Wood Fired Chicken Katsu Curry

Wood Fired Chicken Katsu Curry

Indulge in the irresistible fusion of flavours with Wood-Fired Chicken Katsu Curry. This delectable dish features crispy chicken katsu served atop a bed of fluffy rice, smothered in a fragrant and savoury curry sauce. Perfectly cooked in a wood-fired oven, it's a culinary masterpiece that will delight your taste buds.


For the Chicken Katsu

- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 2 cups panko breadcrumbs
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Vegetable oil for frying

For the Curry Sauce

- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- 1 tablespoon garam masala
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce (gluten-free if needed)
- 1 tablespoon honey or brown sugar
- Salt and pepper to taste

For Serving

- Cooked rice
- Sliced green onions for garnish
- Pickled ginger (optional)


1. Preheat your wood-fired oven to around 400°F (200°C).
2. Prepare the chicken breasts by pounding them to an even thickness, about ½ inch thick. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Set up a breading station with three shallow bowls: one with flour, one with beaten eggs, and one with panko breadcrumbs.
4. Dredge each chicken breast in the flour, shaking off any excess. Dip into the beaten eggs, then coat with panko breadcrumbs, pressing gently to adhere.
5. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the breaded chicken breasts and cook until golden brown and cooked through, about 4-5 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
6. In a separate skillet or saucepan, heat vegetable oil over medium heat. Add chopped onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add minced garlic, curry powder, garam masala, and tomato paste, and cook for another 2 minutes until fragrant.
7. Pour in the vegetable or chicken broth, soy sauce, and honey or brown sugar. Bring the mixture to a simmer and let it cook for about 10-15 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
8. Serve the crispy chicken katsu over cooked rice, generously drizzled with the curry sauce. Garnish with sliced green onions and serve with pickled ginger on the side if desired.

Duration to Cook - Approximately 30-40 minutes.
Chef Skill Level - Intermediate
Vegan - No
Vegetarian - No (Contains chicken)
Gluten-Free - No (Contains flour and soy sauce)

Serving Suggestion

Serve the Wood Fired Chicken Katsu Curry hot, with fluffy rice to soak up the flavourful curry sauce. Add a refreshing side salad or steamed vegetables for a well-rounded meal. Enjoy the crispy chicken katsu and aromatic curry sauce for a satisfying and delicious dining experience.

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