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Japanese Chicken Donburi

Total time 40 mins
Yield (serving size: makes 4 servings.)
A donburi is a Japanese recipe featuring boiled rice topped with meat, fish or eggs, vegetables and broth and often served wtih spicy condiments. This mild-flavored chicken version is flavored with ginger and soy sauce.


  • 2 teaspoons salad oil
  • 1 onion (6 oz.), peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 cup fat-skimmed chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 pound boned, skinned chicken breast, rinsed and cut into 1/4
  • 6 cups (about 6 oz.) baby spinach leaves, rinsed and drained
  • 3 large eggs
  • 6 cups hot cooked rice

Nutrition Information

  • calories 539
  • caloriesfromfat 13 %
  • protein 29 g
  • fat 7.6 g
  • satfat 1.8 g
  • carbohydrate 86 g
  • fiber 2.8 g
  • sodium 1172 mg
  • cholesterol 192 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a deep 10- to 12-inch frying pan over high heat, stir oil, onion, and ginger until onion is lightly browned, about 2 minutes.

  2. Add broth, soy sauce, and sugar. Add chicken strips to pan. Bring to a boil.

  3. Add spinach, cover, and cook until wilted, about 1 minute. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat eggs to blend.

  4. Reduce heat to low, evenly distribute mixture in pan, and pour in eggs. With a spatula, push vegetables aside slightly so egg mixture can flow down through sauce. Cover and cook just until eggs are softly set, 2 to 2 1/2 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, spoon rice into bowls. Top equally with egg-spinach mixture, including juices. Sprinkle with tomato.