Easy Fig Miso Glazed Chicken with Mushroom Leek Rice

Embark on a culinary journey with our mouthwatering Fig Miso Glazed Chicken and Mushroom Leek Rice recipe. This tantalizing dish combines savory flavors and wholesome ingredients to create a gourmet dining experience right in your own kitchen. Join us as we guide you through the step-by-step process of preparing this delectable meal that’s sure to become a family favorite.

Fig Miso Glazed Chicken with Mushroom Leek Rice

Discover a new twist on the classic “Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner” with our Fig Miso Glazed Chicken and Mushroom Leek Rice recipe. Chicken, known for its versatility and crowd-pleasing appeal, takes center stage in this dish, infused with bold and irresistible flavors. Say goodbye to boring chicken dishes as we introduce you to a culinary masterpiece that’s as beautiful as it is delicious, boasting a perfect balance of tangy, sweet, tart, and umami notes.

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

Recipe Breakdown:

This one-dish wonder begins with creating a flavorful bed of rice, combining simple ingredients and spreading them out in a baking dish or cast iron skillet. As the chicken cooks atop this rice mixture, the liquid and savory juices infuse the rice, resulting in tender perfection.

The Glaze:

Crafted with just five ingredients, the glaze for our Fig Miso Glazed Chicken is quick and easy to prepare. Utilizing Steens Raw Manuka Honey adds an earthy sweetness and a golden glow to the chicken, while fig miso provides a perfect balance of sweet, fruity, earthy, and savory flavors. Roasted grapes add a touch of elegance, shimmering like jewels amidst the dish.

Cooking Process:

The anticipation builds as the aroma of roasting chicken fills your home, tantalizing your taste buds with each passing minute. Succulent chicken drippings mingle with sweet leeks and earthy mushrooms in the rice, creating a symphony of flavors that will leave you craving more.

Chicken Preparation:

Whether you opt for a whole chicken portioned into individual pieces or your favorite cuts like thighs or breasts, the preparation is simple. Choose pre-cut chicken from the store, request assistance from your butcher, or tackle the task yourself—either way, the result will be equally delicious.

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

Gather your friends and fire up your cast iron skillet for a culinary adventure with our Fig Miso Glazed Chicken and Mushroom Leek Rice. From its bold flavors to its elegant presentation, this dish promises to elevate your dinner experience to new heights. Get ready to savor every bite of this flavor explosion and make unforgettable memories around the dinner table.

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: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4


  • Oven-safe baking dish or cast iron skillet
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Kitchen Brush
  • Measuring cups/spoons


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

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


Prepare the Mushroom Leek Rice

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C)
  • In an oven-safe baking dish or cast iron skillet, combine the rice, chicken stock, sliced mushrooms, minced garlic, fresh thyme, kosher salt, black pepper, and chopped leek. Mix well.

Chicken and Fig Miso Glaze And Prepare The Dish

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the fig miso paste, honey, pinch of salt, rice vinegar, and olive oil. Mix until well combined
  • Place the chicken pieces on top of the rice and liquid mixture in the baking dish. Brush the glaze evenly over the chicken pieces. Scatter the grapes on top.
  • Cover the dish and place it in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Then, remove the cover and continue baking for an additional 20 minutes or until the rice is cooked through, and the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F (74°C).
  • Once done, remove from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes. Serve hot and enjoy.
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  1. This looks delicious but I am confused. I don’t see any honey listed in the ingredients. Can you clarify?

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