Tonkatsu is a traditional Japanese sauce often served with chicken or pork that's simple to make. The thick, flavorful sauce can transform any dish with flavors.

If you're not familiar with Tonkatsu sauce, it is a traditional Japanese sauce often served with chicken or pork.  Tonkatsu is incredibly easy to make but the thick, salty flavors of this sauce make it taste much more complex and immediately transforms any meal.

This recipe comes to us from our good friends at FeyginFoodie who are committed to helping us all find that balance of food exploration with a twist of humor and historical contexts.

Active Prep Time: ~ 20-25 minutes

Active Cook Time:  ~  8-10 minutes

Total:  ~ 30-35 minutes

Serves 2-4 people


For the Chicken
  • 1 free range chicken egg (beaten);
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs;
  • 1 tsp kosher salt;
  • 1/2 tbs black ground pepper;
  • 2 organic chicken breast filets ("butterflied" to make thinner);


  • Set your air fryer to 400 degrees;
  • In a wide, shallow bowl combine the egg (beaten), Panko crumbs, salt and pepper;
  • Take each chicken breast and coat thoroughly on all sides with the bread mixture.  Shake off any extra coating;
  • Cook on the air fryer for 4 minutes per side;
For the Slaw
  • 1 1/2 tbs raw pineapple juice;
  • 1/2 tbs spice sesame seed oil;
  • 1/2 tbs Dijon mustard;
  • Kosher salt (just a pinch);
  • 2 cups Savoy cabbage (shredded or diced into thin strips);
  • 1 cup diced fresh raw pineapple;


  • Combine the pineapple juice, sesame oil, Dijon mustard, and salt in medium sized bowl;
  • Add the cabbage and fresh pineapple and mix thoroughly;

For the Tonkatsu Sauce

  • 1/4 cup organic ketchup;
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened raw apple sauce;
  • 2 tbsp organic Worcestershire sauce;
  • 1/2 tbsp soy sauce;
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger (grated);
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced);

Preparation:  Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix completely; 


  1. Slice the chicken into strips and drizzle the Tonkatsu sauce over the top;
  2. Serve the slaw on the side;
  3. Enjoy!