Braised Sweet Potato & Chicken with Butter and Miso

Braised Sweet Potato & Chicken with Butter and Miso

The nice flavour of miso and butter matches fluffy sweet potatoes and chicken. This dish reminds me of the joy of the autumn harvest. It is quick and very easy to make.

Ingredients: 3 to 4 servings

Sweet potato
1 (about 200 g)
Chicken thigh
250 g
Margarine (butter flavored)
1 tablespoon
Mixed seasonings (mix beforehand)
2 teaspoons
1 teaspoon
Sake or water
2 tablespoons


1. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces (if you can buy pre-cut-pieces of chicken, use them).
2. Peel the sweet potato if necessary and cut into bite-sized pieces. I cut it in half lengthways and slice into 1 cm thickness. Soak in a bowl of water.
3. Drain the sweet potato. Put them in a bowl and cover with cling film. Microwave at 600 W for about 2 and half minutes.
4. Meanwhile, heat a pan first (refer to the helpful hints section). Add the chicken and 1 tablespoon of sake (not listed in the ingredients) and cover with a lid. Cook over a medium heat. Turn over the chicken.
5. When the colour of the chicken has changed and cooked through about 70 to 80 % (about 2 to 3 minutes) uncover and clean the excess juice and fat from the bottom of the pan.
6. Add the butter and sweet potato. Cook until golden brown (over a medium to high heat).
7. Add the ■ mixed seasonings at the end. Reduce the sauce and use it to coat the chicken and sweet potato.
8. This has the same combination of butter and sweet potato. (Recipe ID: 1961013) 'Sweet Potato Flavoured with Butter, Served with Ogura and Vanilla Ice Cream'.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make a tasty sweet potato dish with a hint of butter.