Chicken Soboro

Chicken soboro is ground chicken cooked in shoyu, mirin, and sugar. It’s layered on top of rice and sprinkled with sake-cooked scrambled egg on top. It’s great for bentos and you could also use it as a filling for musubi without the egg. I made this the other day and my stepdaughter loved it, so it goes without saying it’s officially approved as kid friendly!


Chicken Soboro

Adapted from わたしの味野菜たっぷり
Makes 4 servings

1 lb ground chicken
4 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp mirin
6 Tbsp shoyu

Egg topping
2 eggs
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp sake
pinch salt

In a large skillet, add the chicken, sugar, mirin, and shoyu. Turn the heat to medium to medium high and incorporate the liquid into the ground chicken. Cook, stirring constantly until the liquid had evaporated.

In a small bowl, whisk the egg, sugar, sake and salt. Warm a small nonstick skillet over low heat. Add the egg and scramble slowly, using a rubber spatula to constantly move the egg around in the skillet. Cook well.

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  1. Posted March 13, 2013 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    Thank you for one more easy and wonderful home dish. I feel I could have it almost every day.

  2. Posted March 16, 2013 at 6:47 pm | Permalink

    Sissi, it is a very down-home kind of dish. Let me know if you give it a try!

  3. Cameron
    Posted May 22, 2018 at 10:22 am | Permalink

    I used this recipe for my four-color soboro bento this week (along with carrot soboro and blanched green beans). So delicious!

  4. Posted May 22, 2018 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    Cameron, what a beautiful bento!

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