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

When on a healthy eating plan, you want your food to taste extra delicious. When you remove oils and flours and breading and frying… it can become a bit of a challenge to master the healthier versions of deliciousness. Here’s a pro-tip to help with your chicken breast dishes.

Aside from relieving some stress whilst pounding away at some chicken slices, you’re also improving your chances of an evenly and faster cooked, juicer plate of chicken pieces.

Simply 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 so you don’t tear the pieces.

The consistent thickness will allow the chicken to cook evenly so you can avoid dry/under-cooked sections. The thinner pieces will cook faster and the act of pounding the chicken makes it more tender.