Crisp Panko Chicken Cutlets w/Tonkatsu Sauce

READY IN: 37mins
Recipe by Ridgely

We just tried this recipe last week from Fine Cooking Magazine. I love the crispness the panko bread crumbs give the chicken and the tonkatsu sauce is a nice tangy sauce that goes great with the chicken.

Top Review by Jangomango

Simple, easy, delicious. I just love cooking with Panko, and you are right about the tanginess of the sauce. The chicken breasts didn't take very long to cook - more like 3 minutes a side, but then they may have been smaller than you used. Thanks for posting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. With a sharp knife, lightly score both sides of the chicken breasts in a checkerboard pattern.
  2. Lay a sheet of plastic wrap over the breasts and pound until they are about ½ inch thick.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Dredge the chicken in the flour and then dip it in the beaten eggs, shaking to remove excess.
  5. Dip each piece in the flour and egg again an then coat the chicken in the panko.
  6. In a deep, straight sided sauté pan, heat about ¼ inch vegetable oil over medium high heat until the oil ripples and simmers in the pan and instantly erupts into lots of bubbles when you dip a corner of the chicken breast into it.
  7. Immediately reduce the heat to medium low and fry the chicken in batches until cooked through and golden on both sides, 4 to 6 minutes per side.
  8. If the oil seems to cool down to much during frying, increase the heat a little to maintain a steady bubbling action.
  9. Drain the chicken on paper towels and serve it with abundant shredded cabbage and tonkatsu sauce.
  10. tonkatsu sauce: In a small saucepan, whisk together the Worcestershire, sugar, soy sauce and ketchup.
  11. Bring to a simmer over medium low heat.
  12. Reduce the heat to gentle simmer and whisk often until reduced to 1 cup, about 10 minutes.
  13. Whisk in mustard and allspice.
  14. Cool to room temperature.
  15. The sauce will keep for 1 week in the refrigerator.

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