Saturday, August 9, 2008

Day 9

Because chicken breasts at Sam's club were so cheap, I decided this week will be a chicken-filled week. So we started out tonight with a Japanese classic, 親子丼 oyako-don, a rough translation being parent-child bowl. Kind of a sick image in English, but that refers to the chicken and the egg. And it's pretty amazing. Anyone who grew up or served a mission in Japan knows what I'm talking about;)

makes 2 servings
1 large or 2 medium chicken breasts, cut into 3/4 inch pieces
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 medium onion, sliced thin
4-1/2 T stock (I use Japanese dashi, but because it's a small portion and it's a chicken dish, you can use chicken broth. It'll be different, but still really good.)
3 T soy sauce
2 T sugar
3 T mirin (Japanese sweet cooking wine)
2 bowl sized servings of Japanese short grain rice
  1. In a small pot bring the stock, soy sauce, sugar, and mirin to a simmer. Add the onions and chicken and cook until onions are soft and chicken is cooked through.
  2. Pour the eggs over the chicken simmering sauce and let set a little.
  3. In 2 bowls place the rice on the bottom and take half of the chicken/egg mixture and place in one bowl and the other half in the other. Serve hot.

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