Chicken Katsu

July 24, 2015


One of the meals I’ve had in our household rotation for quite some time is chicken katsu. It’s lightly breaded and pan fried to a crispy piece of chicken perfection. It only requires a few ingredients and is quite simple to prepare.


  • 4 chicken breasts  (slice each chicken into 2-3 thin filets)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • salt, pepper, and garlic powder
  • Olive Oil (I use grapeseed oil)



In 3 separate bowls, pour in your flour, panko, and eggs. In your flour bowl, add half a teaspoon of salt and ground pepper. You can also add in 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder. Make sure all the seasonings are mixed into the flour. Mix the eggs with a fork.


Season each side of filet with some salt and ground pepper. Turn on your pan under medium heat and generously pour your oil.


While waiting for your pan to heat up, take a filet and pat it into the flour mixture and coat on both sides. Dip the chicken into the egg mixture and finally, coat it with the panko crumbs. Do this with all the chicken filets and place them on the pan when it’s heated thoroughly.


You will only need to fry each side for a few minutes. Generously pour more oil onto the pan when you flip the chicken over.

We eat chicken katsu alongside rice, kimchee, and a simple salad. The appropriate condiment for this dish is donkatsu sauce but it can also be eaten with ketchup.


Try it this weekend! 


Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?” Hebrews 13:5-6

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