Monday, September 12, 2016

Recipe: Chicken Katsu Curry

We enjoy Japanese Curry because it is seriously tasty and the aroma wafting through the home will send everyone to the kitchen. Oh and the best part is that it is sooooo easy to make!

In my opinion, there are two ways you can serve up Japanese Curry. Like a casserole (if you are time poor) which is still very delicious OR you can make it a little special which is what I am sharing here. 

Chicken Katsu is literally chicken schnitzel made with panko crumbs. If you have never used panko crumbs, please do because you will never go  back to using breadcrumbs, ever again. Seriously.

My favourite Japanese curry brand is this (not spicy at all):



Now, let's get cooking.

Chicken Katsu with Japanese Curry
Serves 2 adults and 2 children

INGREDIENTS
Chicken
500g chicken breast, sliced thinly across the entire meat so it resembles schnitzel
2 cups of plain flour with 4 tbsps garlic salt
2  eggs, whisked
2 cups of panko
Extra Virgin Olive oil

Sauce
1 packet of Japanese Curry
1 large carrot, diced
1 large potato, diced
1 large Fuji apple, diced
2 cups of water
Extra virgin olive oil
Broccoli / beans, blanched (optional)


INSTRUCTIONS
Sauce (make this first)

  1. In a sauce pan, add oil and brown vegetables except for apple. Cook for 5 minutes. Add water. Boil for 5 minutes or until the vegetables are al dente. Turn off the heat completely and add curry cubes, placed the lid over the pan and leave it while you do the next step.



Chicken

  1. In a medium sized zip lock bag, add plain flour with garlic salt. Zip the bag and toss well. Add the sliced chicken breast slices and shake away until well coated.
  2. One plate with sides - add whisked eggs. Another plate with sides - add panko. In a fry pan with sides, add olive oil over medium heat.
  3. Using one hand, shake excess flour off chicken pieces, dip in egg - shake, coat in panko crumbs and shallow dry each side for 5 minutes (or until well-cooked).
  4. Placed chicken katsu on paper towels to cool.


Bring it all together

  1. Stir the pot of curry, add the apples. The curry cubes would have literally melted into a glorious sauce.
  2. To serve - add rice, chicken katsu, curry sauce and vegetables.


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