Chicken Katsu

Chicken katsu is a Japanese dish made by coating chicken in a breadcrumb and egg mixture, then frying it. It is often served with rice and a sweet and sour sauce.


  • 4 chicken breasts (skinless, boneless)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • salt and pepper


  1. Cut the chicken breasts into thin strips.
  2. Place the flour, eggs and breadcrumbs into separate shallow bowls.
  3. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  4. Dip the chicken strips in the flour, then the eggs, then the breadcrumbs, making sure each strip is well coated.
  5. Heat a large frying pan over medium heat and add enough oil to coat the bottom. Add the chicken strips and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, or until golden and cooked through.
  6. Serve with rice and a sweet and sour sauce.

Potential changes & improvements

You could experiment with different breadcrumbs, such as panko breadcrumbs, or even crushed cornflakes. For a healthier version, you could bake the chicken instead of frying it.

What other food it works well with

Chicken katsu goes well with rice and a sweet and sour sauce. It also goes well with a salad or steamed vegetables.

Common Mistakes

One common mistake is not coating the chicken strips evenly in the flour, eggs and breadcrumbs. Another mistake is not cooking the chicken strips for long enough, which can result in them being raw in the middle.

Nutritional Information

This recipe is high in protein and fat. Each chicken breast contains approximately:

  • Calories: 200
  • Protein: 28g
  • Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g


This recipe contains the following allergens:

  • Eggs
  • Wheat

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