Easy Chicken Katsu Recipe (Tori Katsu) Coated with Cornflakes

This Chicken Katsu recipe or Tori Katsu is always one of my go-to when I’m in a Japanese restaurant. I like its fried, crispy, a little salty taste, plus, the dip which is usually a teriyaki sauce or something close to that.

Lately, I’ve been craving for it but I lack one ingredient which is bread crumbs. I checked our cupboard and saw my kids’ cornflakes. Perfect! I knew I could work on it. I’ve tried using that before for fried chicken and I knew the moment I saw those kid-friendly breakfast treat that it will all work out just fine.

This is Sushi Yoshi inspired since I recently ate there and the beek teriyaki I ordered is savory that I wanted to make something that I could dip in teriyaki sauce.

Easy Chicken Katsu (Tori Katsu) Recipe

Breast chicken
Salt & pepper
Kikoman sauce

Crushed Cornflakes
Teriyaki sauce
Roasted sesame


1.Season the chicken breasts on both sides with lemon, Kikoman sauce, salt and pepper. You can leave it for an hour if you want. 

2.Place the flour, egg and crushed cornflakes in separate shallow dishes. 

3.Coat the chicken breasts in flour, shaking off any excess. Dip them into the egg, and then press into the crushed cornflakes until well coated on both sides.

How To Make Chicken Katsu

4. Heat 1/4 inch of oil in a pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Place chicken in the hot oil, and cook 3 or 4 minutes per side, or until golden brown.

Here’s my video of How to Cook Chicken Katsu recipe with Cornflakes.

Chicken Katsu with Teriyaki Sauce

How To Make Chicken Katsu I usually use the store-bought teriyaki sauce/dip.

Chicken Katsu with Toasted Sesame Rice

I toast some sesame seeds and add them to my rice. The nutty, toasted aroma makes it more appetizing. Plus, consumption of at least 3 teaspoons of sesame seeds in a day can help in having good digestion.

If I have some sesame seaweeds available, I also add them to make it more like “Japanese” haha but that’s also because I love it.

Anyway, this Chicken Katsu recipe. If you run out of bread crumbs next time, always remember you can get those trusted Cornflakes in the cupboard. 😁

If you are in Jeddah, you can find Korean and Japanese ingredients in Korean & Japanese Supermarket.

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