Chicken Katsu with Homemade Tonkatsu Sauce

Chicken Katsu with Homemade Tonkatsu Sauce

My new obsession: chicken katsu with cabbage and dreamy homemade tonkatsu sauce. Katsu is traditionally made with pork, but the chicken version is still so good!

I’ll never forget my first traditional pork tonkatsu experience in Hawaii this past year - it was life-changing and I knew I had to recreate it at home immediately.

Chicken Katsu with Homemade Tonkatsu Sauce

Chicken Katsu with Homemade Tonkatsu Sauce

Ingredients

  • 2 lb chicken breast - beaten down evenly

  • 2 cups potato starch

  • 4 eggs, beaten

  • 2 cup panko breadcrumbs

  • 3 cups vegetable oil, for frying

  • Season with salt and pepper throughout

For the Cabbage Slaw

  • 1 cup green cabbage

  • 2 sprigs sliced green onions

  • 1/3rd cup mayo

  • 1 tablespoons dijon mustard

  • salt and pepper to taste

Tonkatsu Sauce

  • 1/3 cup ketchup

  • 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tsp sesame seeds, grinded

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Start by beating your chicken and season with salt and pepper. You can also brine your chicken overnight with aromatics if you prefer.

Before you start breading your chicken, make your cabbage slaw and prepare your tonkatsu sauce by mixing ketchup, worcestershire sauce, sesame seeds, soy sauce, sugar, dijon mustard, garlic powder and salt and pepper. Set aside.

Next, get your frying station ready by making a plate of potato starch, a plate of panko breadcrumbs and a bowl of beaten eggs.

In a deep pot or skillet, heat up vegetable or canola oil. Once it’s hot, start to dredge your chicken in potato flour, then the eggs, then the panko, fry until evenly cooked and crispy (about 15-20 minutes). Remove and let rest for 5 minutes, slice and serve with your tonkatsu sauce and cabbage slaw.

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Chicken Katsu with Homemade Tonkatsu Sauce
Chicken Katsu with Homemade Tonkatsu Sauce
Chicken Katsu with Homemade Tonkatsu Sauce