If you have a meat mallet, you may use it to smash the meat into smaller pieces. For those who don’t have one, you may use a rolling pin, the back of a pan, or even the bottom of a large mason jar, depending on how big the chicken is. Placing the breasts in plastic wrap or wax paper and pounding them until they are all of the same thickness is recommended.
If you want to use a meat mallet, that’s OK, but I find them to be a little too light in my opinion. As you can see in the video, I fill an old wine bottle halfway with water and use it as a pounder. Move each hit slightly, working from the middle of the breast outwards towards the margins of the chest.
Do you need a mallet to flatten meat?
It’s common knowledge that the first item you go for when flattening meat for schnitzel or stuffing chicken breasts is a heavy kitchen mallet. However, it is not the only instrument that may be used to complete the task. Here are ten different methods of flattening meat without the use of a mallet.