This Cooking Trick Will Ensure Your Chicken Will Always Cook Evenly

These chicken breasts will cook more evenly when you do this.

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No matter what part of the chicken you're cooking, there is always a danger of not cooking your chicken evenly. That's because chicken parts contain bones. Not only that, chicken pieces can have different sizes.

 

However, this danger of uneven cooking can be prevented with a simple cooking technique that eliminates that: making the chicken pieces all the same thickness

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While you can make all the chicken pieces all the same size, the bones are what will prevent you from cooking these with any degree of evenness. Remove the bones, and you instantly have chicken pieces that are easier to make the same thickness. 

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To do this, all you need is something heavy and something that has a flat side. A meat mallet is the best tool for pounding these chicken fillets. 

If you've never done this before, here's how you do it:

  • 1 Place a chicken fillet between two pieces of plastic wrap on a cutting board. 
  • 2 Using a meat mallet or even a big empty bottle, pound the chicken until the chicken fillet is of the same thickness throughout its surface. 
  • 3 Once completely even, remove from the plastic wrap and use as directed in your recipe. 
  • It sounds easy to do, and it is. What's great about this technique is that the chicken will almost always cook evenly. The only other factor that could make this technique fail is the pan you're using. If you're using a pan that heats up evenly, you're golden. 

Try out this technique with any of these delicious chicken recipes: 

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1 Boneless Fried Chicken Recipe 

The easiest way to cook your now even thickness chicken pieces are to just fry it. What makes this a better fried chicken is the fact that it is not only going to be the fastest fried chicken recipe you will ever make, it's also going to be one of the tastiest, too. Salt and ground black pepper is sometimes all you need to make something delicious. 

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2 Chicken Parmesan Recipe 

This crunchy chicken breast fillet recipe makes a fantastic make-ahead meal! Not only do you have succulent chicken, but it's also lying in a bed of a tangy and flavorful tomato sauce that goes wonderfully with a plate of pasta. 

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3 Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe 

Learn how to pound chicken breasts until even in thickness and recipes like this chicken cordon bleu recipe just became easier, faster to make. Stuffed with ham and cheese, these chicken breast fillets are kid-friendly and easy to love. 

 

Cooking your food evenly is always the target of a good cook. Master this technique which will make you into a better cook. 


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