Chicken Katsudon (Chicken Cutlet Rice Bowl)

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Chicken katsudon is a warm rice bowl served with chicken katsu, eggs, and onions that are cooked in a sweet and savory sauce. It is quick and easy to make with some leftover katsu.


If you have some leftover baked chicken katsu, this dish is quick and easy to make. I also like to eat leftover chicken katsu with some Japanese curry.

I typically crave soup and hearty stews on rainy days or when I’m feeling under the weather. However, this rice bowl is one exception and is definitely one of my go to comfort foods. And to be honest, I usually order katsudon instead of regular katsu if it’s on the menu at Japanese restaurants.

Katsudon bite

Chicken Katsudon Sauce

The chicken katsudon sauce is made with a dashima broth base. As you may already know from my previous posts, I like to use thisanchovy seafood dashima soup packet to prepare the broth. It is then seasoned with some soy sauce and mirin, and slightly sweetened with somecoconut sugar.

The breaded chicken katsu, eggs, and onions soak up the sweet and umami rich sauce, making each bite moist and full of flavor. I also like to add enough sauce for it to also season the underlying rice.

Hope you enjoy!

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Mise En Place

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Chicken Katsudon

Chicken katsudon is a warm bowl of chicken katsu cooked in a sweet and savory sauce with eggs and onions and served over a bed of rice. It is quick and simple to make with some leftover chicken katsu.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Chicken, Dashima, Egg, Fried, Katsu, Rice, Rice bowl, Umami
Servings: 1


  • 2 eggs, lightly whisked
  • ½ yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup white rice, cooked
  • 1 green onion, sliced thinly at a diagonal
  • 1 cutlet baked chicken katsu

Katsudon Sauce


  • Add the katsudon sauce ingredients to a small skillet and bring it to a simmer.
  • Add the onions and let it cook for about 2-3 minutes or until the onions are translucent.
  • Slice the chicken katsu into ½" slices and carefully add it to the pan.
  • Drizzle the whisked egg over the chicken and onions, and top with the sliced green onions.
  • Cover the pan and let it cook for about 1 minute or until the eggs are mostly cooked through.
  • Add some freshly steamed white rice to a bowl, and carefully transfer the pan contents (and any remaining sauce) over the rice.
  • Serve immediately.


For the dried anchovy and dashima broth, boil one anchovy seafood soup packet in 3 cups of water for about 15 minutes. Discard the packet.

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