Struggle Chicken/Breast

Discussion in 'Professional Chefs' started by murphed, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. murphed

    murphed

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    Does anybody have a better way to slice Chicken Breasts for breast cutlets?
    When you slice them in 1/2 longways, I cut the remaining cutlets in two and pound till thin so as to attain the same size for even cooking, etc. Is there a better way that you know?
     
  2. sgsvirgil

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    Do you remove the tender first? If not, that would be a good idea before cutting and pounding. Also, cut the breast horizontally into two halves and then pound. That way, you avoid having to pound the entire thick part and the meat is easier to work with.

    When you pound the breast, always work your way out from the center.

    Good luck. :)
     
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  3. kuan

    kuan Moderator Staff Member

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    That's the best zero waste way, is to pound it. Other than that you can try taking an oblique slice off the larger end of the breast and then pound it. Then you're left with a small piece of chicken, but if you get enough of those you can make stir fry or something.
     
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