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.

Yield: (serving size: makes 4 servings.)
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Recipe Time

Total: 40 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 539
  • Calories from fat: 13%
  • Protein: 29g
  • Fat: 7.6g
  • Saturated fat: 1.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 86g
  • Fiber: 2.8g
  • Sodium: 1172mg
  • Cholesterol: 192mg


  • 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. 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. 2. Add broth, soy sauce, and sugar. Add chicken strips to pan. Bring to a boil.
  3. 3. Add spinach, cover, and cook until wilted, about 1 minute. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat eggs to blend.
  4. 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. 5. Meanwhile, spoon rice into bowls. Top equally with egg-spinach mixture, including juices. Sprinkle with tomato.
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