Japanese Oyako Don Recipe Video

Oyako Don


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time5 Min
Ready In15 MinDifficulty LevelVery Easy
Health IndexHealthyServings1
TasteMain Ingredient,
Interest Group

Recipe Story

Oyakodon is a rice bowl topped with simmered chicken and eggs. Oyakodon literally “parent-and-child donburi”, is a Japanese Donburi or rice bowl dish, in which chicken .,egg, onion, and other ingredients are all simmered together in a sauce and then served on top of a large bowl of rice. The name of the dish, parent and child donburi, is a poetic reflection of the fact that both chicken and egg are used in the dish. In Japan oyakodon is often served in soba restaurant and other traditional Japanese restaurants.


 Rice1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Chicken breasts/Chicken thighs3⁄4 Pound
Donburi sauce
 Dashi stock1 2⁄3 Cup (26.67 tbs)
 Soy sauce7 Tablespoon
 Mirin4 Tablespoon
 Sugar3 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2161 Calories from Fat 424

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 47 g72.5%

Saturated Fat 7.6 g37.8%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 1043.2 mg

Sodium 26068.8 mg1086.2%

Total Carbohydrates 258 g86.1%

Dietary Fiber 4.4 g17.5%

Sugars 70.3 g

Protein 163 g325.7%

Vitamin A 21% Vitamin C 23.7%

Calcium 22.1% Iron 50.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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Editors Review

Japanese Oyako Don is a traditional dish where a rice bowl is served with chicken and eggs simmered together. Watch this video to see how it is made traditionally.



Anonymous says :

Someone should remove the music. It's too loud and pointless. I'd rather be listening to the chef - you can hardly hear him!
Posted on: 7 June 2010 - 3:10pm
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daimyo says :

Oh my God. This dish came out sooooo goood. Just like the Japanese restaurant. I added a bit of Furikake-iso ichiban at the very end between the rice and chicken. It gave it a more of a slight bonito/seaweed flavor. It is absolutely great. Thanks for the video and instructions.
Posted on: 19 August 2008 - 2:59pm
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shantihhh says :

Thanks-if it is a Japanese pan I can probably find it here in California as we have many Japanse shops. If it was from Malaysia VERY doubtfully could I find it. Thanks! It is a kewl pan. Shanti/Mary-Anne
Posted on: 21 November 2007 - 8:02pm
chefman profile page

chefman says :

it's japanaese Pan..difficult to find in Malaysia.. import from japan..
Posted on: 21 November 2007 - 6:55pm
shantihhh profile page

shantihhh says :

that is a kewl small flat pan with the long upward handle. Never have seen this type before. Is it typical in Malaysia or a Japanese pan? Shanti/Mary-Anne
Posted on: 21 November 2007 - 3:59pm