Katsu Bites with Chipotle-Gochujang Sauce
Katsu Bites with Chipotle-Gochujang Sauce
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Katsu (a.k.a Japanese panko chicken cutlets) is trending. Here, katsu bites with chipotle-gochujang sauce: an appetizer-size version that’s easy to whip up and will be devoured in minutes.

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8 servings


¾ cup mayonnaise

1 chipotle chile canned with adobo sauce, minced

1 tablespoon gochujang

½ teaspoon garlic powder

Freshly ground black pepper

Katsu Bites

4 thin-cut chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 large eggs, whisked well

2½ cups panko breadcrumbs

Vegetable oil, as needed for frying (or other neutral oil)

1. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, chile, gochujang, garlic powder and black pepper. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

2. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Working in batches, toss the chicken in flour, then dip in egg, then toss in panko to coat. Repeat until all the chicken is breaded.

3. In a large skillet, heat ½ inch of oil over medium heat. Working in batches, add the chicken in an even layer. Pan fry the katsu bites until the breading is golden brown on both sides, about 4 minutes.

4. Drain the chicken onto a baking sheet lined with several layers of absorbent paper towels.

5. Serve the chicken immediately with the dipping sauce.


157 calories

17g fat

1g carbs

0g sugars

0g protein

Katsu Bites

469 calories

30g fat

25g carbs

1g sugars

23g protein

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