Oyakodon (Chicken & Egg Bowl)

What is Japanese Oyakodon?

Oyakodon is a traditional dish of Japanese cuisine. Incredibly fast and delicious dish, and easy to cook. Traditionally, this dish is cooked in special small frying pans. You can buy it in a Japanese store or order a delivery from Amazon. The peculiarity of the dish is that it is prepared for everyone separately. You can cook in a regular frying pan, but still for one serving.

Oyakodon is a stewed onion with chicken meat in sauce. At the end of cooking, the beaten egg is poured and cooked to such a stekpeni that the egg should be both ready and liquid at the same time. The dish has a characteristic taste of Japanese cuisine due to the combination of Dashi broth, mirin and soy sauce.

Recipe type: Chicken
Recipe type: Japanese
Yield: 2
Prep time:
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Oyakodon (Chicken & Egg Bowl)


Dashi broth — 120 ml
Mirin — 1 ½ tablespoons
Soy sauce — 1 ½ tablespoons
Sugar — 1 ½ teaspoons
Chicken drumsticks (without bones and skin) — 370 grams
White onion — ½ onion
Chicken egg — 2 pieces
Spring onion — a few feathers


1. Prepare Dashi broth from Hon-dashi concentrate or otherwise.
2. Sauce: mix Dashi broth, mirin, soy sauce, sugar. Stir so that everything dissolves.
3. Cut half of the onion into petals.
4. Beat the egg in a bowl.
5. Cut chicken drumsticks into flat pieces.
6. Put the onion in a small frying pan and pour the sauce over it. Cook for 1 minute over medium heat.
7. Put the meat on top of the onion. Cook for 5 minutes.
8. Finely chop spring onions.
9. Cover the pan with a lid. Cook for another 10 minutes.
10. Pour the contents of the pan evenly with beaten egg.
11. Cover the pan and cook for 2 minutes.
12. Boil the rice.
Serving: Put Oyakodon on a pillow of rice. Sprinkle with finely chopped spring onions.
Bon Appetit!

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