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No mallet. How else to pound chicken breasts?

asked by coralwisp over 4 years ago
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added over 4 years ago

Try a full wine bottle...but don't break it on your countertop! Or you could use a rolling pin....

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added over 4 years ago

I (carefully) use the bottom of a heavy pint glass.

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Sam1148

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added over 4 years ago

The bottom of a heavy cast iron skillet. A small one if you have it.

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added over 4 years ago

Should have been clearer. Use the rolling pin like a mallet, not a roller.

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added over 4 years ago

Agree with Sam, I use a small cast iron skillet.

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added over 4 years ago

I know this is a strange method but it works for me and you only have to visit a hardware store I I bought a rubber mallet washed it throughly and now it's my best utensil. It will flatten even the thickest cutlets, just use wax paper onto and pound very gently you don't want to break the cutlets. Hope this helps!

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added over 4 years ago

I've successfully used the bottom of a small, heavy pot. Also, the side of a meat cleaver works.

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added over 4 years ago

I have a wonderful bird's eye maple rolling pin that does a much better job than my mallet. Wood rebounds much nicer and you get to hear the "bonk" as well.