Basic cooking tips to fillet chicken breast – how to cut chicken breast fillet by the kitchen knife. Learn how to fillet chicken breast and how to cut a chicken breast with a knife for the grill or to make a chicken schnitzel!
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1) remove skin and bone, then cut the breast in two equal parts lengthwise along the median line
2) firmly press a chicken breast half on the chopper so that it does not move while cutting it
3) use a very sharp knife and cut meat in two pieces lengthwise, keeping the blade parallel to the chopper
4) proceed in the same way with the other half of chicken breast
An experienced person in the kitchen can smile when seeing the title of this video tutorial, but someone who is just starting to learn the secrets of gastronomy will definitely want to know how to cut the whole chicken breast into fillets.
If you are going to use a smaller chicken breast (150 g/5.5 oz maximum weigh), cut chicken breast just in two halves, without making fillets.
When you make very thin fillets, they will dry and the grill or schnitzel won’t be juicy at all.
If you fillet turkey breast, cut 3-4 fillets, depending on the breast size. Too thick fillets will cause schnitzel to remain raw inside.
Before grilling or frying a schnitzel, season with salt the chicken or turkey breast fillets and wait for about 30 minutes.
The salt will be absorbed in the meat and the grill, respectively the schnitzel will be much tastier.
Proceed the same with the pepper (I recommend using white pepper) if you want a spicier taste.
Enjoy turkey or chicken breast cutlets!
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