Oyako means parent and sibling, and this amusingly titled dish is so called because we use a chicken, and an egg! The ‘don’ is short for donburi, which is this type of dish served in a bowl over rice. It is one of the most popular and common dishes in Japan and available at almost every pub or restaurant. The sauce that runs through the rice gives it a delicious, sweet flavour that kids love. It is healthy as well, packed with protein and vitamins.
1 chicken breast fillet 200g
2tsp fish stock powder
3tsp soy sauce
Break the eggs and mix well. Chop the chicken into bite size portions and slice the onions.
Dissolve the stock in 70ml of hot water. Then add to a frying pan with the sugar, mirin, sake and soy sauce and heat to dissolve. Add the chicken, then when the sauce begins to bubble, take off the scum that will rise to the surface and reduce the heat.
Add half the egg mixture and cover with a lid. When the egg starts to set, add the other half and wait until it starts to firm a little. Pour the mixture when it is still slightly runny over a bowl of rice, and cover with cut seaweed as you wish.