This is my family recipe for Chicken Katsu - Japanese style fried chicken. Can also be used to make Tonkatsu, just use pork cutlets instead of chicken. Serve with white rice and tonkatsu sauce.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Season the chicken breasts on both sides with salt and pepper. Place the flour, egg and panko crumbs into separate shallow dishes. Coat the chicken breasts in flour, shaking off any excess. Dip them into the egg, and then press into the panko crumbs until well coated on both sides.

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  • Heat 1/4 inch of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place chicken in the hot oil, and cook 3 or 4 minutes per side, or until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

297 calories; 11.4 g total fat; 118 mg cholesterol; 251 mg sodium. 22.2 g carbohydrates; 31.2 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2007
Winner Dinner! Everyone loved this. I ended up having to change it a bit when I realized I didn't have enough chicken breasts for 6 of us & had to stretch it. Instead of full breats I cubed it in 1"-2" pieces and then followed the recipe directions (including pounding them)--however this change did require using more flour/egg/panko bread crumbs. Basically I ended up making chicken type nuggets (only better!). Places the nuggets over Jasmine rice & topped with Sweet & Sour sauce: 3/4 c. white sugar 2T. brown sugar 1/3 c. white vinager 2/3 c. unsweetened pineapple juice (save chunks) 1/4 c. soy sauce 1T. Ketchup 2T. cornstarch. Boil until thickened and then I added 1 thinly sliced green pepper & cut up pineapple chuncks. Topped with sliced green onion. Fed my family of 6 for a lot less then the local Chinese carry-out & they said they liked mine better!:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/04/2010
This is so good and so easy. I added cajun seasoning to one batch of crumbs. Yummy! My family loved it. Nice for slicing leftovers for salads or buns. Thanks for the great recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2007
Winner Dinner! Everyone loved this. I ended up having to change it a bit when I realized I didn't have enough chicken breasts for 6 of us & had to stretch it. Instead of full breats I cubed it in 1"-2" pieces and then followed the recipe directions (including pounding them)--however this change did require using more flour/egg/panko bread crumbs. Basically I ended up making chicken type nuggets (only better!). Places the nuggets over Jasmine rice & topped with Sweet & Sour sauce: 3/4 c. white sugar 2T. brown sugar 1/3 c. white vinager 2/3 c. unsweetened pineapple juice (save chunks) 1/4 c. soy sauce 1T. Ketchup 2T. cornstarch. Boil until thickened and then I added 1 thinly sliced green pepper & cut up pineapple chuncks. Topped with sliced green onion. Fed my family of 6 for a lot less then the local Chinese carry-out & they said they liked mine better!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2006
Great recipe! The chicken katsu came out crunchy and delicious. (ETA: I slice the chicken breast to three or four thin fillets instead of pounding them.) The only thing I would suggest is to pre-heat the oil on medium heat then reduce it to low-medium for the actual frying; 3 minutes on medium-high heat pretty much blackened my panko crumbs. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2008
My mom and I both made this dish. As written it is good but a little bland and since several in our family don't want to cover their food with sauce the second time we made she used 1 cup of hot sauce 1/3 cup of cold water garlic powder salt and black pepper and three eggs. She then dredged her chicken in flour then dipped it into the hot sauce mix then the panko crumbs then fried. This added a nice flavor it was not hot. I just rubbed a mix of spices into the chicken and fried. Both families loved it with the extra flavors. The panko crumbs are a must. We plan on trying this dish by baking. Wonderful recipe. Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2006
I found panko breadcrumbs at a Wild Oats grocery store here in northeast Ohio. They are wonderful! Everything you fry turns out so light and crispy. The whole family loved this chicken. I served it with spicy Tonkatsu sauce (1/2 c. Worcestershire sauce 1/4 c. ketchup 2 T. light soy sauce) drizzled over and finely chopped green onion to garnish. We had steamed white rice and stir-fried veggies on the side. My boys asked when I'd make this dinner again... that's the sure sign of a winner!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2007
Very good! My husband made this and followed the directions although he ended up needing more of all the breading ingredients and used less oil for frying. It seems like everyone has a tonkatsu sauce recipe. Here's mine for a tangy yummy sauce: 1/4 c. ketchup 1/3 c. soy sauce 1/4 c. worchester sauce 1 tbsp hoisin sauce garlic powder and pepper to taste. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2004
Tasty and easy! The chicken came out nice and crunchy. The oil heating directions were right on the mark - my stove comes with a 'medium-high' setting. Another tip - put in the tip of a chop stick. If bubbles come from the chop stick the oil is ready. My husband and I really enjoyed this and I'll make it again. The leftover chicken was still crunchy after refrigeration! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2007
Great! Feels like I am eating shrimp. Maybe next time I will try coconut with it. It definatly needs dipping sauce. we tried sweet and sour sauce 2 and Tonkatsu sauce. They were ok with it but next time I will try the sauce we use with shrimp. 1 cup of sugar 1/2 a cup of vinegar 3 tablespoons of soy sauce and 3 tablespoons of water. Cook in a small pot for about 10 minutes. http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Sweet-and-Sour-Drumettes/Detail.aspx Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2006
This was great! I absolutely love Panko bread crumbs...it is the best! I did make one alteration and that was to cook my chicken in butter. It was soooo good! Thanks for sharing your recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2007
My family loves this! I add a bit of garlic powder to regular flower mix to add a little bit of twist and it is just delicious Also Katsu sauce by Kikkoman is just great with this Read More
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