Oyako Donburi Chicken
Oyakodon(親子丼), which means “parent-and-child donburi” in Japanese, is a rice bowl dish topped with boneless chicken, egg, and scallions. It is one of Japan’s favorite comfort foods.
You can easily prepare a chicken and egg rice bowl in a skillet.
300 grams of boneless skinless chicken thighs
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/2 cup of dashi (chicken stock will work)
2 teaspoons of soy sauce
2 teaspoons of honey (use a mild one)
1/4 teaspoon of salt
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons of sake
3 scallions (sliced)
Rub 1/4 teaspoon of salt all over the chicken.
Place the chicken in a cold saute pan skin-side down, then place a smaller cast iron pan on top of the chicken to weigh it down (a pot filled with water would work too). This keeps the chicken from curling ensuring that every bit of skin makes contact with the pan.
Put the pan on the stove over medium low heat.
By gradually increasing the temperature, the chicken not only cooks more evenly, it allows as much of the fat in the skin to render out as possible.
Fry until the skin is golden brown all over and crisp (about 7 minutes).
If the oil is spattering too much, turn down the heat a little.
While the chicken is frying, combine the dashi, soy sauce, honey and remaining salt in a small bowl.
Break the eggs into a separate bowl and mix just enough to break up the yolks.
Once the skin is browned, transfer the chicken to a cutting board and chop it up into bite-sized pieces.
The meat may not be fully cooked, but this is fine as it will cook through later.
Drain all the oil from the pan (its okay if there’s a little still clinging to the pan) then put the pan over medium high heat.
Return the chicken to the pan along with any juices.
Add the sake and stir-fry until all the liquid has evaporated.
Add the dashi mixture and bring to a boil.
Add the scallions, then cover everything with the eggs.
Cover the pan with a lid and turn down the heat to medium low.
When the egg is cooked to your liking, portion the egg and chicken out onto steamed rice and drizzle with the remaining sauce.
Serve in bowls