Japanese Chicken Donburi

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.


(serving size: makes 4 servings.)
Total time: 40 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 40 Minutes

Nutritional 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


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


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.