Chicken with broccolini and asparagus

Packed full of lovely and tender miso-glazed chicken, this asparagus salad makes the perfect quick and healthy midweek dinner.

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 25 mins cooking
  • 1 hr marinating
  • Serves 4
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Creamy miso dressing
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon brazil and cashew nut spread
  • 2 tablespoon white miso (shiro) paste
  • 2 tablespoon mirin
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
Broccolini, asparagus and miso chicken salad
  • 2 tablespoon white miso (shiro) paste
  • 2 tablespoon mirin
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 120 gram chicken breast supremes
  • 1 cup mountain rice blend
  • 200 gram broccolini, halved lengthways
  • 170 gram asparagus, trimmed, halved on the diagonal
  • 150 gram sugar snap peas
  • 1/2 cup (75g) roasted cashews, chopped coarsely
  • 1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves


Broccolini, asparagus and miso chicken salad
  • 1
    Combine miso, mirin and half the oil in a medium bowl. Add chicken; turn to coat. Cover; refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, cook rice in a large saucepan of boiling water for 20 minutes or until tender. Drain; rinse well.
  • 3
    Make creamy miso dressing: Whisk ingredients with 1 tablespoon waterin a small bowl until combined and smooth.
  • 4
    Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan
  • 5
    Boil, steam or microwave broccolini and asparagus until tender; drain. Cover to keep warm.
  • 6
    Heat remaining oil in an ovenproof frying pan over high heat; cook chicken skin-side down first, for 2 minutes on each side or until golden. Transfer pan to oven; roast chicken for 15 minutes or until cooked through.
  • 7
    Place rice, chicken, broccolini, sugar snap peas and asparagus in a large bowl with cashews, herbs and half the dressing; toss to combine.
  • 8
    Serve chicken with rice and vegetable mixture, with remaining dressing spooned over.


White miso (shiro) is sweeter and milder in taste than brown, red and black miso, making it perfect for dressings. It is available from most major supermarkets and Asian food stores. You will need 1 bunch of broccolini and 1 bunch of asparagus for this recipe.

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