Chicken katsu curry

This chicken katsu curry recipe is a Japanese classic, comprised of perfectly crisp breaded chicken breasts accompanied by a warming curry sauce. Surprisingly simple to make, this comforting dish can be whipped up in just 1 hour.

First published in 2016

Ingredients

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Curry sauce

Chicken

Method

1
Begin by making the curry sauce. Sweat the onion down in a small pan with a little oil, season, then add the garlic and cook until softened but not coloured
2
Add the curry powder, flour and turmeric and stir to coat the onions. Cook out for a couple of minutes then add the chicken stock a little at a time to stop lumps forming
3
Add the sugar and continue to cook until you can no longer taste the flour and the curry is a thick sauce consistency
4
If you have 2 large chicken breasts, cut them in half to make 4 portions. If you have small chicken breasts, place each between 2 sheets of cling film and use a rolling pin to bash them out to an even thickness
5
Dredge the chicken breasts first through seasoned flour, then egg wash and finally the Panko breadcrumbs
6
Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a non stick frying pan and fry the chicken breasts for 5–6 minutes on both sides until golden brown, crispy and cooked through
7
Leave to rest for a few minutes before carving into slices and serving with the sauce on a bed of fluffy white rice, and some Japanese pickles if you like
First published in 2016

After a five-year stint in the kitchen at two Michelin-starred restaurant The Ledbury, Sally is now head chef at The Harwood Arms in London.

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