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Chicken Katsu: All Time Favorite Plate Lunch

Plate Lunches are common in Hawaii. It consist of 2 scoop of white or brown rice and homemade macaroni salad. Here’s one of the all time favorite Chicken Katsu.

What is a Chicken Katsu? It is tender pieces of boneless chicken coated with special seasoning and deep-fried, served with tonkatsu sauce.  It taste so good on any size Mini or Regular and the macaroni salad is out of this world.  Recipe and direction below if you want to try this dish.

  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup Japanese-style bread crumbs (panko flakes)
  • garlic salt
  • oil (for frying)


  • 3 tablespoons applesauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cooking sherry
  • 1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder


  • For the Sauce:.
  • Add sauce ingredients to a bowl one by one, mixing in between.
  • For the Chicken:.
  • Place flour, eggs, and panko in separate bowls.
  • Lightly salt chicken then dip in eggs, then in flour, then in eggs, then in panko.
  • Deep fry or pan fry at medium heat until lightly brown.
  • Serve with sauce and hot rice.
  1. January 28, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    I love me some chicken thighs! One of the tastiest parts of the bird! This looks great!

    • January 28, 2012 at 8:57 pm

      Thanks for checking out my site, appreciate it.

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