I'm all about convenience, so I know how tempting those "thin cut" pre-packaged chicken cutlets can be. What a lot of people don't know is how simple it is to make your own using boneless, skinless chicken breast halves. Not only is it easy but if you spend a few extra minutes making your own cutlets you'll save a few extra bucks on your next grocery trip.

Here's how to cut your own cutlets:


1. Lay one boneless, skinless, chicken breast flat on a cutting board.  Holding the chicken flat with the palm of your hand, cut horizontally through the thickest side of breast.

2. Pull the breast open like a book and continue to cut horizontally, separating it into two halves.

3. Place a piece of plastic wrap over the top of the two halves. Using a meat mallet or the heel of your hand, lightly pound each piece to desired thickness.Here are some of my personal favorite Cooking Light chicken cutlet recipes:- Crispy Chicken Cutlets with Butter-Chive PastaChicken with Pepperoni-Marinara SauceChicken Cutlets with Mushrooms and Pearl Onions

Now get cookin'!

Tell us in the comments: What's your favorite chicken cutlet recipe?

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