Chicken Katsu

Chicken Katsu

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"This is my family recipe for Chicken Katsu - Japanese style fried chicken. Can also be used to make Tonkatsu, just use pork cutlets instead of chicken. Serve with white rice and tonkatsu sauce."
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20 m servings 297 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 297 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 11.4 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.2g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 31.2 g
  • 62%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 118 mg
  • 39%
  • Sodium:
  • 251 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Season the chicken breasts on both sides with salt and pepper. Place the flour, egg and panko crumbs into separate shallow dishes. Coat the chicken breasts in flour, shaking off any excess. Dip them into the egg, and then press into the panko crumbs until well coated on both sides.
  2. Heat 1/4 inch of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place chicken in the hot oil, and cook 3 or 4 minutes per side, or until golden brown.


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Most helpful positive review

Winner Dinner! Everyone loved this. I ended up having to change it a bit when I realized I didn't have enough chicken breasts for 6 of us & had to stretch it. Instead of full breats, I cubed ...

Most helpful critical review

The coating is very crispy, which we loved, but it's bland. Even after seasoning liberally with salt and pepper, it does not have enough flavor. I'd suggest either marinating the chicken breas...

Winner Dinner! Everyone loved this. I ended up having to change it a bit when I realized I didn't have enough chicken breasts for 6 of us & had to stretch it. Instead of full breats, I cubed ...

Great recipe! The chicken katsu came out crunchy and delicious. (ETA: I slice the chicken breast to three or four thin fillets instead of pounding them.) The only thing I would suggest is to ...

My mom and I both made this dish. As written it is good but a little bland and since several in our family don't want to cover their food with sauce, the second time we made she used 1 cup of h...

I found panko breadcrumbs at a Wild Oats grocery store here in northeast Ohio. They are wonderful! Everything you fry turns out so light and crispy. The whole family loved this chicken. I served...

Very good! My husband made this and followed the directions, although he ended up needing more of all the breading ingredients, and used less oil for frying. It seems like everyone has a tonka...

Tasty and easy! The chicken came out nice and crunchy. The oil heating directions were right on the mark - my stove comes with a 'medium-high' setting. Another tip - put in the tip of a chop ...

Great! Feels like I am eating shrimp. Maybe next time I will try coconut with it. It definatly needs dipping sauce. we tried sweet and sour sauce 2 and Tonkatsu sauce. They were ok with it but n...

This was great! I absolutely love Panko bread is the best! I did make one alteration and that was to cook my chicken in butter. It was soooo good! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

My family loves this! I add a bit of garlic powder to regular flower mix to add a little bit of twist and it is just delicious~ Also, Katsu sauce by Kikkoman is just great with this~

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