Chicken Katsu

This easy recipe is golden, crispy, and loaded with flavor! Drizzled with tonkatsu sauce, it's the best Japanese chicken dinner.

what is katsu?

Japanese katsu refers to any deep-fried, breaded cutlet. It is made with chicken, pork, beef, or even fish.

What You'll Need

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts Eggs Dashi All-purpose flour Ground ginger Garlic powder Plain panko Black sesame seeds Vegetable oil Salt Tonkatsu sauce Japanese mayo

Prepare the Chicken


Place the chicken on a chopping board and cover it with parchment paper. Pound it to 1/2" thick.

Whisk the Eggs


Crack the eggs in a small bowl and add the dashi powder. Whisk until well combined.

Prepare the Flour


Add the flour, ground ginger, and garlic powder to a flattened plate. Mix until well combined.

Mix the Panko


In a separate plate, whisk the panko, garlic powder, and sesame seeds until well combined.

Heat the Oil


Add vegetable oil to a pot for frying. Set it over medium heat and wait until it reaches 350˚F.

Dredge the Chicken


Coat the chicken with flour and dredge it into the egg mixture. Then place it in the panko mixture.

Fry It


Fry a few pieces at a time for several minutes, flipping halfway through. Repeat for all the chicken.

Let It Cool


Remove from the oil and set it on a wire rack to cool before slicing. Sprinkle with salt to taste.



Cut it into 3/4″ strips and serve over a bed of rice with a cucumber salad. Enjoy!

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