Ashley's Chicken Katsu with Tonkatsu Sauce Recipe
Panko (Japanese bread crumbs) crusted fried chicken breasts with a sweet Tonkatsu dipping sauce. Serve with your choice of steamed white rice, shredded cabbage, or even mashed potatoes.
Excellent! I lived in Hawaii from 15 to 22 and used to eat this all the time. This tasted exactly like I remembered.
Don't need copious amounts of sauce.
Quick and easy to make. The sauce was a bit too tangy for my taste, though. Using sweet and sour sauce for a dip sweetened it up.
very easy and tasted just like a restaurant's. Definitely pound thin to ensure even cooking and I just seasoned the chicken thighs with salt and pepper before the flour step. Also the sauce makes way too much and is tart. Here's my recipe for sweeter tonkatsu sauce: 2 tbsp each of ketchup, worcestshire sauce and soy sauce. 1 tbsp hoisin sauce and add about 2 tsp of white sugar to sweeten it up. Boil until sauce thickens and use as a dipping sauce. Overall a lovely recipe.
My hubby is from Hawaii and chicken katsu was his fave "plate lunch". I made this recipe for him and he loves it. It is now on our regular dinner menu. It did take me some time to like the sause though
The chicken Katsu part of this recipe is fabulous...a definite 5 star. But, as many others have noted, the Tonkatsu sauce was practically inedible. I wonder if the worcester sauce and soy sauce amounts were reversed? Despite the negative reviews, I followed the recipe exactly, tasted it, and agreed whole-heartedly with everyone else. So, I doctored it up a bit: added 2 more tablespoons of soy sauce, 3 tablespoons of hoisin sauce, and put it on the stove to simmer and thicken while I was cooking the chicken. It still wasn't great, but it was pretty good even if it didn't really taste like Tonkatsu sauce. So I'll keep looking for a sauce recipe, but thanks for the wonderful chicken katsu recipe! ETA: I made this again (really, really love this chicken katsu) and tweaked the Tonkatsu sauce recipe and loved it: 1/4 c. ketchup, 1/3 c. soy sauce, 1/4 c. worchester sauce, 1 tbsp hoisin sauce, garlic powder and pepper to taste. Hopefully that will help someone because this chicken katsu is really wonderful
this is a terrific meal! i will definitely recommend it! i didnt do the sauce though...while i was shopping for ingredients i found a ready made sauce-kikomann tonkatsu sauce...really good! very easy and delicious meal!
This recipe is really good at least the chicken part. Unfortunately there is something really off with the tonkatsu sauce. I've never had authentic tokatsu sauce but I'm willing to guess that the base of the sauce is ketchup and not worcestershire sauce. So anyways I switched the amount of the soy sauce with the worcestershire sauce. Then I just used the same amount of soy sauce as I did with the worcestershire and it came out fine. You might want to use a little less worcestershire depending if you like it with a little bit of a kick. I would imagine that the authentic recipe has that kick given that it's a little bit reminescent of wasabi.