Chicken Katsu Don

Chicken Katsu Don
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Chicken Katsu Don

Namiko Chen

Chicken Katsu Don

Today’s recipe, Chicken Katsu Don, might "look" time-consuming but it’s actually not. It’s perfect for a busy day. I usually serve this dish with a bowl of miso soup and a small salad. It’s a pretty balanced meal that is quite filling because of donburi (rice bowl) style. If you use chicken breasts instead of chicken tenders, make sure to cut each piece thin so it will cook faster.

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Season the chicken tenders with salt and pepper, to taste, and set out the flour, 1 egg, and panko breadcrumbs in 3 separate small bowls. Heat ½ inch of oil in a frying pan until a frying thermometer reads 350 degrees.

Dredge the chicken in the flour, egg, then panko breadcrumbs, and deep-fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

Make 2/3 cup dashi stock according to package directions. In a frying pan, combine the onion, dashi stock, sake, mirin, soy sauce, and sugar to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and cook the onion until wilted. Add the chicken katsu and increase the heat medium-high. Pour and distribute the remaining egg evenly.

When the eggs are halfway cooked, add the mitsuba and turn off the heat. Serve the rice in a bowl and put the chicken and egg mixture on top. Serve with ichimi togarashi on the side.


Calories per serving:

1,252 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Dairy Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 84g 130%
  • Carbs 85g 28%
  • Saturated 7g 35%
  • Fiber 4g 15%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 13g
  • Monounsaturated 41g
  • Polyunsaturated 18g
  • Protein 33g 65%
  • Cholesterol 320mg 107%
  • Sodium 1,292mg 54%
  • Calcium 150mg 15%
  • Magnesium 63mg 16%
  • Potassium 526mg 15%
  • Iron 5mg 28%
  • Zinc 2mg 17%
  • Phosphorus 453mg 65%
  • Vitamin A 146µg 16%
  • Vitamin C 11mg 19%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 35%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 34%
  • Niacin (B3) 8mg 42%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 16%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 127µg 32%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 13%
  • Vitamin D 62IU 15%
  • Vitamin E 11mg 57%
  • Vitamin K 156µg 195%
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