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Chicken katsu
Chicken katsu

Chicken katsu (chicken cutlet (Japanese: チキンカツ, Hepburn: chikinkatsu)), also known as panko chicken, or tori katsu (torikatsu (鶏カツ)) is a Japanese dish of fried chicken made with panko bread crumbs which is also popular in Australia, Hawaii, London, California, and other areas of the world.[1][2]

Chicken katsu is generally served with tonkatsu sauce (とんかつソース), a thick Japanese vegetarian pureed fruit-based brown sauce, or a well-seasoned ketchup, as a Hawaiian mixed plate lunch meal. It is generally served with shredded cabbage, rice or miso soup as part of a two or three item combo, or as a dinner with rice and vegetables.

In Hawaii, chicken katsu is as common as tonkatsu (pork cutlets). It is also served in place of tonkatsu in katsu curry and katsudon in local plate-lunch restaurants and in fine-dining Japanese establishments alike. It is often served in the form of a sandwich with "tonkatsu sauce".

Etymology

The name chicken katsu includes Japanese katsu (カツ), which is a shortened form of katsuretsu (カツレツ), meaning "cutlet".

Variations

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In the US, there are generally three different variations of katsu chicken:

In the United Kingdom, the word "katsu" has become synonymous with Japanese curry sauce rather than breaded meat cutlets.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ Residential Services Division, Hawaiian Electric Company. "TORIKATSU (Chicken cutlets with Hot Sauce)". University of Hawaiʻi. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Chicken katsu curry". The Independent. Retrieved 2018-10-28.
  3. ^ "The U.K. thinks Japanese curry is katsu curry, and people aren't happy about it". Feb 12, 2020. Archived from the original on 2020-02-23.