Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

I found this recipe on the net courtesy of L&L Hawaiian Barbecue restaurant. For those of you who eat at this restaurant, you know how good their food is! Serve this with a scoop of macaroni salad and a scoop of rice to give it that island flair!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Open the chicken thighs and flatten with a rolling pin.
  2. Combine eggs, cornstarch, salt, white pepper, garlic powder, and water to make a batter.
  3. Coat chicken in the egg batter, then the roll in panko crumbs.
  4. Fry in oil (maximum 325 degrees) until brown and crispy.
  5. To make sauce:
  6. Combine all ingredients and bring to a boil.
  7. Add cornstarch dissolved in water to thicken. Chill and serve.
  8. Cut chicken into strips and serve with sauce.
Most Helpful

I made this recipe in Wisconsin on a day that the temperature outside was in the single digits, and it brought back memories of eating 'plate lunch' on Oahu when I was in the Navy. I loved this recipe, and it tasted just like I remember. I didn't have any chicken breasts, but I used pork instead, and it was delicious.

Mark Carlson January 24, 2011

Very, very good! Saved us a bit of money, too, as my son is quite fond of L&L's chicken katsu. I made it exactly as described and put it in a styrofoam takeout box before nonchalantly tossing it on the table. He was definitely fooled and only looked suspicious when he realized I hadn't left the house! Thank you for this wonderful recipe! It is definitely staying in my permanent file.

Morgorond June 28, 2007

Tasted great and was super easy to make. Thanks for the recipe!

Chef KristyBucket October 03, 2014