When I shared the Lime & Coconut Chicken recipe last week, I promised to share my secret weapon for pounding chicken breasts. Here it is:
Yep. It’s a glass Coke bottle (and that’s my Amazing Diner’s hand pitching in there – doesn’t he make a good hand model?). My grandma said this was the best thing for flattening a chicken breast & I’m with her! It’s got a fairly good weight to it, a flat bottom, & a perfect shape for your hand to grip it. Just find a good old-fashioned, heavy bottle and designate it as your kitchen meat mallet.
I like to butterfly the chicken breast for most dishes and then put it between wax paper and then pound away. Here’s the beautiful end result: