Top Cooking Chicken Hacks That Will Change Everything!
If you have ever prepared a chicken breast yourself, then you know it can be a little bit icky to handle and cook. Luckily, TikTok user Raising Krazies has swooped in to help with one of the best chicken breast hacks you didn’t know you needed.
Her incredibly easy trick is all about removing those tough white parts along the breast, which are tendons. All you need is an ordinary fork and a paper towel, too. That means no extra or special kitchen utensils are required. The best part is with her technique, you can remove the entire tendon in one pass, and we like anything that’s that easy.
To actually use the hack, all you have to do is locate the tendon, which should have a white, ropey end dangling near the edge of the meat. Then, take a fork and place it over the tendon end. The prongs of the fork should also rest along either side of the white tendon. Next, use the paper towel to grip the tendon well and simply pull it. The entire piece of tissue should slip right out of the chicken breast without too much trouble.
But the easy chicken hacks don’t have to stop with removing the tendon. When it comes to some dishes, the way the chicken is prepared or cut is key to success and enjoyment. Chicken dishes like chicken fajitas and stir fries require careful preparation. For these meals to come together, chicken is usually cut into very thin strips, but as anyone who has attempted this knows, the task can prove quite difficult. One way to get the strips super thin is to freeze the chicken slightly before cutting it. This will make the chicken firmer, which also makes it easier to cut into such thin strips.
Another one of our favorite hacks is for turning wings into boneless wings with ease. The key to pulling this off is to find the small bone in the wing first. Once you have the end of it and can wiggle it out, do the same with the large bone. It might take some twisting and pulling to get them both out. But, the extra effort will pay off when you are eating easy, boneless wings.
No matter what kind of chicken you prefer, or how you enjoy cooking it most, there are tons of shortcuts to explore and road test in your own kitchen. Whether it is a “why didn’t I think of that?” hack, or a new method for tenderizing or keeping moisture in the meat, it’s worth giving it a try. Who knows? Your chicken game may be forever changed.