Katsudon is a fried, panko-breaded chicken cutlet with egg over rice and a favorite of Japanese restaurant-goers. Our Katsudon recipe is easy to make at home!
This recipe contains chicken breasts (boneless skinless), salt, black pepper, flour (all-purpose), eggs, bread crumbs (panko), oil (canola), chicken stock, sugar, soy sauce, mirin, eggs, onions, rice (white), scallions
Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 20 min
- 2 whole boneless chicken breast, pounded down to a cm thick
- 1 tsp. salt, to taste
- 1/8 tsp. pepper, to taste
- 1 tsp. flour, for dusting
- 1 egg
- 1 cup(s) panko
- 1 tsp. oil, for frying
- 1/2 cup(s) chicken stock
- 2 tsp. sugar
- 1 tbsp. soy sauce
- 2 tsp. mirin
- 2 eggs, large
- 1 whole onion, thinly sliced
- 1 cup(s) white rice, steamed
- 1 scallion, chopped
- 1. Season the pounded chicken with salt and pepper, and dust with a light, even coating of flour. In one shallow bowl, beat the egg. Put the panko into another shallow bowl.
- 2. Add thin, even layer of oil to a cast iron pan or skillet over medium heat. The oil is ready when you throw a panko breadcrumb into the oil and it sizzles. Dip the chicken into the egg to coat. Transfer the chicken to the panko and press it evenly into the meat to get a good coating.
- 3. Carefully lay the chicken in the hot oil and cook for 5-6 minutes on one side, until golden brown. Flip and cook the other side for another 5-6 minutes. Drain on a plate lined with a paper towel.
- 4. While the chicken is resting, add the stock, sugar, soy sauce, and Mirin to a small bowl. In another bowl, lightly beat 2 eggs. Add a tablespoon of oil to a pan over medium heat, and add the sliced onion. Fry the onions until they’re translucent and slightly caramelized.
- 5. Pour the stock mixture over the onions. Slice your tonkatsu into pieces and place on top of the onions. Drizzle the egg over everything. Cook over medium low heat until the egg is just set. Serve over bowls of steamed rice, and garnish with scallions.