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Japanese Chicken & Egg Bowl - Oyako Donburi

Oyako Donburi is one of my favorite Japanese dishes. It is a very simple dish (what's simpler than chicken and eggs?) and yet so delicious.

I've had this dish at several restaurants and they all seem to taste a bit different. I like the broth to be on the sweet side so the recipe reflects that.

You can adapt the combination of soy sauce, mirin and sugar to your taste.

I used to make this using a skillet but I've adapted this recipe for the slow cooker so that I set it up, leave for work and come home to a delicious meal.


Oyako Donburi Recipe



  1. Place onions, mushroom and chicken strips in the slow cooker or crockpot.
  2. Combine soy sauce, mirin, and sugar in the pan. Do a taste test and adjust combination to your liking.
  3. Pour sauce over chicken in slow cooker or crockpot.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
  5. Spoon out about 1/2 to 2/3 cups of liquid.
  6. Place slow cooker pot on medium heat over stove or transfer ingredients to a large skillet.
  7. Add green onions to egg (optional) and Pour the eggs over chicken.
  8. Cook until the eggs are set.
  9. Serve over bowl of Japanese rice or white rice.