Chicken katsu curry

    45 min

    This is my version of the delicious Japanese katsu curry that they serve at Wagamama. So good! Serve with white rice.

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    Serves: 4 

    • For the curry sauce
    • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
    • 2 onions, sliced
    • 5 garlic cloves, chopped
    • 2 medium carrots, sliced
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour
    • 4 teaspoons curry powder
    • 600ml chicken stock
    • 2 teaspoons honey
    • 4 teaspoons soy sauce
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1 teaspoon garam masala
    • For the breaded chicken
    • 4 chicken breast fillets, pounded to 1cm thickness
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 100g fine breadcrumbs or panko breadcrumbs
    • 230ml vegetable oil for frying

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. For the curry sauce: Heat oil in medium non-stick saucepan, add onion and garlic and cook until softened. Stir in carrots and cook over low heat for 10 to 12 minutes.
    2. Add flour and curry powder; cook for 1 minute. Gradually stir in stock until combined; add honey, soy sauce and bay leaf. Slowly bring to the boil.
    3. Turn down heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until sauce thickens but is still of pouring consistency. Stir in garam masala. Pour the curry sauce through a sieve; return to saucepan and keep on low heat until ready to serve.
    4. For the chicken: Season both sides of chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Place flour, egg and breadcrumbs in separate bowls and arrange in a row. Coat the chicken breasts in flour, then dip them into the egg, then coat in breadcrumbs, making sure you cover both sides.
    5. Heat oil in large frying pan over medium-high heat. Place chicken into hot oil and cook until golden brown, about 3 or 4 minutes each side. Once cooked, place on kitchen paper to absorb excess oil.
    6. Pour curry sauce over chicken, serve with white rice and enjoy!

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    This is delicious! I didn't even bother to remove the onions and carrots, they were good in it too. Next time I make it I think I'm going to blitz them up into the sauce! Subbed with vegetable stock and tofu instead!  -  05 Dec 2013


    Very nice dish. Made it for 3 friends. Only things I would say is that I would make double the amount of sauce as it was a little dry so my friends used ketchup which was a shame. But overall, very good!  -  15 Oct 2013


    Great recipe, made it for the parents as a christmas dish! I've never served anyone a meal and everyone was delighted! Thank you very much!  -  19 Dec 2012