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Chicken Katsu – Crispy Katsu Chicken with Katsu Sauce (Homemade)

Chicken katsu is a perfect homemade Japanese takeout that made with fried chicken cutlet also known as panko chicken, or tori katsu served over delicious tonkatsu sauce.

Chicken Katsu

What is Chicken Katsu?

Chicken Katsu is basically a Japanese dish which is also popular in California, Hawaii, and other areas of the world. It is generally served with tonkatsu sauce, where tonkatsu is a Japanese version fried cutlet made in pork.

What is Chicken katsu

Variations of Katsu Chicken

There are many variations that you can try given below:

  • Panko-breaded chicken thigh, sliced into bite-sized strips, usually butterflied. Seasoned with a little salt and black-or-white-pepper, dredged in a lightly seasoned flour, dipped into a beaten egg mixture with some mirin, coated in panko, then deep fried.
  • A pounded chicken breast piece is sliced into tenders, dredged in seasoned flour, then dipped into seasoned beaten egg, coated with seasoned panko, then pan-fried.
  • The variant is the chicken tender recipe, not pounded as thinly, called panko chicken or chicken tenders. (This version can be called katsu chicken).

How to Make Katsu Sauce

Katsu sauce is also called Tonkatsu sauce is basically a thick Japanese vegetarian pureed fruit-based brown sauce mainly used for fried meats. You can make your homemade Katsu Sauce by combining Worcestershire sauce, tomato ketchup, and soy sauce together.

Crispy chicken katsu

What to serve with Chicken Katsu

It is generally served with rice and/or miso soup, shredded cabbage as part of a two or three item combo, or as a dinner with vegetables and rice.

Chicken Katsu Recipe

Yield: 4

Chicken Katsu

Chicken Katsu

Chicken katsu is a perfect homemade Japanese takeout that made with fried chicken cutlet also known as panko chicken, or tori katsu served over delicious tonkatsu sauce.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 2 large chicken breast fillets
  • 1/4 cup plain flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1 cucumber, halved lengthways, sliced diagonally
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Lemon wedges, to serve


  1. In a bowl combine Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, soy sauce and mustard and set aside.
  2. Cut each chicken breast piece horizontally in half to form 2 thin fillets.
  3. On a separate plate, place flour seasoned with salt and pepper and whisk the egg in a shallow bowl. Place breadcrumbs on another plate.
  4. First, put the chicken into the flour mixture, dip into the egg mixture, then to the breadcrumbs. Place onto a plate. Repeat with remaining chicken pieces.
  5. In a large frying heat vegetable oil pan over medium heat. Cook chicken until golden and cooked through for about 3 to 4 minutes each side.
  6. Once cooked, transfer chicken to a serving plate and cool for 2 minutes.
  7. In a large bowl place cucumber, avocado, lettuce, with a squeeze of lemon juice on the top. Drizzle chicken with the prepared sauce and sprinkle with green onion. Serve with warm rice, salad, and lemon wedges on the top.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 331Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 33mgSodium 521mgCarbohydrates 33gSugar 4gProtein 21g

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