Chicken Katsu

Posted: October 5

Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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Chicken Katsu is a traditional Japanese comfort, a lightly fried chicken cutlet with exceptional crunch. As a result, Chicken Katsu is juicy in a crispy crust with just the right amount of seasoning. The crust itself is almost airy, perfect for a lighter main course just as hearty as other fried chicken. Whether you slice it, sandwich it, or serve it alongside a fresh salad, Chicken Katsu is a meal you can enjoy out loud!


• 4 chicken breast halves, boneless, skinless, and pounded to 1/2 inch thickness • salt, to taste • pepper, to taste • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour • 1 egg, beaten • 1 cup panko bread crumbs • 1 cup oil, neutral-flavored, for frying, plus more as needed • tonkatsu sauce, optional, for serving


Step 1

Season the chicken breasts on both sides with salt and pepper.

Step 2

Put the egg, flour, and panko crumbs into separate shallow dishes.

Step 3

Coat the chicken breasts in the flour, shaking off any excess.

Step 4

Dip the chicken breasts into the egg, then press them down into the panko crumbs until fully coated on both sides.

Step 5

In a large skillet, heat 1/4 inch of oil over medium-high heat.

Step 6

Set the chicken down into the hot oil, cooking until golden brown on each side, about 3-4 minutes per side.

Step 7

Serve with a side of tonkatsu sauce.

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