A recipe for delicious Japanese fried chicken and an accompanying Tonkatsu sauce. Serve with your choice of shredded cabbage, rice, or even mashed potatoes.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Sauce

Chicken

Directions

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

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

  • 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.

  • Fry breaded chicken breasts in preheated 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.

Nutrition Facts

718 calories; 36.8 g total fat; 136 mg cholesterol; 2290 mg sodium. 73.1 g carbohydrates; 30.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/19/2006
The chicken Katsu part of this recipe is fabulous...a definite 5 star. But as many others have noted the Tonkatsu sauce was practically inedible. I wonder if the worcester sauce and soy sauce amounts were reversed? Despite the negative reviews I followed the recipe exactly tasted it and agreed whole-heartedly with everyone else. So I doctored it up a bit: added 2 more tablespoons of soy sauce 3 tablespoons of hoisin sauce and put it on the stove to simmer and thicken while I was cooking the chicken. It still wasn't great but it was pretty good even if it didn't really taste like Tonkatsu sauce. So I'll keep looking for a sauce recipe but thanks for the wonderful chicken katsu recipe! ETA: I made this again (really really love this chicken katsu) and tweaked the Tonkatsu sauce recipe and loved it: 1/4 c. ketchup 1/3 c. soy sauce 1/4 c. worchester sauce 1 tbsp hoisin sauce garlic powder and pepper to taste. Hopefully that will help someone because this chicken katsu is really wonderful! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/02/2006
I made this recipe and the chicken turned out lovely. I also made the sauce but no one here liked it at all. It was very strong and probably one of those aquired tastes. The method of cooking the chicken was wonderful though! Read More
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115 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 58
  • 4 star values: 39
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
07/19/2006
The chicken Katsu part of this recipe is fabulous...a definite 5 star. But as many others have noted the Tonkatsu sauce was practically inedible. I wonder if the worcester sauce and soy sauce amounts were reversed? Despite the negative reviews I followed the recipe exactly tasted it and agreed whole-heartedly with everyone else. So I doctored it up a bit: added 2 more tablespoons of soy sauce 3 tablespoons of hoisin sauce and put it on the stove to simmer and thicken while I was cooking the chicken. It still wasn't great but it was pretty good even if it didn't really taste like Tonkatsu sauce. So I'll keep looking for a sauce recipe but thanks for the wonderful chicken katsu recipe! ETA: I made this again (really really love this chicken katsu) and tweaked the Tonkatsu sauce recipe and loved it: 1/4 c. ketchup 1/3 c. soy sauce 1/4 c. worchester sauce 1 tbsp hoisin sauce garlic powder and pepper to taste. Hopefully that will help someone because this chicken katsu is really wonderful! Read More
(77)
Rating: 4 stars
07/19/2006
The chicken Katsu part of this recipe is fabulous...a definite 5 star. But as many others have noted the Tonkatsu sauce was practically inedible. I wonder if the worcester sauce and soy sauce amounts were reversed? Despite the negative reviews I followed the recipe exactly tasted it and agreed whole-heartedly with everyone else. So I doctored it up a bit: added 2 more tablespoons of soy sauce 3 tablespoons of hoisin sauce and put it on the stove to simmer and thicken while I was cooking the chicken. It still wasn't great but it was pretty good even if it didn't really taste like Tonkatsu sauce. So I'll keep looking for a sauce recipe but thanks for the wonderful chicken katsu recipe! ETA: I made this again (really really love this chicken katsu) and tweaked the Tonkatsu sauce recipe and loved it: 1/4 c. ketchup 1/3 c. soy sauce 1/4 c. worchester sauce 1 tbsp hoisin sauce garlic powder and pepper to taste. Hopefully that will help someone because this chicken katsu is really wonderful! Read More
(77)
Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2007
UPDATE: Ive made this again and it is crucial that you season the chicken and bread crumbs very well so that the chicken isnt bland and the tonkatsu sauce needs a lot of tweeking. It is way too tangy with the amount of worshtishere sauce called for but i decreased it a lot to about only a tbs and added brown sugar and low sodium soy sauce and the ketchup. But I would recommend getting the Kikkoman Tonkatsu sauce maybe that tastes better I'll keep trying to perfect the sauce! ORIGINAL REVIEW-The chicken was very very good i seasoned it well with salt and pepper and I love the way the panko crumbs give it such a great crispiness. As far as the tonkatsu sauce the worshestire sauce overwhelmed it very much so i started over and put only 2 tbs of Worshteshire and 1/4 of water with 2 tbs of brown sugar ketchup and soy sauce as called for since the tonkatsu sauces Ive had before were more sweet. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2007
very easy and tasted just like a restaurant's. Definitely pound thin to ensure even cooking and I just seasoned the chicken thighs with salt and pepper before the flour step. Also the sauce makes way too much and is tart. Here's my recipe for sweeter tonkatsu sauce: 2 tbsp each of ketchup worcestshire sauce and soy sauce. 1 tbsp hoisin sauce and add about 2 tsp of white sugar to sweeten it up. Boil until sauce thickens and use as a dipping sauce. Overall a lovely recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2005
This chicken was soooo delicious. Very easy to do. I wouldn't change a thing with the chicken useful tip... cover chicken w/plastic & pound otherwise it could get rather messy. OH YEAH.... the sauce was a bit much I would next time cut it in half!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/02/2006
I made this recipe and the chicken turned out lovely. I also made the sauce but no one here liked it at all. It was very strong and probably one of those aquired tastes. The method of cooking the chicken was wonderful though! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/08/2007
I never tasted Tonkatsu sauce but I added a splash of Hoisin sauce and fiddled with the ingredient amounts to get it where I liked it! I loved the Panko crumbs but even though I seasoned the chicken mercilessly I found these to be incredibly bland in flavor. Husband liked it... but I will most likely search for a different recipe To try next. Thanks BASKETBALL GIRL... for the starting point! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2008
I love this recipe. It's one of my favorite from this site especially served with steamed rice and "Japanese Zucchini and Onions." Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2011
This chicken was FANTASTIC! I used a shallow pan with oil for frying. The Panko bread crumbs make all the difference. If I had known that years ago I wouldn't have kept substituting normal bread crumbs. I could kick myself. I didn't use the sauce as my 16 year old son is extremely picky about his food. However he said that this chicken was better than the Japanese restuarant. So thank you for sharing as this is going to save me 15.00 a week on his take-out. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2005
Awesome! but i dont know about the sauce Read More
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