Oyakodon is a popular Japanese dish that consists of chicken and eggs simmered in a savory sauce and served over a bed of fluffy rice. The name "oyakodon" literally means "parent and child bowl," as it contains both chicken and eggs. This dish is hearty, delicious, and easy to make, making it a great choice for a quick and satisfying meal.


  • 2 cups cooked short-grain rice
  • 2 chicken breasts, thinly sliced
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup dashi broth (or chicken broth)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin (sweet rice wine)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the dashi broth, soy sauce, mirin, and sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the sliced onions and cook until they are translucent, about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add the chicken to the skillet and season with salt and pepper. Cook until the chicken is no longer pink, about 5-6 minutes.
  4. Pour the beaten eggs over the chicken and onions, and cover the skillet with a lid. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the eggs are set.
  5. Pour the sauce over the chicken and eggs, and bring the mixture to a simmer. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until the sauce thickens slightly.
  6. To serve, spoon the chicken and egg mixture over a bed of cooked rice. Top with sliced green onions.

Tips for variations or serving suggestions

  • Try adding vegetables such as mushrooms, bell peppers, or carrots for additional flavor and nutrition.
  • Garnish with furikake (a Japanese seasoning blend) or sesame seeds for added texture and flavor.
  • Oyakodon is traditionally served in a donburi (a Japanese rice bowl), but can also be served in a regular bowl or plate.


Oyakodon is a comforting and flavorful Japanese dish that is easy to make at home. With a few simple ingredients, you can enjoy this hearty and delicious meal in no time. Give it a try and enjoy the flavors of Japan from the comfort of your own kitchen!

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