This is a simple, one pot dish. Sorry, didn't time the cooking. I put in 30 minutes but it may take more or less depending on how much chicken is being cooked. I don't use it myself, but you can also add some sake to the dish as it cooks. Just a little note: I changed the soy sauce to low-sodium ... this runs a bit on the salty side using the regular shoyu. I haven't tried it with the change yet. May need to cut back on the shoyu too.