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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Easy to Cook Japanese Recipe Oyako-don (Chicken and Egg with Rice)

Oyako-don is a popular Japanese dish that can be found at home or in a restaurant. Oyako means parent and child in Japanese so both the chicken and egg are used in this famous Japanese dish.

Serves 2


• 150g chicken breast
• 1 tbsp mirin
• a few drops vegetable oil
• 1 brown onion, sliced
• 1 spring onion, sliced diagonally
• 2 eggs, beaten
• 2 bowls cooked rice

Dashi Mixture
• 3 tbsp light soy sauce
• 1 tbsp caster sugar
• 1 tbsp sake
• 70ml dashi


1. Cut the chicken breast into bite-sized pieces and marinate with mirin.
2. Make the dashi mixture by heating soy sauce, caster sugar, sake and dashi in a saucepan, set aside.
3. Pour a little of the oil in a frying pan and stir-fry chicken until cooked through.
4. Add onion and stir until lightly brown. Add spring onion and cook for a further minute.
5. Add dashi mixture and bring to the boil, then reduce heat to a simmer.
6. Pour beaten eggs over the simmering mixture. Set over low heat until the egg is just cooked.
7. Place a portion of the hot rice into each bowl and slide half of the chicken and egg topping over the rice in each bowl.

• For a slight variation you can top with either tempura or pork cutlet

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  1. Oyako-don! Been ages since I either cooked one or ate one. :)

    But for a donburi, I like gyudon better. ^^

  2. Thanks Lina, it is a classic and so easy to make at home. Gyudon is another favourite along with ten-don.

  3. Oyako-doooon, how I love thee!
    So easy to cook and so delicious!
    Thanks for an alternative recipe, will have to try it sometime soon. :)

  4. Owww sounds very yummy! I am definitely gonna try this one!

  5. Nice, thanks for this. One more easy dish to add to my dinner rotation!

  6. Yumm! I love oyako-don, but never tried making it! Your recipe seems simple enough to try one day!

  7. Thanks Ri and Daphne, it is real easy so hope you give it a try.

  8. Thanks JTM, it is a good dish to know and is real quick and easy to make for dinner.

    Thanks Jackie, you should give it a try as it is really simple but tasty.

  9. I made this for dinner tonight - yum! Thanks so much for the recipe!

    1. Thanks Megan, Glad to hear that you have given this a try. It is a family favourite and is quick and easy to make.


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