30 minutes




30 minutes


2 chicken breasts
1/2 cup flour
2-3 cups panko breadcrumbs
2 eggs
2 cups short/medium grain rice

oil for frying


To serve
Finely sliced cabbage
Grated carrot
Kecap Manis
Yum yum mayonnaise

Chicken Katsu Recipe


Cut the chicken into strips – about 6 per breast.


Put the flour into a plastic bag and season with salt and pepper, add the chicken, shake to coat.


Take two bowls, crack the eggs into one, whisk to combine, place the panko breadcrumbs into the other.


Begin to bread the chicken, shake the excess flour off the chicken, coat in egg then in the breadcrumbs – pushing the breadcrumbs on and slightly flattening the strips while breading.


Place on a plate and then pop into the fridge while preparing the other ingredients.


To cook the rice you can either use this method or if you have a rice cooker, follow the machine instructions.


Place the rice in a sieve and rinse under the cold-water tap to remove the starch.


In a medium pot (that has a tight fitting lid) add the rice and 2 cups of water, turn the heat up high and bring to the boil uncovered. As soon as it boils, reduce the heat to the lowest point and cover the pot with the lid and cook for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let it sit for another 10 minutes.


While the rice is cooking, take a frying pan, add the oil and cook the chicken pieces in batches. Drain on absorbent paper towels and keep warm in the oven set on a low heat.


To serve
Divide the rice across 4 bowls, drizzle the rice with kepcap manis, cut the chicken cutlets into chunks and again divide across the bowls.


Take small bundles of the cabbage and carrot and add to the side of chicken.


Again drizzle kecap manis over the chicken and add a dollop of yumyum mayonnaise on the side.


Sprinkle sesame seeds over the top.