What came first, the chicken or the egg? We’ve finally found your answer…

Forget trying to answer one of life’s most frequently asked questions that tests the human mind, because we have found the answer: both. With Australian Eggs’ Chicken and Egg Donburi recipe, whether you need the chicken to lay the egg or the egg to form a chicken – it doesn’t matter! Because with this quick and easy lunch or dinner meal that only takes 45 minutes of prepping and cooking, both are just as delicious as the other.

So let’s get cracking!


1 1/2 cups sushi rice, rinsed and drained
3 cups water
3 teaspoons canola oil
1 brown onion halved and thinly sliced
100g shiitake mushrooms sliced
300g chicken thigh fillet, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 cup (250ml) dashi or chicken stock
5 eggs, lightly beaten
125g snow peas, halved lengthways
2-3 green onions, finely shredded diagonally
2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted
Tonkatsu sauce, optional, to serve


1. Combine the rice and water in a heavy-based saucepan. Cover and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer covered for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and stand, covered, for 10 minutes.

2. Heat the canola oil in a deep-frying pan or wok. Add the onion and mushrooms and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, until soft and lightly golden. Transfer to a plate. Add the chicken to the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes or until golden. Return onion and mushrooms to pan. 

3. Combine soy sauce, vinegar, sugar and dashi stock in a bowl. Pour 1/3 cup of the soy mixture into the pan. Stir to combine and bring to a simmer. Pour the eggs over the mixture, cover (use a baking tray if you don’t have a lid) and cook for about 2 minutes, until just lightly set.

4. To serve, add the rice and remaining soy mixture to deep serving bowls. Cut the chicken omelette mixture into large pieces and place on top of the rice. Serve with snow peas, green onion and sesame seeds, with a drizzle of tonkatsu sauce, if you like.

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