Japanese Chicken Egg Bowl Oyakodon

Lightly seasoned chicken cooked in a dashi broth full of umami then mixed with a beaten egg and placed on a bed of cauliflower rice.  A delicious and filling keto Japanese Chicken Bowl recipe that’s healthy and low carb.

This Japanese chicken bowl is also known as “oyakodon”.  It’s a very common dish and can be found in many restaurants and dinner tables across Japan.

It is known as a quick and easy comfort food for those on the run or short on cooking time.  Perfect when looking for a quick and easy keto low carb lunch!

Japanese style chicken egg bowl oyakodon served in a white bowl topped with Japanese chili powder and chopped green onions, close up shot.

What is Japanese Chicken Egg Bowl also known as oyakodon?

This low carb keto version of oyakodon is made by simmering cubed chicken thigh in a rich dashi broth.

Soon after the chicken is fully cooked, a beaten egg is mixed in and quickly removed and placed over a bowl of healthy cauliflower rice.

What is dashi?

Dashi is broth made from boiling bonito flakes and kombu.  It is commonly used in many Japanese recipes and gives the food a savory, umami flavor.

Can I use chicken breast instead of chicken thigh for this chicken bowl recipe?

Traditionally, chicken thighs are used for making oyakodon because it yields juicy meat.  If you prefer, you can substitute for chicken breast.

Various ingredients used in making Japanese style chicken egg bowl oyakodon recipes laid out on a kitchen countertop.

Why do you use cauliflower rice instead of traditional grain rice for this chicken egg bowl recipe?

Cauliflower rice is a healthy, and low carb alternative to white rice.

One cup of traditional white rice contains ~45 g of empty carbohydrates, which for most people do not work in a low carb or keto diet.

Cauliflower rice on the other hand only contains ~3 g of net carbs per cup.  So to keep this dish keto and low carb friendly, cauliflower rice is the clearly the healthier option.

Tips for making this Japanese Chicken Bowl Recipe?

  • For a shortcut, you can choose to use hondashi to make dashi broth instead of bonito flakes.
  • Instead of cooking the cauliflower rice in a pan frying, you can microwave in a bowl covered with a wet paper towel for 3-4 minutes.
  • Customize your eggs by leaving them as runny or cooked thoroughly as you like.

Japanese style chicken egg bowl oyakodon served in a white bowl topped with Japanese chili powder and chopped green onions being picked up with a spoon.

Did you have another traditional Japanese keto recipes I can try?

Now, let’s get making this Japanese Chicken Egg Bowl Oyakodon recipe!

  • Prepping Time 10M
  • Cooking Time 5M
  • Total Time 15M
  • Net Carb/Serv ~5g
  • Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 3/4 lb Boneless and Skinless Chicken Thigh
  • 1/4 Cup Sliced Onion (about 1/4 of an onion)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/3 Cup Dashi
  • 2 tbsp Japanese Sake
  • 1 1/4 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 1/4 tbsp Monkfruit Erythritol Blend
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 2 Cups Cauliflower Rice
  • 1/8 tsp Togarashi (optional)
  • 1/2 Stalk Chopped Green Onions (optional)

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) Prepare Dashi.

3) In a small mixing bowl, add Dashi, Soy SauceMonkfruit Erythritol Blend and Japanese sake.  Mix well and set aside.

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4) Thinly slice onions and set aside.

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5) Cut chicken into small bite-size pieces, about 1/2 x 1/2 inch and set aside.

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6) In a small mixing bowl, beat eggs and set aside.

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7) In a large fry pan, add butter and melt on high heat.  Once melted, add cauliflower rice and cook for 2-3 minutes or until desired tenderness is reached.  Serve into a bowl. Note – you can also microwave cauliflower rice covered by a wet paper towel for 3-4 minutes as well.

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8) In a new medium fry pan, add onions on medium heat.  Cook for 30 seconds.

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9) After 30 seconds, lower heat to medium low and add chicken and pour sauce.  Cover and cook for 4-6 minutes or until chicken is cooked.

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10) Slowly pour beaten eggs into the fry pan.  Cook until desired egg consistency is reached and pour chicken/egg mixture over cauliflower rice.  Traditional, the eggs are a bit runny, but this would be personal preference.  Sprinkle optional Togarashi and chopped green onions on top and serve.

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Japanese style chicken egg bowl oyakodon served in a white bowl topped with Japanese chili powder and chopped green onions being picked up with a spoon.

 

Japanese style chicken egg bowl oyakodon served in a white bowl topped with Japanese chili powder and chopped green onions, close up shot.

 

Japanese style chicken egg bowl oyakodon served in a white bowl topped with Japanese chili powder and chopped green onions.

Japanese Chicken Egg Bowl Oyakodon

Lightly seasoned chicken cooked in a dashi broth full of umami then mixed with a beaten egg and placed on a bed of cauliflower rice. A delicious and filling keto Japanese Chicken Bowl recipe that’s healthy and low carb.
5 from 6 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Japanese chicken bowl recipe, keto cauliflower rice bowl
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Print Recipe
Calories: 606kcal

Ingredients

  • 3/4 lbs Chicken Thighs
  • 1/4 Cup Sliced Onion about 1/4 of an onion
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/3 Cup Dashi
  • 2 tbsp Japanese Sake
  • 1 1/4 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 1/4 tbsp Monkfruit Erythritol Blend
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 2 Cups Cauliflower Rice
  • 1/8 tsp Togarashi optional
  • 1/2 Stalk Chopped Green Onions optional

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Japanese Chicken Egg Bowl - Oyakodon Recipe (1)
  • Prepare Dashi.
    How To Make Dashi Recipe (11)
  • In a small mixing bowl, add Dashi, Soy Sauce, Monkfruit Erythritol Blend and Japanese sake. Mix well and set aside.
    Japanese Chicken Egg Bowl - Oyakodon Recipe (19)
  • Thinly slice onions and set aside.
    Japanese Chicken Egg Bowl - Oyakodon Recipe (6)
  • Cut chicken into small bite-size pieces, about 1/2 x 1/2 inch and set aside.
    Japanese Chicken Egg Bowl - Oyakodon Recipe (7)
  • In a small mixing bowl, beat eggs and set aside.
  • In a large fry pan, add butter and melt on high heat. Once melted, add cauliflower rice and cook for 2-3 minutes or until desired tenderness is reached. Serve into a bowl. Note – you can also microwave cauliflower rice covered by a wet paper towel for 3-4 minutes as well.
    Japanese Chicken Egg Bowl - Oyakodon Recipe (18)
  • In a new medium fry pan, add onions on medium heat. Cook for 30 seconds.
    Japanese Chicken Egg Bowl - Oyakodon Recipe (9)
  • After 30 seconds, lower heat to medium low and add chicken and pour sauce. Cover and cook for 4-6 minutes or until chicken is cooked.
    Japanese Chicken Egg Bowl - Oyakodon Recipe (22)
  • Slowly pour beaten eggs into the fry pan. Cook until desired egg consistency is reached and pour chicken/egg mixture over cauliflower rice. Traditional, the eggs are a bit runny, but this would be personal preference. Sprinkle optional Togarashi and chopped green onions on top and serve.
    Japanese Chicken Egg Bowl - Oyakodon Recipe (23)

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Nutrition

Calories: 606kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 361mg | Sodium: 1103mg | Potassium: 950mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 762IU | Vitamin C: 77mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 3mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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2 Comments

  1. Really really good recipe! I can eat this whole recipe by myself in one sitting. So for 2 people I double it and use 2 pans.
    Rather than eating it over caulirice since it’s a pain in the **** tp cook one more thing, shredded iceberg lettuce, shredded cabbage works really well to soak up all the yummy dashi broth.
    After I load the topping on, since the topping is still really hot, I start eating the yummy vegetables underneath and by the time I finish those, the topping is perfect temperature to eat.
    So happy to make this with ketofied version. Thank you!

    • LowCarbingAsian

      Hey Judy! Glad you liked the recipe! Shredded cabbage does sound like a great alternative to cauliflower rice. Here is tip – if the dish you are making has sauce/broth, you can just microwave the cauliflower rice. Place a wet paper towel over the cauliflower rice and microwave for 4-5 minutes. Since you are pouring sauce/broth over the cauliflower rice, texture isn’t really important. Either way, glad you enjoyed the dish!

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