Oyako-don (chicken and egg rice bowl)

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Total Time
15mins
Prep
5 mins
Cook
10 mins

This is really quick, easy and good. Please don't tell anyone in Japan, but I made this with diced, cooked turkey breast, and it was delicious! Prep and cook time doesn't allow for the rice.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Cut chicken into small chunks, slice onion.
  2. Put the stock, soy, mirin and sugar in a pan and simmer for a few minutes.
  3. Put the chicken chunks in the pan and simmer on low heat for a few minutes.
  4. Add the onion to the pan and simmer a few minutes more.
  5. Whisk the eggs in a bowl.
  6. Bring the soup back to the boil; pour the eggs over chicken and onion.
  7. Turn the heat to low and cover with a lid.
  8. Turn the heat off after 1 minute.
  9. Divide the hot cooked rice between 4 bowls, then place the chicken mixture over the 4 bowls of rice.
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5 5

This is a great, easy, delicious way to make chicken! I've tried it 5 times and each time it has turned out beautifully. I use white vinegar for the mirin, chicken broth for the dashi, and I use 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs and just simmer until they are cooked through (before adding the eggs). I know that is less authentic, but the flavour is still excellent.

4 5

Definitely easy to understand and follow! However I would like to point out that following this recipe results it in being too salty, at least, for my tastes. What I do is that I use a little less soy sauce and more sugar, as I tend to like sweeter tasting foods. In addition, I let the egg cook a little longer so it becomes a little more solid. It becomes more manageable for plating :)

5 5

This recipe is quick and simple. I keep on going back to this recipe... I really should just print it out :P Initially I didn't have dashi or mirin so I used chicken broth and white wine or chinese rice wine and it came out wonderfully too.