How to Butterfly Chicken

Hints and tips for how to butterfly chicken

It's easy to butterfly boneless skinless chicken breast halves. The result is chicken that will cook quickly and evenly because it is half of its original thickness.

Using a sharp knife, make a lengthwise slit from the thickest side of a chicken breast to within 1/2 inch of the opposite side. Open chicken so it lies flat; cover with plastic wrap. Use the flat side of a meat mallet to flatten to the desired thickness.

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