3 Fancy Yet Easy Katsu & Chicken Nuggets Recipes That Are Sure To Impress Your Family

May 29, 2021

Create these easy pork and chicken katsu and chicken nuggets recipes that your family will surely love.

When we think of katsu, oftentimes, we get images of sophisticated Japanese restaurants. While there are tutorials all over social media and YouTube on how to cook the perfect katsu dish, most working parents like us don’t have the patience and the time to do it.

Fancy yet easy katsu and chicken nuggets recipes

3 Fancy Yet Easy Katsu & Chicken Nuggets Recipes That Are Sure To Impress Your Family

    The same goes for chicken nuggets. We’re so used to ordering it in our favorite fast-food restaurants that sometimes, it begs the question of whether it’s even possible to elevate this snack item into something fancy.

    Thank goodness for instant katsu and chicken nuggets

    It’s a good thing that there are ready-to-heat options available in supermarkets today, such as the Pork Katsu, Chicken Katsu, and Spicy Chicken Nuggets from Purefoods. These lifesavers will let you prepare delicious and fancy meals for your family in no time.

    As working parents, we need to spend more time with our family so it’s a good idea to opt for products that will make life easy for us.

    Delicious katsu meals in 8 minutes

    Speaking of saving time in the kitchen, I’m sure you’d find it surprising and maybe even quite hard to believe that you can prepare a tonkatsu meal for your family in just 8 minutes.

    But you have to believe it because you can enjoy the crispness and juiciness of Pork and Chicken Katsu and experience Japanese cuisine right in the convenience of your home. Just pop your frozen Purefoods Pork or Chicken Katsu in the oven for 8 minutes or fry for 2-3 minutes, and then they’re ready.

    Three easy recipe ideas to level up your katsu and chicken nuggets

    You don’t need to be a chef or an expert cook to level up your Pork and Chicken Katsu as well as chicken nuggets. You just need a little bit of creativity to get you revved up in the kitchen.

    Here are three fancy yet easy recipes to get you going:

    1. Easy Chicken Katsu with Curry Sauce

    Japanese curry is delicious because of its more tempered as compared to other similar dishes in other parts of Asia. 

    Chicken katsu with curry sauce recipe
    Chicken Katsu with Curry Sauce

    You’d think that it’s hard to do but you can easily whip up a curry sauce using Japanese curry paste, coconut milk, diced potatoes and carrots, and drizzle this on katsu.


    • One (1) 500-g pack of Purefoods Chicken Katsu
    • One (1) 950-mL pack of Golden Fry Palm Oil for deep-frying
    • Seven (7) cups of cooked rice
    • One (1) piece of onion leek, cut into thin strips and curled in ice-cold water

    Curry Sauce

    • One (1) 400-mL can of coconut milk
    • One-half pack of Japanese curry paste (about 99 g)
    • One-fourth cup of water
    • One (1) 100-g piece of potato, peeled, and cut into 1 cm cubes
    • One (1) 100-g piece of carrot, peeled, and cut into 1 cm cubes
    • One-half teaspoon of patis (fish sauce)


    1. Deep-fry the katsu in oil until cooked through and golden brown. This takes approximately three to five minutes. Drain the excess oil on paper towels.
    2. In a pan, heat the coconut milk, curry paste, and water. Let it simmer and then add the potato and carrot. Season this with patis. Let it simmer while covered until the sauce thickens while stirring it occasionally.
    3. Arrange the cooked rice in bowls. Pour some sauce on the rice, then top with katsu, and then a bit of sauce on the katsu. Garnish this with curly leeks. Serve the rest of the sauce on the side.

    This recipe makes 7 servings.

    (Yield: Seven (7) pieces of katsu, and two and one-third cups of curry sauce. One serving is equivalent to one (1) piece of katsu and one-third cup of sauce)

    2. Easy Pork Katsu

    Pork katsu recipe
    Pork Katsu

    It’s always delightful to eat delicious pork tonkatsu served with a side of thinly shredded cabbage with sesame dressing, crushed toasted sesame seeds mixed with katsu sauce, and a lemon slice to garnish.


    • One (1) 500-g pack of Purefoods Pork Katsu
    • One (1) 950-ml pack of Golden Fry Palm Oil for deep-frying
    • One-half (1/2) or a 210-g head of cabbage, shredded thinly
    • One (1) piece of 150-g lemon, cut into wedges
    • One-fourth cup of store-bought roasted sesame dressing


    1. Deep-fry the katsu in oil until cooked through and golden brown or approximately three to five minutes. Drain the excess oil on paper towels.
    2. To serve, place the shredded cabbage on a warm serving plate. Place the katsu pieces on top of the cabbage, serve with the sauce, and garnish with lemon wedges.

    Makes 7 servings.

    (Yield: Seven (7) pieces of katsu or one-piece per serving)

    3. Spicy Chicken Nuggets and Barbecue Fries

    Spicy chicken nuggets and barbecue fried recipe
    Spicy Chicken Nuggets & Barbecue Fries

    This all-American-inspired and serve spicy chicken nuggets with barbecue-seasoned French fries and ketchup or a sour cream-blue cheese sauce.


    • One (1) 200-g pack of Purefoods Spicy Chicken Nuggets, cooked according to package directions

    Dipping Sauce

    • One-fourth (1/4) cup of sour cream
    • One (1) tablespoon of blue cheese, crumbled

    Barbecue Fries

    • One (1) 150-g pack of French fries, cooked according to package directions
    • One (1) tablespoon of barbecue powder


    1. In a small, bowl combine the sour cream and blue cheese. Mix well, then cover and refrigerate before using it.
    2. Toss the fries in barbecue powder. Once the fries have been fully-coated with flavor, transfer them to a serving container, and serve with the chicken nuggets and sauce. Serve immediately to maintain the crispiness of the fries.

    Makes 3 servings.

    (Yield: Nine (9) pieces and one-fourth (1/4) cup of sauce. One serving is equivalent to three (3) pieces and one and one-half tablespoons of sauce.)


    So, you see, serving good food to your family need not be complicated and time-consuming. You can easily make fancy katsu and chicken nuggets meals for your loved ones without additional stress. 

    Homefoodie bag containing Purefoods pork katsu, chicken katsu, and spicy chicken nuggets

    Who knows, these recipes might inspire you to make more delicious meals using Purefoods Pork Katsu, Chicken Katsu, and Spicy Chicken Nuggets.

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    Purefoods Pork Katsu, Chicken Katsu, and Spicy Chicken Nuggets are available in leading supermarkets nationwide.

    Fancy katsu and chicken nuggets recipes

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    1. Interesting sounding nuggets. Some of these ingredients are new to me but this recipe sounds very yummy.

    2. That looks really good! I love how easy this recipe is to make, too. That's a big one for me.

    3. I absolutely LOVE this simpler version of katsu that you've shared! I can't wait to make this.

    4. Yum! I'd definitely go for the Chicken Katsu with Curry Sauce! Even McDonald's now has it's version of Chicken Katsu.

    5. I love these pork and chicken katsu and chicken nuggets recipes! I'll definitely try some of them soon. Thanks for the generous tips!

    6. Thank you for sharing the recipes and procedures po.Must try lahat lalo na easy step lang din and affordable ang ingredients na paniguradong magugustuhan ng family🤗

    7. The nuggets with the fries look very yummy. I will try this recipe.

    8. Chicken nuggets are my stepchildren's' favorite! Definitely they will enjoy these katsu recipes :) Hala, now I'm craving!

    9. omg i love katsu madly!Thank you so much for the recipe.

    10. I've never tried making chicken katsu. That sauce looks amazing!

    11. It is funny to read this tonite as I am out of town and my family had Chicken Katsu for dinner.

    12. The last one is my fave. These days I've been practicing cooking and I felt this is the right page for me. Thank you for this!

    13. Wow! Sarap naman po nito daddy ivan 😮😍 bigla tuloy akong nagutom. Hindi lang sya basta masarap dahil mabubusog pa talaga tayo dito. At mapaparami talaga ang rice natin dito 😍 Thankyou po sa pag share ng recipe at pwedeng pwede rin namin gawin ito

    14. Thanks to Purefoods for ready to cook katsu and nuggets. Upgrading your meal is not as difficult as we think. You just need to have the right ingredients and the creativity to make a simple meal look special. Good tips to level up your home dining experience.