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Simple Oyako Donburi (Oyakodon)

This is a very simple way to make Japanese oyako donburi. The name literally means "parent and child", referring to the main ingredients, chicken and egg. This version of the recipe came from a magazine put out by CLAIR, a Japanese governmental agency, and although contains a couple of specialty Japanese ingredients, these may be substituted.

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  • Finely chop the green onion.
  • Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  • Marinate chicken in soy sauce and mirin for at least 10 minutes. If you don't have mirin, you can use sake and 1/4 tsp sugar. If you don't have sake, dry sherry can be used as well.
  • In another bowl, break the eggs. Divide the yolks into halves. Stir the eggs, but do not fully blend them.
  • In a saucepan, heat the dashi (substitute with chicken broth) to a boil. Add the chicken and cook quickly, stirring constantly.
  • When the chicken is fully cooked, add the green onions and eggs in a circular motion. Roughly stir the mixture.
  • In the traditional Japanese recipe, you would turn off the heat when the eggs are half-cooked and then place the pot on a cold wet towel (to keep the eggs from cooking any further), but they don't worry about salmonella poisoning over there, so I prefer to fully cook the eggs.
  • Serve on steamed rice and garnish with nori to taste.
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"This is a very simple way to make Japanese oyako donburi. The name literally means "parent and child", referring to the main ingredients, chicken and egg. This version of the recipe came from a magazine put out by CLAIR, a Japanese governmental agency, and although contains a couple of specialty Japanese ingredients, these may be substituted."
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  1. Ilovemy4kids
    My daughter wanted a simple and healthy meal and this dish is perfect for what she needed. I marinated the chicken a tad longer than instructed, and I poured the marinade into the pot along with the chicken. The dish came together quickly and it was delicious. Thank you for posting.
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  2. howcheng
    This is a very simple way to make Japanese oyako donburi. The name literally means "parent and child", referring to the main ingredients, chicken and egg. This version of the recipe came from a magazine put out by CLAIR, a Japanese governmental agency, and although contains a couple of specialty Japanese ingredients, these may be substituted.
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