Oct 25, 2005

Chicken Katsu

Yesterday my husband took the family out for dinner. We tried a new Hawaiian barbecue place we'd seen many times but never tried before. Surprisingly the kids loved it, and so did we. Today my oldest daughter kept asking when we'd go back. I told her as soon as we were able. She asked if in the meanwhile I could make her Chicken Katsu like she'd eaten there. I found this recipe on Allrecipes.com and will be fulfilling her request later this week. It sounds inexpensive, simple and as we experienced first hand last night, it is delicious! I enjoyed mine with teriyaki sauce but the Tonkatsu sauce recipe that accompanies it sounds tasty too and we will give it a try!

Ashley's Chicken Katsu with Tonkatsu Sauce

A recipe for delicious Japanese fried chicken and an accompanying Tonkatsu sauce. Serve with your choice of shredded cabbage, rice, or even mashed potatoes.
Servings: 2 (Submitted to Allrecipes.com by BASKETBALLGIRL)


1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons soy sauce
pepper to taste


2 cups vegetable oil, for deep-fat frying
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup Japaneese panko bread crumbs
salt and pepper to taste
1 egg, beaten
2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - pounded to 1/4 inch thickness
1 green onion, thinly sliced


1. For the sauce, stir together the Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, and soy sauce, and a pinch of pepper to taste. Set aside.

2. Heat oil in deep fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

3. Place flour and panko bread crumbs onto separate plates and season with salt and pepper. Place the beaten egg in a medium bowl. Dip flattened chicken pieces first into flour, then egg, and lastly bread crumbs.

4. Fry breaded chicken breasts pre-heatedted oil until golden brown and no longer pink in center, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to absorb excess oil. Slice chicken into thin strips and top with a drizzle of sauce and a sprinkling of sliced green onions. Serve remaining sauce on the side for dipping.

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