red grapes


Mushroom Leek Rice

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine all of the ingredients together in a cast iron skillet or oven safe baking dish. Spread out eaveningly.

Chicken and Fig Miso Glaze

  • Mix the fig miso paste, honey, salt, vinegar, and olive oil in a bowl.
  • Place chicken pieces on top of the rice mixture.
  • Brush the glaze over the chicken.
  • Add the grapes to the skillet and cover tightly with foil.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the foil and bake for 20 more minutes, or until the rice is done and the chicken reads 165 degrees. Time will very depending upon the size of your chicken.
  • Enjoy!
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