Japanese Chicken Katsu Curry
There's really nothing like a deep-fried chicken curry. Crispy breaded meat coated in curry sauce is a heavenly combination. This Japanese katsu curry recipe makes deep frying chicken at home really easy and delicious, and it's the best katsu curry recipe for creating a homemade takeaway.
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Prep time: 30 minutes
Cooking temperatures: 180 °C for the oil, 74 °C for the chicken
What is chicken katsu curry?
Katsu curry is a Japanese dish. It consists of chicken or pork fried in panko breadcrumbs, topped with a katsu curry sauce. The sauce is creamy, rich in flavour and mildly spicy. The meat has a lovely crunchy crust and juicy centre.
What to serve with katsu curry?
Katsu curry is usually served with a big pile of sticky Japanese steamed rice. It also goes nicely with some fresh salad like ribboned cucumbers, carrots and lime wedges. In this Japanese katsucurry recipe, we added sugar snap peas and chopped fresh red chilli too.
How to deep fry chicken at home?
Creating delicious, crunchy fried chicken at home is easy. You don't need a deep fryer; just a large pan will do. Simply fill the pan up with enough cooking oil to fry your chicken and heat it to 180 °C.
Keep an eye on the temperature with a cooking thermometer like our Thermapen ONE, ensuring it doesn't drop below 180 °C as your chicken cooks.
The oil temperature is key to getting that crispy crust. And with your instant-read thermometer on hand, you'll be able to check your chicken as well. As soon as it hits 74 °C it will be safe to eat and nice and juicy too.