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Why do people pound chicken breasts flat before cooking?

As a cooking enthusiast, I've always wondered why people pound chicken breasts flat before cooking them. After some research, I discovered that it's mainly done to even out the thickness, which ensures the chicken cooks evenly and quickly. Pounding the meat also tenderizes it, making it more flavorful and juicy. Additionally, it's a popular technique used in many recipes, like Chicken Parmesan and Chicken Piccata, to achieve the perfect texture. So, the next time you see someone flatten their chicken breast, you'll know they're not just doing it for fun but to ensure a delicious and tender meal.

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