Oyakodon is a classic Japanese dish known as a famous donburi. It contains onion, chicken, and egg, simmered in a dashi-based sauce. You can cook it within 20 minutes!
When you want something fast and tasty, Donburi is one of the options in Japan as same as burgers and French fries in Japan. One of the famous donburi is Oyakodon. There are so many Japanese restaurants in Japan that offer Oyakodon on their menu.
What is Oyakodon?
Oyakodon is a type of Donburi. Oyako means parent-and-child and Don is donburi or rice bowl. Bite-sized chicken and tender onion covered with fluffy and seasoned egg on top of the cooked rice. A similar meal is Tamagodon which is simply no added version of Oyakodon.
Ingredients for Oyakodon
You might have to go to an Asian grocery store to get all the ingredients but you can also buy at Amazon!
Some houses don’t have some ingredients but if you make Japanese food often or love Japanese food, it’s worth having mirin, cooking sake, and dashi powder!
How to make Oyakodon?
I will explain the details in the recipe below but here are the steps!
- cut the ingredients
- cook the ingredients
- add the sauce
- add it on top of the cooked rice
You can cook this meal within 20 minutes! And, It is considered a one-pan and one-bowl meal. So you don’t need to use a lot of dishwares so it is easy to clean up too.
If you are looking for comfort food, you should give it a try!
Similar recipes to Oyakodon
Here are some ideas that you can try!
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- 350 g rice If you use a rice cooker measuring cup, after the rice is cooked 1 cup of uncooked rice gives you about 350g of cooked rice.
- 200 g boneless chicken thigh
- 1/3 large onion It's about 75-90g
- 3 large eggs
- 180 ml water
- 60 ml mentsuyu HERE to buy
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce HERE to buy
- 1 Tablespoon mirin HERE to buy
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 Tablespoon sake HERE to buy
- 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
For topping (only if you want)
- 2 springs mitsuba (Japanese wild parsley)
- Let's make the rice first. For how to make the best rice, visit How to cook Japanese Rice using a Rice Cooker?
Let's make Oyakodon
- Cut the onion into 0.5 inch slices.
- Cut the chicken into 1 inch chunks.
- In a small or medium bowl, add eggs and beat them.
- In a small or medium bowl, add mentsuyu, water, soy sauce, mirin, sake, and sugar. Lightly mix them up. This is the sauce.
- In a medium-sized pan, turn the heat to medium and add vegetable oil. When the pan gets warm, add cut onion and cook until it changes color and gets soft.
- Add the chicken. Cook the chicken on both sides until the color changes.
- Add the sauce and cook for 5 minutes on medium heat.
- Add 2/3rd's of the beaten egg and cook until It looks like it's mostly cooked.
- Turn the heat to low and add the rest of the beaten egg and cover with a lid. Cook for 2 minutes.*Oyakodon is usually served while the egg is still running. But if you prefer the egg to be cooked through, then cook another 5 minutes or so.
- Add the cooked rice into a small or medium-sized bowl, and slide the cooked chicken, egg, and sauce on top!