Chicken Katsu Curry
Preparation time 15 minutes
Cooking time 30 minutes
Chicken Katsu with Rice - 581kcal and 9.7g fat per serving
GIZZI “Coating in cornflake may sound bonkers but they will add tons of crunch with the ability to be able bake the dish – fantastic for allergy sufferers too”
- 1 tablespoon groundnut or vegetable oil
- 1 onion, peeled and chopped
- 5 whole garlic cloves, peeled
- 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 2 tablespoons plain flour
- 1 tablespoon medium curry powder
- 600ml chicken stock
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 bay leaf
- ½ teaspoon garam masala
- 4 x 100g chicken breasts
- 100g flour, seasoned with lots of salt and pepper
- 1 free-range egg, beaten lightly
- 120g cornflakes, bashed in a pestle and mortar
- 5 spritz’s of olive oil
Serve with Japanese steamed rice and salad.
Heat the oven to 200C. To make the sauce, heat the oil in a small pan. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for 2 minutes, then throw in the carrot pieces and cook slowly for 10 minutes, with the lid on giving the odd stir occasionally. You want to sweat the vegetables until softened and starting to caramelise.
Stir in the flour and curry powder and cook them for a minute. Slowly pour in the chicken stock bit by bit until combined (do it slowly to avoid getting lumps). Add the honey, soy and bay leaf then bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to a slow simmer and cook for 20 minutes. The sauce will have thickened and taken on all of the flavours, although you still need it to have a pouring consistency. Add the garam masala, salt and pepper, then pass the sauce through a sieve. (Some people might like a chunky sauce so feel free not to strain it but I like it nice and smooth.)
Meanwhile, get on with the chicken. Lay the seasoned flour, egg and cornflakes on to separate plates. Coat the chicken breasts into the flour, then the egg and finally cover with the cornflakes.
Spritz with oil then put in the hot oven for 12-15 minutes. Slice the chicken diagonally then serve with Japanese steamed rice and salad.
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