Katsu Chicken Curry

Fans of Wagamama rejoice, you can enjoy this slimming friendly Katsu Chicken Curry at home even if you are following Weight Watchers or calorie counting!

Katsu Chicken Curry | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

Katsu Chicken Curry is one of the most popular dishes at Wagamama, and it’s not hard to see why! Crispy fried chicken breast covered in tasty curry sauce makes it a delicious treat, but with our version you can enjoy it from the comfort of your own home!

A few clever little swaps keep this recipe far lower in calories and Points, but retains all the tasty flavour.

You wont believe that the sauce is free of flour!

Katsu Chicken Curry | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

The crunchy coating in this Katsu Chicken Curry only coats the top side of the chicken. This keeps the dish slimline and we promise you won’t miss it, no-one likes a soggy bottom anyway!

If you are a fan of Wagamama, why not try our Firecracker Chicken?

Or if you like crispy chicken, why not try one of these recipes;

How many calories are in Katsu Chicken Curry?

There are 561 calories per portion in this Katsu Chicken Curry recipe. A portion of the original of the Wagamama recipe is 800 calories, so it’s a great saving for your waistline and your pocket!

This means it falls into our Special Occassion recipe category. You can find all of our other Special Occassion recipes here.

This dish is a perfect treat if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

Katsu Chicken Curry | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

What diets is this Katsu Chicken Curry suitable for?

This dish is suitable for people following a dairy free diet.

Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is Katsu Chicken Curry?

If you make our Katsu Chicken Curry recipe it will set you back 5 Weight Watchers Smart Points.

If you order the same dish from Wagamama it will cost you an eye watering 34 Points! That’s an absolutely incredible saving!

How to make this Katsu Chicken Curry

Making this dish is pretty easy, though there are a few different steps for making the sauce and the chicken. Here’s a summary; 

  • Preheat the oven and chop the garlic, onion, carrots and potato.

Katsu Chicken Curry | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

  • Spray the pan with low calorie cooking spray and gently fry the onions and garlic for a few minutes.
  • Add the carrots, potato, garlic granules, onion granules, stock cubes, garam masala, curry powder, soy sauce, and the water to the pan and bring to the boil.
  • Then reduce the heat to simmer and put a lid on the pan. It will need to simmer for around 45 minutes, make sure to stir occasionally and add more water if it reduces too much.

Katsu Chicken Curry | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

  • While the sauce is simmering crush the tortilla chips into crumbs. 
  • Take the egg and whisk it up with a fork in a bowl. Now dip a chicken breast in the egg and lay it on the baking tray.
  • Take a quarter of the crushed tortilla chips and pat onto the top of the chicken. Repeat until all four breasts are coated.

Katsu Chicken Curry | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

  • Spray the top of the chicken with low calorie cooking spray and place into the middle of the preheated oven.  The chicken will take 30-40 minutes to cook depending how thick the breasts are.

Katsu Chicken Curry | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

  • Once the potato and carrot for the sauce have cooked through, add the sweetener and use a hand blender to liquify the contents of the saucepan.
  • If the sauce seems too thick at this point, add some more water a little at a time until you reach the consistency you want. If it seems a little thin, reduce it on a low heat. 

Katsu Chicken Curry | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

  • When the chicken is done slice it up and serve with the sauce and an accompaniment of your choice.

What should you should serve with Katsu Chicken Curry?

Any of the following go really well with Katsu Chicken Curry!

Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values. 

Do you need any special ingredients to make Katsu Chicken Curry?

This post contains affiliate links. Find out what this means. 

The tortilla chips used to coat the chicken make this dish taste really naughty, and we highly recommend using them! However, you could replace the tortilla chips with breadcrumbs made from wholemeal bread or crushed cornflakes if it fits in better with your diet plan.

To make the sauce for this Katsu Chicken Curry you will need a hand blender. The one we used for this recipe is available on Amazon here.

This is a great choice because the hand blender attachment is metal which doesn’t stain and can be used in hot liquids.

It also comes with a whisk and a mini food processor attachment, great for making our Hummus!

You will also need a decent large saucepan with a lid to make the sauce. Feel like upgrading? This one on Amazon is a great choice! You can order it here.

How do you know when Katsu Chicken Curry is cooked?

When the chicken is done it will be white all the way through – if you’re not sure, make a deep cut in the thickest part of the chicken and check.

The chicken will take 30-40 minutes to cook in a pre-heated oven (200°C) depending how thick the breasts are.

Katsu Chicken Curry | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe. 

How long can you keep Katsu Chicken Curry in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

We don’t advise you keep the chicken as the coating will end up soggy, but this recipe makes lots of sauce.  If you allow any left overs to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so. 

Can I freeze Katsu Chicken Curry?

We don’t advise you freeze the chicken as the coating will end up soggy, but this recipe makes lots of sauce. You can freeze up any extra ready for the next time your Katsu cravings hit!

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat Katsu Chicken Curry?

From chilled: Place the sauce in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow the sauce to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

Katsu Chicken Curry | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

Love this Katsu Chicken Curry? Tag us!

If you make this recipe, snap a pic and hashtag it #pinchofnom — We love to see your creations on InstagramFacebook, & Twitter!

Fallen off the wagon and need some motivation, or want to help others on their journey?

Our Facebook group is growing by the day. If you haven’t joined yet head over there and take a look. You wouldn’t want to miss out on the fun would you?

Katsu Chicken Curry | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

You might just find the inspiration you need from our awesome members. If you’ve joined already why not invite any friends that may find it helpful?

Looking for Slimming World Syns?

We agreed with Slimming World to remove their trademarked terms from our website. FIND OUT WHY HERE A-note-about-slimming-world-pinch-of-nom

Order Our 6 Month Food Planner Now!

first-image-pinch-of-nom-food-planner-preorder

We are super excited to have released a 6 month food planner that works perfectly alongside our recipe book.

Our 6 month planner features 26 recipes – which are not available anywhere else. We have all the details on our Planner page.

Order Our Cookbook Now!

We’ve been squirrelling away doing squirelly things behind the scenes and can finally announce that our very first cookbook is available NOW!!

Pinch Of Nom Cookbook - preorder

The book features 100 recipes – around 80 of them BRAND NEW and not available anywhere else. Full colour photographs, hardback, a quality book that will stand up to frequent use!

Each recipe has been taste tested by twenty members of the Pinch of Nom community to ensure that they are amazing. Check out our cookbook page for more information!


Katsu Chicken Curry | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

Votes: 18
Rating: 4.17
You:
Rate this recipe!

Servings

Prep Time

Cooking Time

portion 10 minutes 45 minutes

Calories

WW

Carbs

516kcal 5

Smart Points (Flex/Freestyle)

Coming Soon

Per portion Per portion Per portion
Looking for Slimming World Syns?

We agreed with Slimming World to remove their trademarked terms from our website

FIND OUT WHY

INGREDIENTS
Please don't take a screenshot. These recipes are updated often!
if you get a blank screen when printing, please open the website in a browser & not the facebook app.

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C and chop the garlic, onion, carrots and potato.
  2. Spray the pan with low calorie cooking spray and gently fry the onions and garlic for a few minutes.
  3. Add the carrots, potato, garlic granules, onion granules, stock cubes, garam masala, curry powder, soy sauce, and the water to the pan and bring to the boil. Then reduce the heat to simmer and put a lid on the pan. It will need to simmer for around 45 minutes, make sure to stir occasionally and add more water if it reduces too much.
  4. While the sauce is simmering crush the tortilla chips into crumbs. An easy way to do this is putting them into a sandwich bag and bashing with a rolling pin!
  5. Take a baking tray, line with foil and spray with low calorie cooking spray ready for the chicken.
  6. Take the egg and whisk it up with a fork in a bowl. Now dip a chicken breast in the egg and lay it on the baking tray. Take a quarter of the crushed tortilla chips and pat onto the top of the chicken. Repeat until all four breasts are coated.
  7. Spray the top of the chicken with low calorie cooking spray and place into the middle of the preheated oven.  The chicken will take 30-40 minutes to cook depending how thick the breasts are.
  8. Once the potato and carrot for the sauce have cooked through, add the sweetener and use a hand blender to liquify the contents of the saucepan. A top tip is to blend twice as long as you think, you want the sauce to be super smooth! If the sauce seems to thick at this point, add some more water a little at a time until you reach the consistency you want. If it seems a little thin, reduce it on a low heat. This is all down to personal preference so don't worry about getting it wrong!
  9. When the chicken is done (if you're not sure, make a deep cut in the thickest part of the chicken and check it is white all the way through) slice it up and serve with the sauce!

If you make this recipe, snap a pic and hashtag it #pinchofnom — We love to see your creations on InstagramFacebook, & Twitter!

RECIPE NOTES

We use a fan assisted oven for all of our recipes. Need help converting the temperature for your oven? 

Click here for our oven temperature conversion guide.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Although pinchofnom.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. Under no circumstances will pinchofnom.com be responsible for any loss or damage resulting for your reliance on nutritional information.

We kindly ask that you share this recipe via the share buttons and not via screenshots. 

If you use or re-create our recipes we kindly ask:

  • That you credit us by not only screenshot but linking to our original recipe post
  • You don't reproduce the recipe in full
25 Comments
  1. I’ve noticed this recipe mentions 4 garlic cloves and 2 tbsp of garlic granules. Step 1 mentions chopping the garlic but then it isn’t mentioned again. Step 3 mentions adding the garlic granules. Is this supposed to have both cloves and granules or just one of them please?

  2. This was a fabulous dish / even better than a well known Japanese restaurant! My son said the tortilla chip coating was better than normal breadcrumbs. Will definitely be making this again!

  3. What a winner! My son who always has katsu curry in Wagamamas said this was every bit as good as! Fab recipe- and I made the sauce in my soup maker! Really easy!

  4. Hi, what kind of curry powder do you use?? I have one in my cupboard that I use for Indian recepies, but that didn’t sound right to me? Thanks

  5. I really enjoyed this recipe but if I was to make it again I would half the amount of carrot. Very good meal tho. I put loads of coriander on top. Yum

  6. I am disappointed with my sauce, which just resembled soup. Admittedly I thought I had curry powder in the cupboard and it turned out to be chilli powder, would that make all the difference? 😔

  7. My katsu curry has turned out with such a bitter aftertaste. I followed the recipe to the letter. Could it be because I used powdered sweetener?

    1. Hi Christie,

      I suspect that is the reason – we use natural granulated sweeteners which weigh the same as sugar and taste really good without the bitter aftertaste 😊

  8. I tend to buy the very cheap supermarket own brand and smash the whole bag up, then weigh out what I need. You can then keep them sealed up for future and its not as tempting to munch on a bag of crumbs! 🙂

  9. Wow… this was a fabulous recipe and worked first time! My 10 yr old son loved it too, so win-win!! Will definitely become a regular in our home. Thankyou😊

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Slimming World Recipes
A blog started by 2 chefs on their Slimming journey, evolving into an epic adventure shared by many!
BritMums
UKBA17-Highly-Commended
vueliotop10badge2018