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Smashed Chicken Roll-Ups

BBCauseBBCause Posts: 22
edited 11:39PM in EggHead Forum
I'm going to try the Smashed Chicken Roll-Ups recipe tonight (the one submitted by "Boccie"). What have you all found to be the best way to smash the chicken breasts without making a big mess? Also any other suggestions regarding the recipe would be appreciated.


  • DHallDHall Posts: 180
    Never cooked that particualar recipie but whenver i do chicken breast (boneless skinless) i lay them between a couple sheets of plastic wrap and pound out flat with a aluminum tenderizer mallet i side is flat and the other has points on it if u want to tenderize. You can also use the bottom of a good heavy skillet if you dont have a mallet like that

  • dublindublin Posts: 140
    you can also put them in a ziplock bag (1 at a time) and pound with your fist or a small mallet.

  • BlueSmokeBlueSmoke Posts: 1,678
    Slit a gallon-size plastic bag down both sides, open it up and lay the chicken in the center. Fold the plastic over to cover the chicken; flatten the chicken with a mallet. When you're done, just peel back the top layer of plastic. (Also good for making pork or veal cutlets.)[p]HTH[p]Ken

  • Crab legCrab leg Posts: 291
    What they said, unless you do not have a mallet. I have used a rolling pin, or even a bottle of wine(just be careful if you use a bottle, it could break, but it does work quite well)

  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    If you look on the other side of the pan with the bacon wrapped watermelon rind you can see the mallet I use.

    [ul][li]Chicken Mallet[/ul]
  • ShortRibShortRib Posts: 180
    BBCause,[p]Just buy chicken cutlettes in the store. Purdue packages thin sliced chicken breasts that save you time and trouble. I would highly recommend this approach!!!

  • BoccieBoccie Posts: 186
    BBCause,[p]We have an aluminum mallet, probably bought it at walmart. We place the chicken breast in a large ziplock and pound it out on a cutting board.
  • BBCause,
    I use a plastic cuttingboard, which I cover in plastic wrap for easy cleanup. Then I place a chix breast in the middle & cover it loosely with another layer of plastic, or two. [p]Then I smash it with the bottom of my lodge cast iron griddle. It really works great to spread the impact across the entire piece of meat. The weight of the skillet makes fast work of it too![p]Lift off the top plastic & do the next breast. great for CX Marsala, & other cutlet recipes.

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