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Sheet Pan Sesame Miso Chicken with Coconut Rice: Miso-marinated chicken baked until glazed in a yummy miso sauce. Then sweet potatoes and asparagus are baked together on a sheet pan. Serve the saucy miso chicken, sweet potatoes, and asparagus together over steamy coconut rice. Such a simple dinner!

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It’s only been within the last couple of years that I’ve started using miso in recipes. But my family always loves it when I do! Especially my little sister Asher and my two younger brothers. One of their favorite recipes is my miso chicken katsu ramen. They ask for that recipe all the time.

With nicer (longer) days slowly approaching, I’m moving away from all the cozy soups of the season and into big salads and bowl-style recipes. These are always some of my favorites to create and share!

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The sound of miso-baked chicken really excited me, so I decided to create a whole meal around that idea. Coconut rice, chicken, yummy sweet potatoes—yes, please. And then some in-season, springtime asparagus too!

This whole meal reminds me of something my Nonnie would serve guests when they arrived for vacations at her home in Florida. Baked chicken with asparagus and rice was totally up her alley!

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The Simple Details

Step 1: mix the miso sauce

This is so easy, but that’s the wonderful thing about miso. It has so much flavor that you don’t need to add much to it.

Mix sesame oil (use toasted sesame oil for even more flavor) with either red or white miso paste. I usually use white miso paste, but I had an open container of red miso in the fridge, and it worked really well! So either or is great!

Now mix in tamari (or your favorite soy sauce), lots of ginger and garlic, a drizzle of honey, chili flakes, and then some green onions. Do this all in the baking dish you want to bake the chicken in. I like to use something a little smaller than a 9×13-inch baking dish.

Add the chicken to the miso sauce, then top the chicken with sesame seeds.

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Step 2: the sweet potatoes + asparagus

Working on a baking sheet, toss sliced sweet potatoes with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Do the same with the asparagus.

I like to bake the sweet potatoes and asparagus together on a baking sheet and then the chicken in a separate baking dish. This method cooks the food evenly.

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Step 3: the coconut rice

As soon as you put the chicken and vegetables in the oven, start the rice. This is one of my favorite rice recipes.

Mix dry jasmine rice with a can of coconut milk, bone broth, and a couple of tablespoons of ghee or butter. Bring to a boil, stir, then cover and let the rice cook until fluffy. My rice takes about 20 to 25 minutes. Don’t open the pot to check it while cooking!

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Step 4: plate everything together

The beauty of this recipe is that each element—the chicken, vegetables, and rice—should be completed around the same time.

Fluff the rice with a fork, then spoon it into a shallow bowl. Place the chicken over the rice, then add the sweet potatoes and asparagus. If there’s some extra miso sauce left in the baking dish, spoon that over the chicken and vegetables.

I usually finish with fresh green onions, or you could use cilantro too.

Everyone in my family has agreed, they could easily eat this once or twice a week. The chicken is tender, and the sauce is everyone’s favorite – spicy, sweet, and tangy.

The rice completes it all!

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Looking for other easy dinners? Here are some favorites:

Easy Greek Sheet Pan Chicken and Potatoes

30 Minute Spicy Indian Butter Chicken

Sheet Pan Chicken Gyros with Feta Tzatziki

Chicken Tzatziki Bowls

Sheet Pan Chicken Tzatziki and Sweet Potatoes

Lastly, if you make this Sheet Pan Sesame Miso Chicken with Coconut Rice, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And, of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Sheet Pan Sesame Miso Chicken and Sweet Potatoes 

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 410 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 450° F.
    2. In a square baking dish, mix the sesame oil, miso paste, tamari/soy sauce, ginger, garlic, honey, chili flakes, and green onions. Add the chicken and toss to fully coat. Sprinkle the chicken with sesame seeds. Bake 20 minutes, until cooked through. If desired, you can broil the chicken for 1-2 minutes to help it caramelize on top.
    3. During the same time, rub a baking sheet with oil. Add the sweet potatoes and asparagus. Toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Bake 15 minutes, toss and cook another 5 minutes until the potatoes are crisp.
    4. Serve the chicken, sweet potatoes, and asparagus over bowls of rice (see recipe in notes).

Notes

Coconut Rice: Combine 1 (14 ounce) can of coconut milk, 3/4 cup bone broth or water, and 2 tablespoons ghee or butter in a medium pot. Bring to a low boil. Add 2 cups of jasmine rice and a pinch of salt. Stir to combine, cover, then turn the heat down to the lowest setting possible. Allow the rice to cook for 10 minutes on low, then turn the heat off completely. Let the rice sit, covered, for another 15-20 minutes (don’t take any peeks inside!). Remove the lid and fluff the rice with a fork.
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  1. 5 stars
    Loved this! made it twice in 2 weeks – it’s so simple. I followed the rice measurements but cooked based on the timings on the packet and came out great

    1. Hey Maire,
      Fantastic! Love to hear that this dish turned out nicely for you, thanks so much for making it! Have a great weekend:)

  2. 5 stars
    AMAZING! This is SO easy and SO good. The entire thing was prepped, cooked, and ready to eat in 40 minutes tops. FULL of flavor (I was worried since you don’t really marinade the chicken) and exactly what I was looking for to change up what I usually cook. DELISH.

    1. Hey Faye,
      Love to hear this! Thanks a lot for making this recipe and your comment! Have a great day:)

    1. Hey Andrea,
      Happy Monday!! Thanks a lot for making this dish and your comment! I love to hear that it turned out well for you! Xx

  3. 4 stars
    This is super delicious! I cooked everything on one sheet pan, increasing cook time to 25 min and adding the asparagus atop the chicken/sweet potatoes for the last 5 minutes. I was unclear whether to cook the chicken thighs flat or folded. I opted for folded and checked the temperature with a thermometer.

    1. Hey Merrill,
      Wonderful! I am so glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed and appreciate you making it and your feedback! xT

  4. The chicken was great but there are definitely issues with the rice measurements. There is not even 2 cups of liquid for 2 cups of rice on the stovetop. I am wondering if the rice cooker would have been better. We had to wait to eat and add at least another cup of water to get the rice to cook and not be crunchy.
    Or maybe it should be light coconut milk?

    1. Hey Julie,
      Thanks so much for making this dish and sharing your feedback! Sorry to hear about the rice, I have never used a rice cooker so I am not sure what the result would be. I used full fat coconut milk but you could certainly use lite. Again, my apologies! xx

  5. 5 stars
    Soooo yummy!! My only issue was that it was a little too salty. Maybe low-sodium soy sauce would help. I’m new to Miso so maybe that was it??
    I love your recipes and cookbooks!!

    1. Thanks so much, Arwen:) Love to hear that this dish was enjoyed, I appreciate you making it! I would try low sodium soy sauce next time or coconut aminos! xx

    1. Hi Kate,
      Thanks for trying this recipe and sharing your feedback, so sorry to hear you had issues with the rice. What kind of rice did you use? xx

  6. Delicious! I didn’t have miso, so just adjusted.
    For the rice I used 1 1/4 c water, 1/2 c coconut milk and 3/4 c rice

    1. Hey Pam,
      Happy Sunday!! Thanks a lot for giving this recipe a try, I’m so glad to hear it was a hit! xT

  7. 5 stars
    Absolutely yummy! I served with a bit of avocado. Such a simple but delish dinner. Will also be great for meal prep lunches this week.

    1. Hey Bridgette,
      Wonderful!! I appreciate you giving this recipe a try and your comment, so glad to hear it turned out nicely for you! xT

  8. 5 stars
    I’ve made this twice over the last two weeks and I LOVE it! I’ve fudged the rice both times (used your other recipe for coconut rice that I’ve used MANY times so not sure what I’ve done wrong this time). I also used Trader Joe’s crunchy chile oil both times to the sauce and the potatoes and OMG!!! So good! PS I hardly ever follow a recipe exactly…I use it more as a guide and I thought this one was great. Your tastebuds are my own.

    1. Hey Keg,
      Happy Monday!! Thanks a lot for trying this recipe and your comment, I love that it was enjoyed! Sorry about the rice! xT

  9. 4 stars
    I loved the chicken and veggies! My only issue is with the rice. I followed exactly what was directed in the recipe and the rice was crunchy/undercooked which was a bummer. I’m not sure what the issue is – I’m wondering if the rice to liquid ratio is a bit off in the recipe? Seems like other people had the same issue too. I’ll make this again but will go a different direction with the rice.

    1. Hi Emily,
      Thanks for giving this recipe a try and sharing your feedback! So glad it was enjoyed! Sorry about the rice, I can go back and look at those measurements! xx