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.
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
I make this often and the sauce recipe has way too much worchestershire sauce. I use 1/2c each of sugar, ketchup, and shoyu, then add about 1 1/2T worchestershire sauce
UPDATE: Ive made this again, and it is crucial that you season the chicken and bread crumbs very well so that the chicken isnt bland, and the tonkatsu sauce needs a lot of tweeking. It is way too tangy with the amount of worshtishere sauce called for, but i decreased it a lot to about only a tbs, and added brown sugar and low sodium soy sauce and the ketchup. But I would recommend getting the Kikkoman Tonkatsu sauce, maybe that tastes better, I'll keep trying to perfect the sauce! ORIGINAL REVIEW-The chicken was very very good, i seasoned it well with salt and pepper, and I love the way the panko crumbs give it such a great crispiness. As far as the tonkatsu sauce, the worshestire sauce overwhelmed it very much, so i started over and put only 2 tbs of Worshteshire and 1/4 of water, with 2 tbs of brown sugar, ketchup and soy sauce as called for, since the tonkatsu sauces Ive had before were more sweet.
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
Don't need copious amounts of sauce.
Excellent entree. My pickiest teen had seconds and approved chicken katsu for future meals. Very crunchy and pleasant texture. If you like fried chicken, this one is for you. The sauce was not to my liking at first taste so, I added a tablespoon of brown sugar, and a couple of dashes of garlic powder. Certainly not enough to dock this fine recipe a star, after all, any good cook adjusts to their taste!
Excellent! I lived in Hawaii from 15 to 22 and used to eat this all the time. This tasted exactly like I remembered.