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Tanya’s Tip of the Week: Pound Your Chicken!

When you remove oils and flour and breading and frying from chicken dishes, it can become a challenge to master the healthier versions of deliciousness. 

Here’s a pro tip to help with your chicken breast dishes.

Place your pieces of chicken breast on a flat surface between cling wrap or in a gallon-size Ziploc bag. Use a meat tenderizer or blunt object to pound from the thickest sections outwards, until you reach a uniform thickness. Just make sure not to overdo it so you don’t tear the pieces. Aside from relieving some stress whilst pounding away, the consistent thickness will allow the chicken to cook evenly, so you can avoid dry/undercooked sections, and the act of pounding the chicken makes it more tender.