Get ready for a good one today guys…
Katsu. Chicken. Curry.
Oh my god, honestly, I wasn’t sure this would be as good as the proper recipe but Wagamama really gave us a great recipe to work with during quarantine.
Since yesterday Boris Johnson extended lockdown until at least June or July, I think a great recipe like this should be on all of our bucket lists.
As you may have seen, since the lockdown began many restaurants like Macdonalds, KFC, Greggs and Burger King have been sharing popular recipes we can try at home. But ladies and gentlemen, I’ve found the holy grail.
WagamamaUK shared this on YouTube and it’s honestly so simple and so tasty. So I though I would take one for the team and try it out to see if it was as good as it looked.
If you want to make this recipe either follow the video above or I’ve written the recipe out for you. Enjoy!
For the chicken
2 chicken breasts, butterflied into 2 slithers
100g panko breadcrumbs
150g plain flour
Salt and pepper
Egg, or if you don’t have egg, melted butter
Vegetable oil (enough to fill a few inches in a pan)
For the sauce
1 clove garlic
50g ginger, or thumb sized piece
2 tbsp mild curry powder
1 tsp turmeric
1 tbsp plain flour
300ml chicken or vegetable stock
2 tbsp oil
100ml coconut milk
1 tsp light soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
1. To start off, chop the onion, garlic and ginger and add to a pan with oil. Cook for a few minutes until fragrant and sweating.
2. Add the mild curry powder and turmeric and stir for 1-2 minutes. Add the flour.
3. The ingredients in the pan will now have formed a thick roux, so start to pour the stock into the pan slowly, while stirring, to start creating a thick sauce.
4. Once the stock has been added, you can add coconut milk. 100ml is on the recipe but if you want it more or less spicy you can add less or more of this.
5. Add soy sauce and sugar. Simmer for 5 minutes and taste. Play around and adjust coconut milk, soy sauce and sugar to your liking.
6. Pass the sauce through a sieve into a new pan to create a beautiful silky smooth sauce. This part is for me what makes this curry.
7. Preheat a frying pan with oil for frying. Make sure the oil is super hot before you add the chicken, you can check this by dropping a piece of panko into the pan. If it turns golden brown it’s ready.
8. To pane your chicken, add to seasoned flour and coat, then into egg or melted butter (I had no eggs), and then into the panko. Make sure to press the panko breadcrumbs into the chicken so it’s fully coated.
9. Fry the chicken pieces for 3-4 minutes on each side, you can check if the chicken is cooked by cutting with a knife at the thickest part to see if it is pink or white.
10. Serve with rice, slice the chicken into strips, and pour over your sauce!