Making Your Own Chicken Cutlets
Trim your food budget by turning boneless, skinless chicken breasts into cutlets. It’s quick and easy, and it can save you up to $2 a pound. Here’s how.
Step 1: Place a boneless, skinless chicken breast on a cutting board. Hold it flat with the palm of one hand and, with a chef’s knife in the other hand, carefully slice it in half horizontally (parallel to the cutting board).
Step 2: Open the breast like a book and, if necessary, make a cut to separate the two halves. Trim any ragged edges.
Step 3: Place one hand over the other; use the heel of the bottom hand to press down and flatten each piece to a ⅜- to ½-inch thickness. Voilà! Nice, quick-cooking cutlets worthy of your best chicken Parmesan.