6 Katsu Recipes to Try ASAP

chicken katsu with sauce over rice on a white plate
Photo: Soup Loving Nicole

If you've never tried katsu, a type of Japanese crispy fried cutlet coated with Panko bread crumbs, it's time to remedy that with one of these irresistible recipes. From traditional chicken katsu (this top-rated recipe comes together quickly with basic ingredients you probably have on hand, and you can make this tender and juicy recipe in your air fryer) to tonkatsu, or pork katsu (this restaurant-worthy Tonkatsu Shoyu Ramen is served over noodles), you'll want to bookmark this collection of katsu recipes to return to time and time again.

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Air Fryer Chicken Katsu with Homemade Katsu Sauce

chicken katsu with sauce over rice on a white plate
Soup Loving Nicole

"Air-fried chicken katsu that is crispy on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside," says recipe creator Soup Loving Nicole. "The sauce is a little bit sweet, a little bit tangy, and complements the chicken perfectly."

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Chicken Katsu

Chicken Katsu

You only need basic ingredients you probably already have on hand (chicken breasts, flour, an egg, and Panko bread crumbs) for this easy chicken katsu. Serve with white rice and tonkatsu sauce, advises recipe creator sakuraiiko.

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Brucedrick Rosalesness

Tonkatsu, or pork katsu, is a "traditional Japanese dish which is very simple and easy to make," says recipe creator AMYSMEANS. "Serve with sticky rice and tonkatsu sauce and enjoy!"

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Tonkatsu Shoyu Ramen

Tonkatsu Shoyu Ramen (Pork Cutlet Soy Sauce Ramen)

"If you have ever wanted to make great authentic Japanese noodle house ramen, this recipe is for you," bvncbvnc. "Great for singles with some cooking experience and a great everyday meal."

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Ashley's Chicken Katsu with Tonkatsu Sauce

Ashley's Chicken Katsu with Tonkatsu Sauce
Caroline C

This restaurant-worthy chicken katsu is incredibly quick and easy — it comes together in about half an hour. If you don't have Panko, just use homemade seasoned bread crumbs instead.

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Air Fryer Chicken Katsu

Air Fryer Chicken Katsu

Here's another chicken katsu you can make in your air fryer. Recipe creator Bibi suggests using a store-bought tonkatsu sauce or barbecue sauce to cut down on prep time.

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