Makes 4 servings
For the longest time torikatsu chicken was one of my favorite Japanese takeout items. In fact, I loved this dish so much that I pretended it wasn’t fried. Alas, one day I confirmed the awful truth. Heartbroken, I decided to invent a non-fried version and add lemon to it. Here it is. The chicken comes out very moist from the marinade and crunchy from the coating.
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (2 to 3 lemons)
Combine the lemon juice and soy sauce in a large zippered plastic bag. Add the chicken and let marinate for 15 minutes at room temperature, turning occasionally.
Set up 3 bowls, one filled with the flour seasoned with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper to taste, a second with the beaten eggs, and a third with the panko bread crumbs mixed with the sesame seeds. Remove the chicken from the marinade, letting all the liquid drip off; discard the marinade. Coat the chicken lightly with the flour, then dip it in the egg, letting the excess drip off. Coat it well with the panko mixture.
Heat half the oil in a large skillet over high heat until hot; reduce the heat to medium-low and add the chicken. Saute for 6 minutes and add the remaining oil. Turn the chicken and saute for 6 minutes more or until browned on the second side and just cooked through.
Panko Bread Crumbs: Place 4 slices (about 4 ounces) homemade-style white toasting bread on a wire rack and set aside, uncovered, 1 hour, turning once.
Kathy Moore Says:
December 23rd, 2010 at 1:30 pm
Thank you for making cooking so easy. I am not a cook and my husband has done the cooking for 35 years. Since I retired, I exercise in the morning and watch your show while on the stationary bike. I take notes of little things you say, like red for raw meat and green (go) for cooked meat with the tongs. Then I go to computer and print out one receipe you made, get my supplies and make a dish. I try to make at least 2 a week and my husband is really liking the receipes. Unfortunately when he cooks, I clean up but when I cook I also clean up.. Oh well, being retired I have time to do that. I’m glad I found your show and also have your cookbooks. thanks
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