You may remember last week I promised that each Thursday I would share a Lite and Easy recipe. Last week I showed you my Fish Pie. Today I am giving you a super tasty Miso Glazed Chicken dish. My Miso Glazed Chicken is so quick and simple to make, but it tastes amazing!
When I make this dish I usually buy a kilo of chicken thigh fillets so I have leftovers for low calorie lunches.
The miso glaze is made by combining just a few ingredients. Then it’s simply a matter of allowing the chicken to marinade in the glaze. The chicken can be allowed marinade for a day, overnight, or in the freezer for a month! This means it’s the type of dish you could easily prep well in advance.
Alternatively you could simply prepare the marinade the night before or even in the morning before work. When you come home just throw the chicken in the oven and put some rice in a rice cooker. Dinner is done!
For a simple dish the flavour is amazing. It honestly compares well to similar dishes we enjoyed when we were holidaying in Japan. The glaze gives a sweet and salty flavour to the chicken.
So what is the calorie count on my miso glazed chicken, I hear you asking! I put the ingredients through MyFitnessPal recipe calculator and the dish contains just 205 calories! I like to serve the dish with brown rice instead of white rice as it contains more fibre and has a high nutrient value. By adding 1/2 cup of cooked brown rice the dish is now just 310 calories. Not bad… but I think it needs a serving of greens.
In the picture I have teamed the Miso Chicken with steamed Bok Choy. I simply steamed some greens and used the remainder of the glaze to stir through the Bok Choy.
So there you have it, a complete week night meal for under 350 calories. Best of all this dish can be on the table in 30 minutes. That’s a win!
What are your thoughts on my new Thursday Lite and Easy recipe collection. Do you like having a quick, low calorie evening meal up your sleeve. If you do please make sure you pin the recipe for later. Perhaps you could even start a Pinterest “Lite and Easy Board.” That way you will always be able to find something quick to make that won’t make stay on the hips!
Bahaha, I just remembered an old saying “Nice on the lips, straight to the hips” Not this recipe though!
Have a lovely day.