If you are wondering what to serve with Chicken Katsu curry, you are in the right place! This delicious Japanese curry is one of our favourite things to cook, and different katsu curry sides only make it more delicious and exciting! So why not change things up with a different side every time you make it? Below we are sharing a range of vegetable sides, rice and bread recipes that go exceptionally well with Chicken Katsu!
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What Makes Up Chicken Katsu Curry?
There are two main elements to Chicken Katsu Curry: Thin chicken breast pieces coated in panko breadcrumbs and katsu curry sauce.
The boneless skinless chicken breasts are cut in half to create thin chicken cutlets, covered in egg and Japanese breadcrumbs and pan-fried until golden brown and crispy. If you want to learn more, head to our Panko Chicken recipe.
Katsu sauce is typically made with Japanese curry powder, coconut milk, vegetable stock and a good amount of garlic and ginger. The sauce is then drizzled over the crispy chicken and voila, you have yourself one of the most popular Japanese recipes!
However, we are strong believers that this Japanese dish is not complete without a delicious side dish. Below, you will find the best side dishes to take your curry from ordinary to extraordinary!
Vegetable Sides For Katsu Curry
A quick and easy grilled pak choi side dish is a lovely addition to katsu curries. Glazed in sweet and spicy light soy sauce glaze, then charred lightly in a griddle pan, it comes together in 15 minutes and adds both flavour and texture to your Japanese feast!
If you love spicy food, try a Korean Cucumber Salad alongside your katsu curry. Thinly sliced cucumber is tossed with spring onion (or red onion), sesame seeds, chilli powder, rice vinegar and soy sauce, making a delicious but light side dish to this Asian-style main dish.
Easy to make, and extremely versatile, Courgette Ribbon Salad makes a perfect accompaniment to chicken curry. Milder tasting, it provides beautiful crunchy textures, without overpowering the flavours of the chicken and sweet sauce. Simple fresh ingredients and a lovely honey and lemon zest dressing are all that you will need for this side dish!
Shredded cabbage with sesame mayo is not only a perfect dish to complement panko-crusted chicken but also gives another layer of texture. It is also perfect in Chicken Katsu Burgers!
This Japanese-inspired green bean recipe by the Vegan Larder is by far the most delectable side dish that is both delicious and nutritious! What better way to show off the best of Japanese cuisine than adding a world-renowned Gomae sauce to humble beans?
A simple Asian Broccoli Salad is somewhat unconventional in its cooking method! Hot chilli, sesame and garlic-flavoured oil is poured over small broccoli florets and then the salad is set aside for an hour to infuse with all the flavours!
The spicy Asian Carrot Salad recipe is inspired by Russo-Korean migrant cooking. Simple yet delicious slaw with a bit of a kick is a perfect addition to your Katsu Curry! Try this Korean Carrot Salad if you’re looking to spice things up with something a little different to your traditional coleslaw!
Rice, Noodles & Potatoes
If you want something a little more tasty and fragrant than your typical white rice, look no further than this Easy Coconut Jasmine Rice from Cooking For My Soul.
9. Pandan Rice
Make a beautiful and aromatic pandan side dish for your katsu curry by following one of the two methods Greedy Girl Gourmet has perfected.
If you much prefer a bowlful of noodles to rice, try this 7-minute Zaru Soba Noodle recipe from Drive Me Hungry! It makes a beautiful cold side dish that can be rustled up in minutes and enjoyed the whole family!
You may think that pairing a traditional Japanese Dish with mashed potatoes may be unconventional but don’t slate it until you try it. Crispy chicken and curried sauce go exceptionally well with creamy mashed potatoes, and we think the best way to make them is by using a Food Mill (a.k.a. Moulin Legumes).
What Bread To Serve With Katsu Curry?
Slightly sweet, and a lot fluffy, this Japanese Milk Bread recipe will blow your socks off! It’s an obvious choice to go with Japanese Katsu Curry, simply perfect for mopping up any leftover Katsu Curry sauce.
Super creamy, super decadent and very filling, Korean Cream Cheese Garlic Bread will take your everyday Katsu Curry to a true Korean Feast level!
Need An Easy Katsu Curry Recipe?
We love making an easy and uncomplicated Chicken Katsu Curry.