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pounding chicken

ChainsmokerChainsmoker Posts: 106
edited 4:56AM in EggHead Forum
Is there a good way to do it without making a mess? I've tried wrapping in wax paper but it tears and makes a mess anyway.


  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    Have you tried plastic wrap?[p]TNW

    The Naked Whiz
  • CecilCecil Posts: 771
    Alton Brown has a method in which he spritzes chicken with water before pounding.
    Have fun!

  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    I have cooked shrimp stuffed chicken breast at 3 or 4 Eggtoberfest and I use a ziplock bag a large meat mallet and a cutting board.You can pound about 10 chicken breast using one bag...Hope this helps.

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  • DarnocDarnoc Posts: 2,661
    The Naked Whiz,
    Thats what I do.Put them in a plastic baggie grab a large wine bottle and pound away.No worries about the bag ripping like it will with wax paper.

  • ChainsmokerChainsmoker Posts: 106
    The Naked Whiz,
    yep, tried suran wrap but nxt time will use ziploc

  • BucketheadBuckethead Posts: 285
    Saran, and the bottom of the frying pan works great.
    Happy beating

  • irishrogirishrog Posts: 375
    The trick is to sprinkle water inside a ziplock, or other strong plastic bag, before you put the chicken in. This helps the meat to slide along the surface as it stretches, and it is not forced. I use the flat side of a meat mallet as a pounder. Also wet the bag after each 2/3 breasts as the water will stick to the chicken meat when you take it out of the bag.

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