|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 18g||23%|
|Saturated Fat 6g||29%|
|Total Carbohydrate 69g||25%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||16%|
|Total Sugars 4g|
|Vitamin C 3mg||16%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
With a kick from sambal, a spicy Asian vinegary hot sauce paste, a hint of tartness from quick pickled cucumbers, and a pop of herbal freshness from cilantro, this chicken katsu steamed bun recipe results in one heck of a spicy chicken sandwich.
Oh, and FYI, we've written this recipe as if you've got frozen steamed buns on hand. However, if you'd like to dare to make them yourself, we recommend following this recipe from Epicurious.
3 frozen steamed buns
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
1 tablespoon sambal
6 quick pickles
2 to 3 sprigs cilantro
1 breast chicken katsu
For the Chicken Katsu (Fried Chicken)
1 chicken breast
2 tablespoons cornstarch
Salt, to taste
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup seasoned panko breadcrumbs
1 large egg, whisked
Steps to Make It
Prepare chicken katsu. Cut chicken breast into 3 pieces. Toss each piece with cornstarch, salt, and pepper.
Heat oil to 370 F in a small frying pan.
Douse the chicken nuggets in flour, then the egg wash, then the panko, and lastly into the fryer for a few minutes until chicken is cooked through and crispy. Set aside.
Steam the frozen buns until ready while melting butter in a small shallow skillet.
Once the butter has melted, and add steamed buns and allow them to brown for a little under a minute, and remove from heat. As they're still wet looking from the butter, pat on the sesame seeds and set aside.
Assemble the sandwiches by evenly distributing the sambal, the fried chicken, the cilantro and the cucumbers onto the 3 sesame steamed buns. Serve immediately.