Flattening Chicken Breasts

When flattening chicken breasts, place them inside a heavy-duty resealable plastic bag or between two sheets of heavy plastic wrap to prevent messy splatters. Pound with the flat side of a meat mallet. The spiky side will tear the meat. Use a lighter touch than you would for tenderizing a beef round steak; if pounded too hard, the chicken will fall apart and be mushy.