Chicken Katsu is a classic Japanese dish made out of pounded thin chicken, that is then coated with crispy Panko breadcrumbs, pan fried to perfection and served with a sweet, made from scratch curry sauce.
This crispy, breaded chicken Katzu is a traditional Japanese fried chicken and is very popular in restaurants. With this easy recipe you can do not need to leave the house to enjoy it.
Chicken comes out golden brown, crunchy on the outside and soft and juicy on the inside. The key to the best crispy crust is Panko breadcrumbs or Japanese-style breadcrumbs. They are large, and flaky. Panko’s crustless bread is coarsely ground into airy, large flakes that give breaded foods a light, crunchy coating.
By using this type of breadcrumbs we can achieve an irresistible crunch that everyone goes crazy about.
Another essential element of Katsu chicken is the dipping and serving sauce. Katsu curry sauce is based with aromatics like ginger, garlic and onion with an addition of fragrant curry, chicken broth, savory soy sauce and thickened with flour. It is then pureed with an immersion blender to create silky smooth, flavorful sauce.
Curry is drizzled over the crunchy chicken for an irresistible dish.
These delicious and nutritions golden Katsu chicken pieces are great as a quick and easy mid week dinner and are especially a huge hit with kids.
Follow the steps below to make scrumptious Chicken Katsu.