What you'll need

  • Chicken breast or chicken fillet - not too thick!
  • Panko (or just grated bread)
  • Buns (or ciabatta!)
  • Oil, Salt, Pepper
  • Tomato
  • Hot Sauce
  • Mayonnaise
  • Flour

What you'll do

Pat dry, tenderize, and season the chicken. In a skillet add in about half a centimeter of oil (more if your chicken is thicker) and simmer it on high heat.

In the meantime, mix 1 cup of flour with 1 tablespoon of salt and 3 tablespoons of cayenne pepper - this is your first station.

Second station: 2 eggs and 2 to 4 tablespoons (depending on your taste) of hot sauce

Third station: the panko.

You can now dip the chicken into the flour, shake off any excess, dunk it into the egg (second station), shake off, and finally cover it with panko (third station); then drop it in the oil (careful for splatters!) and fry it, 3 minutes per side.

In the meantime, you can toast the hamburger buns with some butter and mix Mayonnaise and Hot Sauce (I suggest a 3 to 1 rate) for a delicious sauce. You can also, if you want, char some cherry tomatoes in the same pan.

Once the chicken is golden brown, place it on a rack for 5 minutes to cool off and lose some oil. Once you're ready, assemble the buns, the katsu, and any burger fillings such as the roasted tomatoes, iceberg lettuce, pickles, etc. to taste. Add in a generous amount of the mayo mix you made earlier, and serve!

What you'll get