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Butterfly Chicken Breast


Have you ever come across a recipe that instructs you to “butterfly” the chicken breast?   Here’s what that means: You’re simply going to take your knife and begin to slice the chicken breast starting at the thickest part  but not go straight through.  Stop about a ½” before the end of the other side.  You want to be able to ‘open’ the chicken breast like you would a book.

Reason for doing this?

This creates a chicken breast that is essentially the same thickness, thus enabling even cooking.  Many recipes for chicken cutlets begin this way.  This also provides you with a ‘pocket’ to stuff the chicken. An easy way to impress those you’re cooking for!

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