Don is a way of serving or presenting a bowl of rice with a kind of "topping". I used to make oyako donburi – also a very popular don dish.This dish is less complicated than that one but it still tastes good and offers a typical Japanese flavor due to the comdiment sauce. The sauce can be made at home or you can use the same sauce as used for okonomiyaki – a Japanese-styled pizza. This sauce is often available at the supermarket. I often make okonomiyaki at home so I have one bottle of this sauce, and I used that on this fried chicken out of convenience.
Due to the breading, the chicken breast is kept juicy and tender after frying. Still, frying chicken breast should be well-monitored so as not to overcook it or it will be tough and dry. Serving the fried chicken with hot steamed rice and the sauce is simple but complete. I also cooked a boiled vegetable dish to have some greens for my meal.
Ingredients: (serves 2)
- 2 chicken breast fillets
- salt, pepper to season
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tbs oyster sauce
- 2 tbs plain flour
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- breadcrumbs, as needed
- vegetable oi
- Pat the chicken fillets dry with kitchen towel. Season with salt and pepper. Add garlic powder and oyster sauce, marinate for 15-20 minutes.
- Dust the chicken fillets with flour, dip into the egg and roll over the breadcrumbs.
- Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan, add the chicken and cook until golden on both sides. Chicken breast takes a short time to be cooked through, so pay attention not to overcook the meat or it will be dry.
- Cut the fillets into small slices and arrange over the hot steamed rice.
* To make the sauce:
- 1 cup dashi broth
- 4 tbs Japanese soy sauce
- 2 tbs sugar
- 3 eggs, beatened
=> Combine all the ingredients except the eggs in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil then remove from the heat. Carefully pour in the egss and gently whisk until combine. Make sure not to let the eggs coagulate as what we need is a creamy mixture. Return the saucepan to heat and cook until heated through.