Similar to a schnitzel or cutlet, this easy dish is delicious served either hot or cold in a sandwich. Or you can serve it with steamed rice and a salad for a complete meal. If you can't find mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine), you can substitute 1 tbsp (15 mL) each boiling water and granulated sugar.
- Portion size 4 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: April 2009
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 2 teaspoons sodium-reduced soy sauce
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
- 1 cup vegetable oil add more if needed
- 4 lemon slices
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons sodium-reduced soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons mirin
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons grated gingerroot
- 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
MethodKatsu Sauce: In small saucepan, bring ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, soy sauce, mirin, garlic, ginger and mustard to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until reduced to3/4 cup (175 mL), 10 minutes. Let cool. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 1 week.)
Meanwhile, place chicken between plastic wrap; pound with meat mallet or bottom of heavy saucepan to 1/4-inch (5 mm) thickness.
In bowl, combine soy sauce, garlic and half each of the salt and pepper; add chicken and toss to coat.
In shallow dish, whisk together flour and remaining salt and pepper. In separate shallow dish, whisk eggs with 2 tbsp (25 mL) water. Pour panko crumbs into third shallow dish.
Dip chicken into flour mixture to coat; shake off excess. Dip into egg mixture, letting excess drip off. Dip into panko crumbs, patting to coat evenly.
In deep skillet or shallow Dutch oven, heat 1 inch (2.5 cm) of oil over medium-high heat; cook chicken, in batches, until no longer pink inside, about 6 minutes.
Cut chicken crosswise into 3/4-inch(2 cm) wide strips. Place on platter; drizzle with sauce. Serve with lemon slices.
Nutritional facts Per serving: about
- Sodium 1587 mg
- Protein 43 g
- Calories 634.0
- Total fat 21 g
- Potassium 802 mg
- Cholesterol 170 mg
- Saturated fat 3 g
- Total carbohydrate 67 g
- Iron 36.0
- Folate 48.0
- Calcium 12.0
- Vitamin A 7.0
- Vitamin C 23.0