Hope's StoryI used to go to L&L Hawaiian Barbecue all the time when I lived in Las Vegas, but since I have moved out of state to a small town there isn't any L&L's here. There is not much of anything to be honest. so I was craving Chicken Katsu and wanted to try and make it here at home to best match the chicken katsu from L&L that my husband and I love. I found this hidden recipe online (was not easy to find) and is now one of my favorites to make here at home! I can easily make this here at home and don't have to drive 150 some miles south just to have some delicious chicken katsu!
***The sauce is so delicious, you just HAVE to serve it with the chicken!***
15 - 20, 4 lb
chicken thighs, boneless & skinless
panko bread crumbs
2 1/2 c
1To make sauce: Combine all ingredients and bring to a boil. Add cornstarch dissolved in water to thicken. Chill and serve. **I would always make the sauce first to chill for a few hours before the chicken was ready (the sauce thickens in the refrigerator)***
2Open the chicken thighs and flatten. In a bowl, combine eggs, cornstarch, pepper, garlic powder, and water. In a separate bowl pour in your panko bread crumbs. First dip the chicken in the egg batter to coat, then dip chicken in the panko bread crumbs. Fry in oil (maximum 325 degrees) until brown and crispy.
3Cut chicken into strips and serve with sauce. Serve with a few scoops of hot, sticky, white rice and a scoop of macaroni salad for a true plate lunch special like L&L Hawaiian Barbecue! Serves 7-10.
About this Recipe
Shirley Makekau tutuwoman - Nov 10, 2011
Hope, that is winner recipe! I make this dish for hubby all the time as he is Maui born and raised native Hawaiian guy! We went to L and L quite often. there is no L & L restaurant here in Vancouver,WA area that I know of.. could be wrong but I haven't seen any. And that picture is a true "bento plate" serving the chicken katsu with the scoops of rice and mac salad!!
Hope Vaillancourt MissHopie87 - Nov 10, 2011
thank you Shirley! This is the absolute best recipe I have found that best matches L&L's Chicken Katsu! The sauce is so addicting so make sure you aren't catching yourself dipping your fingers in the sauce to lick it off like I did a few times hahaha! Glad I could help! Let me know if you try & make this and if you like it! Godbless!
Abby Cooper abbycooper69 - Jun 26, 2012
Saved- my hubby loves this! One of the few" local" foods he will eat! Lol
Berny Luning kalanigirl - Dec 31, 2013
my son moved from Hawai'i to Oklahoma & he loves Chicken Katsu. The last time he was home was in 2008 & the 1st restaurant he would visit is L&L drive inn to eat chicken Katsu, they don't have L&L in Enid, OK so I'm sending him panko to cook his own chicken Katsu. I'll let you know how it came out. I'm hoping the rest of the ingredients can be purchased locally, Mahalo for sharing your recipe--I'm planning to try it myself! Berny from Mākaha, Hawai'i