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Trim time in the kitchen on meal preparation with this simple trick

Trim time in the kitchen on meal preparation with this simple trick

Cooking meat can be the most time-consuming part of preparing dinner. But it doesn’t have to be. In this episode of Cup of Content, host Roni Proter explains how she trims valuable time off meal prep with a few slices of a knife and a little plastic wrap.

By cutting and pounding chicken breasts in advance, the smaller, thinner cutlets are ready to use any time she needs them — and for any recipe that calls for them.

First she removes the fat, then slices the breast in half diagonally. After covering the chicken with plastic wrap while still on the cutting board, she pounds it thin.

She recommends dredging the chicken pieces in a favorite coating, or just wrapping them up tight in plastic and freezing as is. Then there is meat at the ready for the next time you need to cook a meal for the family. The smaller, thinner pieces thaw more quickly than the whole chicken breast, saving you precious time in the kitchen.

To see all of the steps, watch the video.

Chicken breasts on a cutting board
Slice up a chicken breast into smaller pieces and pound flat before freezing. iStock
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