Donburi style chicken

This is a great way to cook chicken without adding any fat, and it gives the meat great flavor while keeping it tender.  Served over rice, it’s a delicious and simple meal with a nice amount of protein to keep you going. I added a lot of broth to my bowl, as you can see in the picture, but you can decide how you want to serve yours.

(from Japanese Home Cooking by Shunsuke Fukushima)
1 cup water
5 tbsp soy sauce
5 tbsp mirin
1 tsp instant dashi
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
8 oz chicken thighs, skin removed, cut into bite-sized pieces
4 tbsp chopped parsley
2 eggs, lightly beaten 
2 cups steamed rice
1 scallion, thinly sliced (for garnish)
Place water, soy sauce, mirin, dashi and sugar in a shallow frying pan with a tight-fitting lid.
Bring to a boil, then add onion and chicken.
Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer until chicken is opaque and onion is soft, 8-10 minutes.
Add parsley and gradually pour eggs over liquid in pan.  
Tilt pan so eggs cover bottom. 
Cover and cook a little longer until eggs are almost set, about 1 minute.
Remove pan from heat before eggs are completely set.
To serve, place rice in individual serving bowls and top with egg, chicken and stock mixture.
Garnish with chopped scallion.

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8 Responses to “Donburi style chicken”


  1. 1 Katie September 19, 2008 at 10:57 am

    I LOVE Japanese food. This looks so fresh and yummy!!

  2. 2 KMAYS September 19, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    This looks really good and a nice creative way to cook chicken.

  3. 3 Lisa September 19, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    I’m so inspired by all the Asian meals you cook! This looks really light and delicious.

  4. 4 Maria September 19, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    This looks great! I love a light meal that is still really tasty!

  5. 5 Lisa September 19, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    I forgot to add that I passed on an excellence award to you for your blog!

  6. 6 Vera September 20, 2008 at 3:58 am

    Cate, the dish looks delicious! I love Asian cuisine.

  7. 7 Jaime September 20, 2008 at 4:34 am

    i’ve never heard of this type of dish before… looks delicious

  8. 8 gaga September 22, 2008 at 1:04 am

    I love donburi, this looks great. I love your blog!


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