Oyako Donburi

Oyako Donburi Recipe

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)


This is a popular (at least in Hawaii) Japanese dish which is often served at restaurants in individual bowls. Oyako means mother and child, hence the main ingredients, chicken and eggs.


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1 Tbsp
vegetable oil
3/4 lb
skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips
onion, thinly sliced
1 c
chicken broth
dried shiitake mushrooms, soaked until soft, then sliced into strips
carrot, julienned
2 Tbsp
white sugar
4 Tbsp
soy sauce
1/2 tsp
1/2 c
green onions, chopped
eggs, beaten

How to Make Oyako Donburi


  • 1Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • 2Saute chicken strips and onion until the chicken is cooked through, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • 3Drain off as much liquid as possible.
  • 4Stir in the chicken broth, and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • 5Add the mushrooms and carrot, and let simmer for a few minutes before stirring in the sugar, soy sauce and salt.
  • 6Simmer for 3 more minutes.
  • 7Sprinkle in half of the green onions, stirring gently.
  • 8Pour beaten eggs over the chicken mixture, and simmer until the eggs are cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  • 9Serve over Japanese sticky rice.

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About Oyako Donburi

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Japanese

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