Island Culture
Kalani's culture is based on the Hawaiian core values of integrity and respect. In this section we invite you to learn more about the island life and Aloha spirit.
Lono Dickson
Co-founder of Kalani
Born & raised on Maui, HI


A Taste of the Islands:


Chicken Katsu




  • 4 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 lb Panko (Japanese Breadcrumbs)
  • 2 quarts canola oil

Katsu Sauce:


  • 1 cup Worchestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 dashes Tabasco sauce
  • pepper to tast



To prepare chicken:

  • Trim the fat from the chicken thigh and filet them to uniform pieces approximately 1/2 inch thick. Combine the thighs with the salt, white pepper and garlic powder.
  • Combine eggs, and milk to make an egg wash. Place flour and panko in separate pans. Prepare a clean 9 x 13 pan or half sheet tray to hold the breaded chicken.
  • Using the standard breading procedure, start by taking a piece of chicken, lightly dusting it in the flour. Then, place the dusted piece from the flour into the egg wash. Remove from the egg wash and allow the excess to drip off. Place the chicken into the panko and completely cover the top with more of the bread crumbs. Press the chicken well to allow the panko to fully adhere to the chicken. Remove the piece and place it on the clean sheet tray. Continue with the rest of the chicken, placing wax paper between the layers.


To cook chicken:

Place the canola oil into a heavy gauge 10 inch pot and heat to 325 degrees. Fry the chicken in batches until golden, approximately 5 minutes. Test the first piece for doneness. Drain on paper towels. Continue with the rest of the chicken. When the frying is done, take the chicken and slice into strips. Serve with Katsu sauce.


To make sauce:

Combine all ingredients and adjust seasoning to your liking.

Serve with a side of rice, enjoy!