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  • Writer's pictureHeather Green

Quick, Easy and Delicious Oyakodon

Updated: Dec 24, 2023

I LOVE cooking Japanese food. For any of you who follow my Instagram, you know how every now and then I have to take pics of bento boxes I make. While I still haven’t mastered the art of Sushi making, this is one of those comfort food type things that brings such a wonderful warm feeling when you eat it. It’s also really easy to make, the hardest part is really getting the rice cooking and ready. So if you’re looking for something unique to cook up for dinner tonight, I got you covered!


This post contains affiliate links (especially for some of the slightly harder to find recipe items), if you click on one of those links and buy something, I’ll get a small commission. Thank you! I also got this delicious recipe from Happy Home Baking if you want to check out the original.

This recipe serves two which is perfect for you and your S/O or friend to have and given how quickly it comes together, it’s the perfect thing to make to start off your weekend! It also tastes delicious with sake, or beer.

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* 1 large chicken thigh, deboned, remove the skin, cut into bite-size pieces * 1 medium-size yellow onion, thinly sliced * 2 eggs, very lightly beaten * 2 tablespoons mirin * 1 tablespoon sake (If you don’t have sake or don’t want to use it you can use Japanese cooking rice wine. The alcohol gets cooked off in this recipe, so it’s perfectly safe to serve your little ones if you want.) * 1/2 cup dashi (If you don’t have dashi, you can replace it with water and a dash of Thai fish sauce, I use the one shown below)

* 2 tablespoons soy sauce (I used Japanese soy sauce, Yamasa brand) * 1/2 teaspoon sugar * some spring onions, cut into 1″ length (I found that 1inch was pretty big, so I cut them much finer so they didn’t steal the show. * 2 bowls of cooked rice (any regular rice will do. I’ve even used jasmine, which was delicious)

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1.) Assembling all your ingredients ahead of time will really make this just come together quickly.

2.) In a small frying pan, heat mirin and sake and bring to a boil. Add dashi, soya sauce and sugar, bring to a boil. Add onions, cook till soften, about 2 mins.

3.) Add chicken meat, leave to simmer for about 2 to 3 mins or until the chicken is cooked.

4.) Toss in the spring onions.

5.) Drizzle in the eggs, DO NOT STIR! Turn off the heat once the eggs are almost set. Place rice in a large serving bowl. Pour chicken and egg mixture over the rice. Serve with nori (dried seaweed) as an option. So I hope by now just the smell of this is making your mouth water. Let me know what you think in the comments below or tag me on Instagram or Facebook. I hope you enjoy your meal and that you have an absolutely wonderful day. -Heather Autumn

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