If you’ve ever dined at a Japanese restaurant, chances are you’ve probably seen Chicken Katsu on the menu; or perhaps even ordered it yourself. Chicken katsu, which is derived from the Japanese term katsuretsu, translates directly to the chicken cutlet. Though originally a Japanese dish, Chicken Katsu is now a popular dish that is served in all parts of the world. In fact, there are plenty of homemade recipes for Chicken Katsu due to how relatively easy it is to make. We will be sharing our own take of the famous Chicken Katsu in this article.
Chicken katsu is generally served with a brown curry sauce, along with shredded cabbage, miso soup and a bowl of freshly steamed rice.
Preparing the Chicken
The first thing to note about cooking chicken katsu is the selection of the chicken meat. Chicken katsu is served with generally prepared with a slice of chicken breast or two, depending on the size of the fillet.
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To prepare the chicken, you’ll need flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs to coat the chicken fillet, and vegetable oil to fry the chicken. Start by laying the chicken breast fillet flat on your worktop, then make shallow horizontal slices through the chicken. Make sure to not cut through the meat completely.
Next, place the flour, eggs (beaten) and breadcrumbs into three separate bowls. Then follow up by coating the chicken with flour, then dipped into the egg bowl, and finally coat it completely in the last bowl of breadcrumbs. Once that’s done, heat enough oil in a deep frying pan until hot. You can check if the heat is enough by dropping a piece of breadcrumb; if the temperature is right, the breadcrumb will rise to the top of the oil and sizzle, but not turn brown immediately.
We offer a prepped version of Chicken Katsu slices here at Puri Pangan Utama if you’re looking for a quicker option.
Preparing the Curry Sauce
Now that you’ve prepared the chicken, the last step is to make the iconic curry sauce that chicken katsu is known for. Luckily this step is pretty straightforward as long as you have the proper ingredients.
To prepare the curry sauce, you will need butter, apple sauce, salt, curry powder, Kikkoman soy sauce, Worchestershire sauce, flour, and filtered water. Once you have the ingredients above, start by melting the butter in a saucepan with low heat. After the butter has fully melted, mix the rest of the ingredients one by one and stir slowly for around ten minutes. The last step is to stir in the flour to thicken the curry texture. And that’s it! You can cool the curry sauce in the fridge to reuse if needed.
Serve the chicken katsu curry with a bowl of steamed white rice, and serve while it’s still hot to your friends and family.
Are you ready to cook your own homemade Chicken Katsu Curry? Find the Kikkoman Soy Sauce right here in Puri Pangan Utama.