Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Oyakodon Like Thing

I've been diving into relatively quick and easy Japanese style dishes lately. Some as comfort food, some because they're easy to scale for a single person.  And I do love me some rice bowls. This is pretty quick and easy but to make but it's also A LOT for one person.  Maybe scale it back a little if you don't want to power down on 1,200+ K/Cal in one sitting.


  • Chef's knife
  • Smallish frying pan.
    • 8" is a good size when cooking for one.
  • 2 Coffee mugs
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Silicone spatula


Servings: 1

  • 1 Boneless, skinless chicken thigh
  • 3 Large eggs
    • I sub in Egg Beaters to drive down caloric density.
  • 1/4 White onion, sliced.
  • 5 tbsp dashi broth
    • Low sodium chicken broth will do in a pinch.
  • 1 tsp Soy sauce
    • I go with the low sodium option, usually
  • 1 tsp Sake
    • Cheap sake works here.
  • 1 tsp Mirin
  • 1 tbsp Cooking oil (optional)
    • Useful when you don't have a non-stick frying pan.  Avoid olive oil in this situation. Veg, canola, or peanut oil is good here.
  • 1/4 tsp Furikake (optional)
    • Garnish for serving.
  • 1 tbsp sliced green onions (options)
    • Garnish for serving.
  • 1 cup cooked rice (optional)
    • This is a rice bowl but rice is optional.  You could serve this over riced cauliflower or steamed broccoli.


  • Cube the chicken thigh, about 1" chunks, set it aside.
  • In one coffee mug, mix dashi, soy, sake, mirin, and brown sugar, set it aside
  • In the other coffee mug, beat three eggs together with chopsticks until well combined and smooth, set it aside
  • Over medium-high heat, add cooking oil and onions to the frying pan.
  • Cook the onions until they start to sweat, then add the chicken thigh. Continue to cook the onions (with chicken) until they start to brown.
  • Add the dashi mix and continue to cook until the fluid level reduces a little. ~1 minute
  • Even pour the egg mix over the chicken and onions, then cover the frying pan with a lid and let everything continue to cook for 1.5 - 2 minutes.
  • To serve, carefully slide the cooked mass of goodness out of the frying pan onto a waiting bowl of rice.
    • Remember that .5 cups rice I mentioned?  I like to use brown rice.
    • Sprinkle with green onions and/or furikake if you're so inclined.


Calculated nutritional value of the dish and serving sizes based on all ingredients.
Nutrition Facts
Servings 1.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 1293
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 64 g99 %
Saturated Fat 12 g58 %
Monounsaturated Fat 29 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 1033 mg344 %
Sodium 1001 mg42 %
Potassium 260 mg7 %
Total Carbohydrate 45 g15 %
Dietary Fiber 2 g7 %
Sugars 5 g
Protein 133 g266 %
Vitamin A247 %
Vitamin C11 %
Calcium87 %
Iron40 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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