Chicken Katsu

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Recipe: #30171

August 19, 2018

"“Chicken Katsu is a mainstay at any Hawaiian BBQ/plate lunch joint, the dish is based on an old Japanese recipe for beef and pork called "Tonkatsu"."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (524.6 g)
  • Calories 892.5
  • Total Fat - 31.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 361.6 mg
  • Sodium - 2100.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 90.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3 g
  • Sugars - 28.4 g
  • Protein - 66.6 g
  • Calcium - 181.6 mg
  • Iron - 8.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 27 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.7 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Trim the fat from the chicken thighs and filet them to uniform pieces approximately ½ inch thick. Combine the thighs with the salt, white pepper and garlic powder, Place in a 9x13 pan.

Step 2

Combine eggs and milk to make an egg wash. Place in a 9x13 pan. Place the flour and panko in a separate 9x13 pan. Prepare a clean 9x13 pan or half sheet tray to hold the breaded chicken.

Step 3

Using the standard breading procedure, start by taking a piece of chicken, lightly dusting it in the flour. Then, place the dusted piece from the flour into the egg wash. Remove from the egg wash and allow the excess to drip off. Place the chicken into the panko and completely cover the top with more of the bread crumbs. Press the chicken well to allow the panko to fully adhere to the chicken. Remove the piece and place it on the clean sheet tray. Continue with the rest of the chicken, placing wax paper between the layers.

Step 4

To cook the chicken:

Step 5

Place the canola oil into a heavy gauge 10 inch pot and heat to 325 degrees. Fry the chicken in batches until golden, approximately 5 minutes. Test the first piece for doneness. Drain on paper towels, a rack works well. Continue with the rest of the chicken. When the frying is done, after the chicken has rested ,take the chicken and slice into strips.

Step 6

Serve with Katsu sauce or sweet chili sauce.


No special items needed.

4 Reviews

Kana Kahuna

*Note ... I wrote out this recipe from scratch, I have no idea who or where the video came from, it's not mine.


review by:
(18 Oct 2020)


The thing that's frustrating to me is the video and the written recipe are different. The Video recipe seems to have more ingredients, like the vegetables, the rice patty, and the sauce that goes on the vegetables while they cook. Too bad the video doesn't have any specific measurements. It looks so delicious, which is why it's frustrating that it's sort of mismatch.


review by:
(14 Oct 2020)


Delicious crusted chicken with a great sauce! We had French fries with it.


review by:
(13 Aug 2019)

Wayne Peters

I really loved this Chicken Katsu recipe. I made it with a more traditional curry sauce and turned out really nice.


review by:
(13 Aug 2019)

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