Oyako Don

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Author Notes: It's a Japanese chicken 'n egg recipe, called "parent and child" (OYAKO). I learned it from my husband who is Japanese. Francesca

Serves 2

  • 2 chicken thighs
  • 1 onion
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons sake
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Mirin (sweet cooking sake)
  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  1. Cut the chicken thighs into bite-size pieces.
  2. Peel the onion and slice it thinly.
  3. Beat the 3 eggs in a bowl.
  4. Combine chicken stock, sake, sugar, Mirin and soy sauce in another bowl.
  5. Pour half of the chicken stock mixture in a small pan and bring to boil.
  6. Add half of the chicken pieces and half of the onion slices and simmer until chicken pieces are cooked (about 5-7 minutes).
  7. Add half of the egg mixture to the pan, cover and simmer for abut 40 seconds, till the eggs are cooked but still soft.
  8. Put half of the cooked rice in a bowl (like a cereal bowl) and top it with the chicken and egg mixture.
  9. Repeat the same process for the other portion.

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about 1 year ago JadeTree

My new weeknight friend! Like a previous poster, I'd never made this dish before and was like, throw it in the pot and see what happens! everyone feasted and my youngest is drinking the broth. I doubled it for four people and thus have enough for an A+ lunch tomorrow. Thank you!


over 3 years ago CurlyAnnie

Oh! I am a huge fan of Gyudon (same dish with beef) so I think I'll love this one!


almost 4 years ago GoodFoodie

I love Oyakodon but I usually cut down on the sugar and salt (soy sauce) in most traditional Japanese recipes without causing a problem. Keep in mind that mirin also has a lot of sugar in it too.


9 months ago judy

I like to substitute rice vinegar, unseasoned, for some of the miring and soy sauce. I don't like it that salty either.


almost 4 years ago mskw

i have been making this dish for a long time - it's great if you have left over chicken and rice in your fridge too...just cook the onion and add the already cooked pieces...add Broccoli or any veg for complete meal ( i also use dashi instead of chicken broth for milder taste). One of our fav. weeknight quick meals.


almost 4 years ago georgiawn

Are these boneless thighs?


almost 6 years ago SallyM

This was delicious - my kids loved it.


almost 6 years ago vvvanessa

oyako don for breakfast sounds like heaven!