Crispy Chicken Tenders with Tonkatsu Sauce
Prep time 20mins
Cook time 10mins
Serves or Makes: 6

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For the chicken


  • 3 chicken breasts, cut into 1" strips
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

For the batter


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 large egg
  • garlic powder, optional
  • 2 cups oil

For the tonkatsu sauce


  • 3 tablespoons Red Gold® Ketchup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon mirin


  • Step 1

    Season chicken well with salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika. Marinate for 30 minutes.

  • Step 2

    In a bowl, add flour, cornstarch and salt. Mix well then transfer 1/2 to a separate bowl.

  • Step 3

    Add water and egg then mix. Coat the chicken with the wet batter then flour mixture.

  • Step 4

    Heat oil until hot then fry for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown and transfer to a cooling rack. For extra crispy chicken, double fry by cooking the chicken in oil for another minute on each side.

  • Step 5

    To make the sauce, add Red Gold Ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar and mirin to a bowl and mix. Adjust to your liking.