I have discovered a great tip for chicken that is frugal and portion-control-friendly. A new recipe I was making recently called for very thinly sliced chicken breasts. Since I don’t have one of those meat hammer things (Yes, I’m very technically-savvy where kitchen tools are concerned. You know that thing I’m talking about, though.), I simply sliced the breast in half length-wise.
Wow! Simple, but this has been a wonderful revelation. The benefits of slicing the breasts in half include:
- Better portion control for those of us watching what we eat
- The smaller size is perfect for kids (and the hubby can just have seconds)
- Very economical – I can get eight breasts instead of four out of a typical package
- The thinly sliced breasts absorb marinades more quickly
- They cook faster
Ever since I discovered that the half slices fill the kids and I up with less waste and cook faster, I’ve been doing this for all our meals calling for chicken breasts. It’s been a great money and calorie saver.