Japanese-Inspired Chicken Katsu Curry


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Konnichiwa, food enthusiasts! Experience the exquisite flavors of Japan with this Japanese-Inspired Chicken Katsu Curry. This fusion dish combines crispy breaded chicken cutlets (katsu) with a rich and flavorful curry sauce, served over steamed rice for a hearty and satisfying meal. With its perfect balance of savory, sweet, and aromatic spices, this dish will transport you to the bustling streets of Tokyo. Let's dive in and elevate your dinner table with this delicious fusion creation!

For the Chicken Katsu:
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
For the Curry Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey or sugar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
To Serve:
  • Cooked rice
  • Pickled ginger (optional)
  • Chopped green onions (optional)
  1. Prepare the Chicken Katsu:
    • Place each chicken breast between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound them to an even thickness. Season with salt and pepper.
    • Set up a breading station with three shallow dishes: one with flour, one with beaten eggs, and one with panko breadcrumbs.
    • Dredge each chicken breast in the flour, shaking off any excess. Dip them into the beaten eggs, then coat them with panko breadcrumbs, pressing gently to adhere.
  2. Fry the Chicken:
    • Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the breaded chicken breasts for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and cooked through. Transfer them to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
  3. Prepare the Curry Sauce:
    • In a separate pot or skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium heat. Add finely chopped onion, diced carrots, and diced potatoes. Sauté until the vegetables are softened, about 5-7 minutes.
    • Stir in minced garlic, curry powder, and tomato paste. Cook for another minute until fragrant.
    • Pour chicken or vegetable broth into the pot, stirring to combine. Add soy sauce and honey (or sugar). Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    • Simmer the curry sauce for 15-20 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender and the sauce has thickened slightly.
  4. Serve:
    • Slice the fried chicken katsu into strips. Serve them over cooked rice and ladle the curry sauce over the top.
    • Garnish with pickled ginger and chopped green onions, if desired.
  5. Enjoy:
    • Enjoy the irresistible flavors of this Japanese-inspired Chicken Katsu Curry, a fusion of crispy chicken cutlets with a rich and aromatic curry sauce that will transport you to the vibrant streets of Japan with every bite! ごちそうさまでした! (Gochisōsama deshita! - Thank you for the meal!)
This Chicken Katsu Curry is a delightful dish that's perfect for any occasion. With its crispy chicken, savory curry sauce, and fluffy rice, this fusion creation is sure to become a favorite in your culinary repertoire.
Yum! 🤤 This Chicken Katsu Curry looks amazing! Crispy katsu + rich curry = major win. Tokyo street food at home? Yes please! 🥰
🍛 Konnichiwa, Chicken Katsu Curry! Prepare to be dazzled by this Japanese-inspired culinary masterpiece! 🌟🍗 Immerse yourself in the tantalizing aromas of crispy, golden chicken katsu paired with a velvety, aromatic curry sauce that's bursting with flavor! 🤤🥢
OMG, Japanese-Inspired Chicken Katsu Curry?! That sounds like the ultimate comfort food fusion! 😍 Can't wait to recreate this at home and transport my taste buds to Japan! Thanks a ton for sharing this delicious recipe!
🍛 Just made this Japanese-inspired chicken katsu curry and it's a flavor explosion! Crispy chicken, rich curry sauce - it's like a culinary trip to Japan in every bite! 🇯🇵🍗