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!
Who hasn’t tried Oyakodon? Oyakodon is a famous, classic Japanese meal. It is extremely easy to cook, it tastes delicious, and fills you up! There are lots of restaurants in Japan that offer Oyakodon as an affordable lunch option, but with this recipe you can cook it like a professional at home so easily!
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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.
- 1/2 large onion
- 200 g boneless chicken thigh (about 400g)
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 tbsp mirin
- 1 1/2 tbsp sake
- 1 tsp dashi powder Here to buy
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
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 mirin, sake, dashi powder, sugar, and soy sauce. 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 lest 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!