"This is a delicious traditional Japanese meal consisting of chicken sauteed and then cooked in a Japanese broth, and then finished with egg and served over rice. It's really easy, filling and delicious." — Belinda Stafurik
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uncooked jasmine rice
skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into small pieces
onion, cut in half and sliced
dashi stock, made with dashi powder
mirin (Japanese rice wine)
This is the ORIGINAL Oyakodon recipe! If you can't find dashi, try putting fish stock instead of chicken. Dashi are little dryed fish turned into powder...! By the way, did you know that "Oyako" means "Parents and Children" (in this case, chicken and eggs); don is just the word used for "rice bowl" ;)
I made according to recipe, ordering the hard to find ingredients online. But it came out too sweet for my taste. If I make it again, I will reduced the brown sugar to half. I also prefer a dish with more veggies.
Real crowd-pleaser here. My kids loved it. Easy to make. To those who say that replacing the dashi with chicken stock, I feel you're missing the Japanese essence of this dish. I heartily recommend seeking out either dashi powder or, if you're feeling a little adventurous, try making your own. It's really quite easy. There are numerous recipes for dashi on this site.
I really enjoyed this recipe. I couldn't find dashi powder, so I substituted veggie stock, which worked just fine. Simple and very tasty.
Great recipe -- thank you! If you want to be truly authentic, please use Japanese medium or short grain rice, not jasmine rice, and leave the egg slightly runny. The texture really is quite different, both with the runnier egg and with the Japanese rice.
Also, dashi is a light, delicious broth made from kombu (kelp) and katsuobushi (flakes of dried bonito). It's very easy to make. You can get the ingredients, or dashi powder, at any Asian market or in the international aisle of high-end grocery stores. Dashi is NOT powdered little dried fish!
Oyakodon is one of my favorite Japanese recipe and I have tried it multiple times in an authentic Japanese restaurants in the States and Japan. Compared to those recipes provided by native Japanese home cooks on allrecipes.jp, this is a pretty nice recipe. I'd like to share how my Oyakodon turned out for those of who do not have all the ingredients written here. I used 6 pieces of chicken breast tenders, 1/2 onion, 2cups chicken stock, 1/4cup soy sauce, 3 tbsp red wine, 3 tbsp brown sugar, 4 eggs. The sauce wasn't thick enough, and I thought it was too much soy sauce. Wish I had Mirin. Although I didn't like it much, my American boyfriend loved it. I'd love to try this again with the original ingredients and also with breaded chicken cutlet (Chicken Katsudon)
in order for it to be traditional substitute jasmine rice for japonica, jasmine is long grain rice usually used in Thailand, japonica is short grain and much stickier and usually comes from Japan or Korea.
Aside from that, this recipe is amazing and tastes almost like my grand mother used to make me
very authentic and very easy. imho, the dashi and the mirin are essential for real japanese diner flavor. you can buy it in the asian foods aisle of your regular supermarket. thanks for the recipe!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Oyakodon (Japanese Chicken and Egg Rice Bowl)
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 131
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