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Chicken Katsu Curry

Chicken Katsu Curry

Both my kids love Wagamama, for a multi-site restaurant group, they do a really great job. Chicken Katsu is an absolute favourite on their menu, it's pure comfort food. Crispy breaded chicken breast slathered in a luscious, silky curry sauce served with rice and salad, yes please.

This recipe is really simple to make and is a total joy to eat, our Katsu Curry paste does all the hard work for you. Panko breadcrumbs are used extensively in restaurants but often over looked in the home.  The way they're made gives you a much lighter, crisper crumb than just blitzing up fresh bread - try it and you'll never go back.

The video below was original made using a different katsu curry paste which needed coconut and stock, however the Fused Katsu Curry Paste only requires coconut milk.

Ingredients for 4 portions
100g Fused Katsu Curry Paste
2tbsps Fussels Rapeseed Oil
1 x White Onion, finely diced
1 x 400ml Can Coconut Milk
1tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
4 Medium Chicken Breasts, sliced horizontally to make 8 thinner breasts
Sea Salt & Pepper
150g Panko Breadcrumbs
2 Eggs, beaten
100g Plain Flour
150ml Fussels Rapeseed Oil
A 'builders' cup of Basmati Rice (about 200g), washed and soaked in cold water for 20 minutes.
2 x Spring Onions, finely sliced
Mixed Salad Leaves to garnish

This is a fairly quick recipe to make, so start by washing your rice under plenty of running water then leave to soak in cold water for about 20 minutes. Pre-heat the oven to 180 C.

Heat up the oil in a saucepan or deep frying pan and gently fry the onions for 2 or 3 minutes. Add in the Katsu Curry Paste, stir through and continue cooking for 3 or 4 minutes.

Whilst the onions are cooking, horizontally slice your chicken breasts through to make thinner breasts and season them well with salt and pepper. Let them sit for a few minutes to absorb the salt and pepper.

Now add in the can of coconut milk to the onion and katsu paste. You can now leave that to gently simmer for 15-20 minutes so that the liquid reduces and the sauce thickens up.

Time to get the rice on, bring two cups of water to the boil (twice the volume of rice), add a couple of pinches of salt and cook, with the lid on, for 10 minutes. 

To breadcrumb the chicken, dust each breast in flour, drench in the beaten egg and finally roll in the panko breadcrumbs. Heat the rapeseed oil in a frying pan and fry the chicken for about a minute on each side, until the breadcrumbs are nice and golden. You can cook them in batches, removing them to a tray to finish for 5 minutes in the oven. Once cooked through, leave them to rest for a few minutes on the side.

Check on the rice, it should have absorbed all the water, be nice and tender and fluffy. Turn the heat off and you can leave in the pan for a few minutes whilst you finish the last few bits.

The sauce should have thickened up now and reduced down. Pour it through a sieve to remove the onion pieces. Add the soy sauce at this point, and you'll have a beautifully silky smooth curry sauce. Ready to plate up.

Carve the chicken breasts into 3 or 4 pieces. In the centre of each plate, pile on a generous spoonful of rice and top with the breaded chicken. Garnish with the salad leaves and pour over the sauce. Finally top with a few spring onions. Tuck in, this is heavenly food. 

Foodie, don't forget to tag Somerset.Foodie on Instagram or Facebook if you make this at home. 

5 Responses

Alex MacNeil
Alex MacNeil

August 07, 2021

We love this. Tonight we swapped out chicken for salmon and added desiccated coconut to the panko…..oh yes!


April 20, 2021

Massive hit with the whole fam SO TASTY!!! Cant wait to try more recipes 😋

Britt Haggerty
Britt Haggerty

March 29, 2021

This was absolutely awesome! Definitely making this again (and again).


February 25, 2021

Wow what can I say?! We tried the Katsu curry kit this evening and it was delicious! It was really quick and easy to make and the recipe card was easy to follow. Our fussy teenage son cleared his plate!! We will definitely be making this a regular meal in our house. Try it, you will not be disappointed!

Helen Diggle
Helen Diggle

February 18, 2021

Absolutely delicious! Tried this for today and it was a complete hit.

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