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Knife Skills: Slice Your Own Chicken Cutlets

Skip the pre-sliced cutlets and do it yourself with skinless, boneless breast halves

Fine Cooking Issue 56

Most markets carry packages of thinly sliced chicken breast, which are also called chicken cutlets. Although they’re convenient, these pre-sliced cutlets are often very poorly trimmed, and sometimes they appear to come from oversized, tough breasts. You can get better, more consistent results by buying boneless, skinless breasts and taking a few extra minutes of trimming and slicing.

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