Thursday, September 14, 2017

Chicken Katsu

In case you all didnt know, my fiancee is from Hawaii!  He has really introduced me to some awesome food, and this is one he was always talking about.  I found a recipe on pinterest (also on Food Network)  and I figured I would give it a shot.  He loved it!  I was super happy since I never made it before, and glad I could give him a little taste of home.

Prep time: 15 Minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Serve: 4-5 people

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast- pounded thin
  • Oil for deep frying- I uses about a cup
    • 1 package of panko crumbs
    • 1/4 teaspooon of pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon Hawaiian salt- regular will do
  • 2 eggs- beaten
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
    • 2 tbsp.Worcestershire suace
    • 1/4 cup ketchup
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 2.5 tablespoons of soy sauce
    • 2 teaspoons of hot sauce

  1. Heat your oil in a large dutch oven, to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium dish, place panko crumbs, pepper and salt.  Mix together.
  3. In another medium dish add water, eggs and cornstarch.  Mix well.
  4. Dip your chicken into the egg batter, make sure it is well coated.  Remove any excess drips, and dip in the panko crumbs.
  5. Place your chicken into heated oil for 4-6 minutes.  Check occasionally to make sure they are no over browning.
  6. Remove and place on paper towel, to remove excess oil.
  1. Combine all sauce ingredients, in a small bowl.  Whisk together till combined. 

Final Product 


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Balsamic Peach Chicken

Who doesn't love a good and healthy recipe.  I made this over the summer, and it is just simply delicious.  It combines the perfect amount of tang and sweetness. 

  • 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Medium Onion
  • 1.5 lbs of chicken- cut in bite size pieces
  • 4 cloves of garlic- minced
  • 1/3 cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. of honey
  • 2 cups of peaches (fresh or canned)
  • 1 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • Adoba for seasoning
  • Fresh basil for topping
  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat, add onion and cook until tender.
  2. Add chicken, season with Adoba. 
  3. Remove chicken from skillet and add garlic and vinegar.
  4. Cook mixture and stir, until reduced (about 1 minute)
  5. Stir in honey, and add peaches.
  6. Return chicken to skillet, cover and reduce to medium low.
  7. Let simmer for 5-10 minutes until chicken is cooked through.
  8. Top with fresh basil
  9. Enjoy!
Final Product