Oyako Donburi (Chicken & Egg Rice Bowl)

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Prep Time

7 mins

Cook Time

8-9 mins

Free Time

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Warm and cozy, this chicken and egg dish is comfort food made easy. Dashi is best to complement the other flavors of this recipe. You can use store bought (we like Hondashi granules) or chicken stock in a pinch.

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What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Medium Shallow Dish

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The Medium Shallow Dish


  • 1 cup (120g) yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 boneless skinless chicken thigh, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • ½ cup (125ml) dashi broth
  • 4 teaspoons mirin
  • 4 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoons sake
  • teaspoons sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 servings of cooked white rice, for serving
  • 1 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped


  1. Place the onion, chicken, dashi, mirin, soy sauce, sake, and sugar in the Anyday dish and mix well. Cover with lid (knob lifted) and cook for 7-8 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked.
  2. Add the beaten eggs and continue cooking for 1-2 minutes or until the egg has started to cook but it is still soft.
  3. Finish with chopped parsley and served over rice.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • For a vegetarian option, substitute chicken with firm tofu.
  • For a gluten-free option, substitute soy sauce for tamari.
  • Top with togarashi for extra flavor.

Recipe notes

  • This recipe cooks in deep dishes, but we recommend shallow ones for more even results.
  • If dashi is not available, use chicken stock instead.

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