A simple, step-by-step guide on how to butterfly chicken breasts. This is my go-to, easy way to do stuffed chicken. Yes, those little roll-ups are precious, but they also take more time.
Step one: Put your chicken breast on a chopping board and, with your hand flat on top of it, use a sharp knife to slice into one side of the breast, starting at the thicker end and ending at the thin point. Be careful not to cut all the way through to the other side.
Hints and tips for how to butterfly chicken. Using a sharp knife, make a lengthwise slit from the thickest side of a chicken breast to within 1/2 inch of the opposite side. Open chicken so it lies flat; cover with plastic wrap. Use the flat side of a meat mallet to flatten to the desired thickness.