These Japanese inspired breaded chicken cutlets are like an Asian version of Italian Chicken Milanese. The Japanese Togarashi spice blend is combined with panko for a spicy, crisp coating.
Yield: 4 Servings
4.67 from 3 votes

Crispy Togarashi Chicken with Sesame Cucumber Relish

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese
These Japanese inspired breaded chicken cutlets are like an Asian version of Italian Chicken Milanese. The Japanese Togarashi spice blend is combined with panko for a spicy, crisp coating.

Ingredients

Cucumber Relish:

  • 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 garlic clove (grated or finely minced)
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 large English cucumber (seeded and diced)
  • 3 tablespoons minced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

Chicken:

  • 1 pound 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut lengthwise, into thin cutlets
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg (lightly beaten)
  • 1 cup whole wheat panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Shichimi Togarashi (Japanese 7 Spice Blend)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (divided)
  • Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • olive oil spray
  • 4 teaspoons reduced sodium soy sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400F degrees.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, sugar, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, and salt.  Add cucumber, onion and sesame seeds and stir.  Set aside to allow flavors to combine.
  • Season chicken cutlets with ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper. Place flour on a shallow plate and egg in a medium bowl.  Place panko, Togarashi, ¼ teaspoon salt, pepper and sesame seeds on another shallow plate.  Dredge each cutlet lightly in flour, then egg (shaking off excess), then panko mixture.  Place on a sheet pan covered in parchment.  Spray cutlets lightly with olive oil and bake for 20 minutes, rotating pan halfway through.
  • Top each cutlet with about 1/2 cup relish, 1 teaspoon soy sauce and sriracha (if desired). Serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cutlet, 1/2 cup relish, Calories: 278kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 29g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 5.5g, Cholesterol: 119mg, Sodium: 568mg, Fiber: 1.5g, Sugar: 4g
Blue Smart Points: 4
Green Smart Points: 7
Purple Smart Points: 4
Points +: 7