Chicken Katsu Recipe

Chicken Katsu is a popular Japanese dish that features breaded and deep-fried chicken cutlets. This delectable dish has gained worldwide recognition for its crispy exterior and tender, juicy meat. The chicken is typically coated in panko breadcrumbs, which give it a light and crunchy texture. It is often served with a tangy tonkatsu sauce, along with a side of steamed rice and crisp shredded cabbage. Chicken Katsu is a delightful combination of flavors and textures, making it a favorite choice for those seeking a satisfying and comforting meal.

Recipe for Chicken Katsu

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Total time: 50 minutes

Serves: 4


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Tonkatsu sauce, for serving
  • Steamed rice and shredded cabbage, for serving


  1. Begin by seasoning the chicken breasts with salt and pepper on both sides.
  2. Set up a breading station by placing the flour, beaten eggs, and panko breadcrumbs in separate shallow dishes.
  3. Dredge each chicken breast in flour, shaking off any excess.
  4. Dip the chicken into the beaten eggs, allowing any excess to drip off.
  5. Coat the chicken with panko breadcrumbs, pressing gently to ensure they adhere to the meat.
  6. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet or deep-fryer over medium-high heat.
  7. Carefully add the breaded chicken to the hot oil and fry for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through.
  8. Once cooked, transfer the chicken to a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
  9. Slice the chicken into strips or serve whole, alongside steamed rice, shredded cabbage, and tonkatsu sauce.
  10. Enjoy your delicious homemade Chicken Katsu!

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

  • Calories: 380
  • Total Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5g
  • Cholesterol: 170mg
  • Sodium: 550mg
  • Carbohydrates: 24g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Protein: 36g