butterly chicken breast

Butterfly Chicken Breast

Place the boneless chicken breast on the cutting surface with its skin side facing downward. If the piece has any tenderloin -- a small piece of connected meat and tissue -- tear it away from the breast.

Turn the breast back over and position it so that its tip is facing you and the thin side faces opposite of your cutting hand.
 
Place your non-cutting hand on top of the breast. Insert your knife into the thickest part of the breast. Using a sweeping motion, slice into the breast until the knife reaches the middle. Make sure that the knife is cutting through two equal thicknesses of the breast.
 
Place one hand on a side of the cut chicken breast and open it like a book. If the breast does not lay flat on the cutting surface, slice the inside of the breast slightly.