Saturday, September 14, 2019

Japanese Fried Chicken and Rice Bowl with Fried Egg

Oyakodon (親子丼) is a Japanese style rice bowl with chicken and egg in a sweet and savoury onion broth.

This dish is so easy to make! You simply cook the chicken and onions in a broth, typically dashi but chicken broth is also good, seasoned with soy sauce, mirin and sugar before adding the eggs to cook in the broth and serving it all in a bowl on rice. The quickest and lightest way is to cook sliced boneless and skinless chicken breasts in the broth at the same time as the onions, but I prefer to go with boneless skin-on chicken thighs as the thighs have more flavour and I am a huge fan of the crispy skin! To get the crispy skin I cook the chicken thighs until the skin is crispy and set them aside before adding the broth and onions and then I return them at the end. All said and done this  tasty chicken and egg rice bowl with a tasty sweet and savoury sauce can be made and on the table in less than 20 minutes! Serves 4 

Try it with a side of Asian Rice Pudding or have Ube Purple Yam Ice Cream for dessert 


1 tablespoon oil
4 chicken thighs, skin-on and boneless
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups dashi or chicken broth
2 onions, sliced
4 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
4 tablespoons mirin
4 teaspoons sugar
5 eggs, 4 lightly beaten, 1 fried
4 cups cooked short grain rice
2 green onions, sliced
4 servings of your favorite cooked rice


Cook your favorite rice according to package instructions. 

Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat, add the chicken, seasoned with salt and pepper, skin side down, and cook until the skin is browned and crispy, flip and cook the other side before setting aside. Add the broth, onions, soy sauce, mirin and sugar sugar to the pan and simmer until the onions are tender. 

Pour the eggs over the onions and broth and let sit until the eggs are cooked through, about 1-2 minutes.

Serve:  divide the rice between four bowls, top with the egg mixture and the fried chicken. Sprinkle on the green onions and top with a fried egg. Easy Peasy!

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