Panko Breaded Chicken Katsu

panko breaded chicken Katsu Japanese recipes

Panko breaded chicken (Japanese Katsu). This consists of crispy pan fried chicken lightly breaded in panko crumbs. The meat is so tender and moist with simple seasoning, salt, pepper, and a sprinkle of garlic salt on the breadcrumbs. This easy panko breaded chicken is inspired by Japanese Katsu Chicken. I served this crispy breaded chicken with homemade TonKatsu sauce, though kids may prefer a barbeque or ketchup style sauce with it.

panko breaded chicken Katsu Japanese recipes

Panko Breaded Chicken Katsu
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Asian
  • 2 Chicken Breasts (Medium-Large Size) , halves
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • 2/3 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/3 cups Panko bread crumbs (unsalted)
  • 1 Egg (beaten)
  • Garlic salt
  • 2 cups Vegetable oil
  1. Cut the chicken breasts in half and season chicken with salt and pepper.
  2. Put the flour, egg, and panko crumbs on 3 separate plates.
  3. Dredge one piece of chicken in the flour, tapping off any extra.
  4. Dip the chicken in the egg, let the excess to drip off.
  5. Coat the chicken with the panko crumbs.  

  6. Repeat this step for all pieces of chicken. Season each chicken lightly with garlic salt.

  7. Heat one cup of vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat, then add 2 pieces of chicken and cook until golden and crispy (for about 3-4 minutes per side). Remove chicken from the pan and drain on paper towels to remove excess oil.

  8. Remove used oil from the pan and clean well. 

  9. Heat one cup of vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat then add remaining chicken (2 pieces) and cook until golden and crispy (for about 3-4 minutes per side).

  10. Serve the chicken with rice and TonKatsu sauce, barbecue sauce, ketchup or other sauce.


TonKatsu sauce
  • 3 tablespoons Ketchup
  • 1/2 tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon Mirin
  • 1/2 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  1. In a mixing bowl, stir all the ingredients until well blended. 

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  • Reply
    Pretty Patel
    May 15, 2017 at 12:10 am

    Love the sound of the TonKatsu sauce, I need to try making this! Thanks for the recipe.

  • Reply
    May 15, 2017 at 12:22 am

    I’ve never actually cooked with panko before but it’s clearly something I’ve been missing out on. That crumb looks amazing!!

  • Reply
    May 15, 2017 at 1:58 am

    Love panko breaded anything. I really like the sound of that sauce. Lovely clicks, too!

  • Reply
    shashi at savory spin
    May 15, 2017 at 3:43 am

    It’s been a while since I made anything with panka – and your Panko breaded chicken (Japanese Katsu) looks scrumptious! That homemade TonKatsu sauce is pretty spectacular too.

  • Reply
    Brandi Crawford
    May 15, 2017 at 5:23 am

    I love panko bread crumbs. This looks delicious! And only 15 minutes? That’s my kind of recipe.

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