Chicken katsu

Chicken katsu

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(58 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 4
Katsu is a Japanese method of breadcrumbing chicken- this version is served with a rich curry sauce

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal319
  • fat5g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs36g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre0g
  • protein34g
  • salt2g
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  • 4 skinless chicken breast
  • 1 large egg, beaten



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 8 tbsp finely crushed cornflakes or panko crumbs
  • 2 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1-2 tbsp Korma paste
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 4 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tbsp honey



    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • 2 tbsp cornflour


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Dip the chicken in the egg, then coat in the cornflakes or crumbs. Space the chicken out on a non-stick baking tray and cook for 15-20 mins or until cooked through.

  2. Put the remaining ingredients in a pan. Pour in 500ml water and heat, stirring, until boiling and thickened. Cover and leave to simmer for 5 mins.

  3. Spoon some sauce onto 4 plates, slice the chicken breasts and place on top. Great served with some rice and soya beans with finely sliced red chilli.

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Comments (47)

mhefferon's picture

I tried this receipe with just normal breadcrumbs and it was nice. The curry sauce was ok for the kids but I will make it a little spicer next time as would have been better with a 'kick' and try the cornflake coating instead.

PaniAnia's picture

My 14 year old son made this for me and my husband for dinner and it was such a success! The sauce was different from a restaurant but in a good way! We didn't use Korma paste but a medium spiced Moglai paste. It was pleasantly spicy and fruity. I will definitely be asking my son to make it again!

whipawaa's picture

Nice easy dinner. Loved the cornflake crumb! I forgot to get eggs and so coated the chicken in a mixture of korma paste and yoghurt which was actually pretty nice! The sauce was a bit sweet and there was so much of it but generally a nice meal!

heaneye's picture

Made this tonight, kids loved the crispy chicken. 3yo refused to try the sauce (which was WAY thicker than in the photo even after I slackened it off a little), 5yo was told it was Japanese ketchup and ate it. According to the adult who ate it there was too much korma paste and honey for his taste. Will certainly make the chicken like this again but might skip the sauce.

kirconnel's picture

Absolutely fantastic. Used rice flakes to make it more authentic,
and made the sauce for four although we were only two. My wife says she wants me to make it at least once a week.
Thanks for the receipe.

kirconnel's picture

Absolutely fantastic. Used Rice flakes to make it more authentic. Served with Coconut rice and peas. Used the amounts to make the sauce for 4 although it was only for 2.
My wife wants it once a week. (this dish I mean) Many thanks for the receipe

swarly's picture

The sauce was absolutely terrible!
The chicken was nice enough, but the sauce completely ruined it. Big fan of chicken katsu & this tasted nothing like it, ended up throwing it away.

nebbsie's picture

Not Katsu! For starters real Katsu is based on garam masala powder. I have been to Japan this year and this tastes nothing like it. Also in the picture it's too runny to be Katsu. If you want good Katsu it's best to go somewhere and have it preferably a Japanese restaurant as its one of those hard to get exact sauces.

robinet's picture

Lovely recipe for katsu - I live in rural France and Wagamama's doesn't exist here...nor do panko breadcrumbs! I had a yearning for this dish but used Special K cereal instead of cornflakes as its all I had and to be honest I don't think I'd try it with cornflakes now as it was so good using the Special K! I also found it tastier and a better texture when I tried it with turkey fillets instead.

However I'm not convinced by the ingredients for the sauce, so I always make the sauce in the other chicken katsu recipe on this website. Hence the 3 stars - I would give the recipe for the meat part 5 stars.

icookedit's picture

Hey there,
I tried this dish quite a few times but didn't came out as good as in restaurants. I cannot wait to try this recipe! Once I'll made it, I will make a post on my blog (
Thank you for the recipe.

specialk85's picture

I made this last night and I used potato instead of rice as my partner doesn't like rice and it was LOVELY! WOW! thank you so much for such an easy to make dish that tastes great!

macskitchen's picture

Everyone really enjoyed this, even me, my own worst critic!
I have to admit though, that it definitely wasn't authentic Japanese as I used a Madras paste for extra bite! Geography eh?!

sjwilliams999's picture

We have had this a couple of times now. Both of us like it and it is very easy to make so great for mid week.
I also added extra cornflakes and, on the second making, a hotter curry paste.

icclebabes's picture

Miso paste also works well instead of the Korma paste

dbinqs's picture

Herons sell a curry powder £1.10 that is very simular to Japanese curry and is tasty as or if you go to a Chinese/Asain supermarket you can get Japanese curry cubes for about £2.50 ish and you can get Asian breadcrumbs from there as well.

thecherub's picture

This was good and quite simple. The sauce was a bit too watery though and needs some thickening. I also used whatever curry paste I had (I think any paste would work) Wasnt amazing but was tasty and probably will do again.

chlorine101's picture

This is NOT Katsu curry. Japanese curry is nothing like korma paste. If you want to make Chicken Katsu curry you need to buy Japanese curry cubes and use panko breadcrumbs not cornflakes.

bethocallaghan's picture

didn't think the sauce was amazingly interesting.

katcurnock's picture

I cooked this and it was amazing, though I did add a little more spice. However the nutritional values are wrong, curry paste is high in fat and when i worked out the values of mine the meal contained 10g of fat.

libby0's picture

strange pleasant taste...


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