Do you tenderize chicken when you cook it? If you don't, you couldend up with something that tastes like cardboard!
Cooking chicken can be a tough balancing act, you need ensure the center is cooked without the thinner edges becoming dry or even blacken.
I will show you how to tenderize your chicken, so you don't have to endure dry, chalky chicken ever again!
How to Tenderize Chicken 101
Step 1: Preparing to Tenderize Chicken Breasts
Step 2: How To Tenderize Chicken (The Best Way)
How To Tenderize Chicken With A Mallet
Mallets tend to tear the meat. Don’t hit it like a hammer just gently hit the thicker part of the breast, continue until it 2-3 cm or 3/4”.
If you do decide to tenderize your chicken make sure you adjust your timing. You will find it cooks much faster this way.
How To Tenderize Chicken Without A Mallet
If your wondering how to pound chicken without a mallet. Try using a saucepan or skillet.
Another Option: Slicing Your Chicken Breast
Another way to ensure you don't even up with tough chicken breasts is to slice them. If you have never done it, read below carefully, it can quite dangerous.
Before you start ensure you have a sharp meat carving knife. To slice a chicken breast place the breast on a chopping board flat, then you place your hand on the top of the breast and cut with a sharp knife through the middle of the breast, this should produce two even pieces of chicken.
Be sure to use caution when using a knife and always practice safe barbecuing.
No one likes a dry piece of chicken, even my boys who eat like human garbage cans.
They knew I could do better and so did I. I set off on the never-ending portal that is the internet and discovered the way to the juicy chicken breasts out there.
I thought I would share my knowledge with you, so we can all enjoy this bloody delightful cut!
For those of you who are new to the smoking, grilling and barbequing world, I have compiled a list of the blogs that I have been referencing for the past few years to get me where I am today. This list I call the best BBQ blogs of 2018,
I highly recommend you give them a look. They are full of recipes, reviews and tips & tricks from some of the best in the game.
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