Is it important to pound chicken breasts before cooking them? Indeed it is! Why not just cook it as is? Will anyone be able to tell the difference? A Master Chef will!
There are several advantages to pounding chicken breasts before cooking. The chicken will cook more evenly as it will be the same thickness. It will also be thinner and in turn will cook faster. Also, by pounding the chicken, it is being tenderized.
Pounding chicken is very simple. Place the chicken on a cutting board meant for meat and cover with plastic wrap. Grab a meat mallet and start pounding in the center working to the edges of the piece of chicken. The goal is to pound to 1/4″ to 1/2″ thick.
So, if having a bad day, why not serve chicken? Get out some frustration by pounding that chicken. The results will be delicious! Bon Appetit!