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

Chicken katsu is one of those dishes that is hard to describe. It’s a Japanese main dish that is traditionally made with breaded and deep-fried chicken, but is served at many Asian-style restaurants as well. It’s common to find it on the menus of Korean, Chinese, or Japanese restaurants, and it’s also enjoyed at many karaoke bars. What exactly are katsu and how do you make it?

Peeps, what’s chicken katsu and why is it so popular? Katsu is a Japanese fried chicken dish that originated from the Kansai region, where it was originally a thinly-sliced, breaded chicken cutlet that was fried. It’s called katsu because it’s breaded and then fried.

Today, we are going to make Chicken Katsu, or Japanese-style fried chicken. It is usually served with katsu sauce, a Japanese-style sauce that is very popular in Japan. It is also a very popular dish in Japanese cuisine overall, and is also present in Korean, Chinese, and other cuisines as well.

Chicken katsu is a tasty Japanese takeaway dish prepared of fried chicken cutlets, sometimes known as panko chicken or tori katsu, and served with tonkatsu sauce.


So, what exactly is Katsu Chicken?

Chicken Katsu is a Japanese cuisine that is popular in California, Hawaii, and other parts of the globe. It’s usually served with tonkatsu sauce, which is a Japanese version of a fried pork cutlet.


Katsu Chicken Variations

There are many variants to attempt, as listed below:

  • Chicken thigh panko-breaded and butterflied, cut into bite-size pieces. Seasoned with salt and black or white pepper, dredged in mildly seasoned flour, dipped in beaten egg mixture with mirin, panko-coated, and deep-fried.
  • A pound of pounded chicken breast is cut into tenders, then dredged in seasoned flour, dipped in seasoned beaten egg, coated in seasoned panko, and pan-fried.
  • The chicken tenders recipe, which is not pounded as thinly, is known as panko chicken or chicken tenders. (This variation is known as katsu chicken.)


Katsu Sauce: A Step-by-Step Guide

Katsu sauce, commonly known as Tonkatsu sauce, is a thick vegetarian pureed fruit-based brown sauce used mostly for fried meats in Japan. Worcestershire sauce, tomato ketchup, and soy sauce may all be combined to create your own Katsu Sauce.


What to serve with Katsu Chicken

It’s usually served with rice and/or miso soup, shredded cabbage as part of a two- or three-item combination, or as a meal with rice and veggies.


Chicken Katsu

Chicken katsu is a tasty Japanese takeaway dish prepared of fried chicken cutlets, sometimes known as panko chicken or tori katsu, and served with tonkatsu sauce.

Preparation Time: 25 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes


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    • 2 chicken breast fillets, big
    • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 egg
    • 1 cup breadcrumbs (panko)
    • 1 finely sliced avocado
    • a quarter-cup of lemon juice
    • 1 finely sliced green onion
    • 3 cups iceberg lettuce, shredded
    • 1 cucumber, cut in half lengthwise and sliced diagonally
    • 2 tablespoons oil (vegetable)

Ingredients in the sauce:

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce (optional)
  • 1/3 cup sauce de tomate
  • 1 teaspoon of soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon mustard (Dijon)
  • To serve, lemon wedges


  1. Set aside a bowl containing Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, soy sauce, and mustard.
  2. Each chicken breast piece should be cut in half horizontally to make two thin fillets.
  3. Season the flour with salt and pepper on a separate dish, then beat the egg in a shallow basin. On a separate dish, spread breadcrumbs.
  4. Place the chicken in the flour mixture first, then the egg mixture, and finally the breadcrumbs. Arrange on a platter. Rep with the rest of the chicken pieces.
  5. Heat the vegetable oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until browned and cooked through.
  6. Transfer the chicken to a serving dish and set aside to cool for 2 minutes.
  7. Place cucumber, avocado, and lettuce in a large mixing bowl with a squeeze of lemon juice on top. Drizzle the prepared sauce over the chicken and top with green onions. Warm rice, salad, and lemon wedges on top are served.


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

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Katsu chicken is one of my favourite takeout foods, and is something I’ve enjoyed making at home for many years. The crispiness of the coating, the rich, salty and creamy sauce, the tender meat, and the simple, Asian spices all come together to create an amazing tasting meal.. Read more about tonkatsu sauce recipe no worcestershire and let us know what you think.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is katsu sauce made of?

Katsu sauce is a Japanese dipping sauce that typically consists of soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, mirin, and sesame oil.

How do you reheat chicken katsu?

You can either cook it in the oven or on a pan.

Can you freeze chicken katsu?

No, I cannot freeze chicken katsu.

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