Oyako Donburi


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.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • ¾ pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into strips

  • ½ onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • 6 dried shiitake mushrooms, soaked until soft, then sliced into strips

  • 1 carrot, julienned

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup chopped green onions

  • 5 eggs, beaten


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute chicken strips and onion until the chicken is cooked through, about 5 to 7 minutes. Drain off as much liquid as possible.

  2. Stir in the chicken broth, and simmer for 2 minutes. Add the mushrooms and carrot, and let simmer for a few minutes before stirring in the sugar, soy sauce and salt. Simmer for 3 more minutes. Sprinkle in half of the green onions, stirring gently. Pour beaten eggs over the chicken mixture, and simmer until the eggs are cooked through, about 10 minutes. Serve over Japanese sticky rice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

278 Calories
11g Fat
16g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 278
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 282mg 94%
Sodium 1349mg 59%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 6mg 28%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 524mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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