Despite my best efforts, my kitchen (and sometimes the chicken) always looks like a war zone after pounding 8 or 10 breasts. Maybe this is just a messy job, but I think there must be something I'm missing.
I've tried using mallets, both metal and wooden The meat always gets stuck to the pounding surface and the mallet. I've tried putting the meat inside a plastic sandwich bag or freezer bag; the bag is always ripping and falling apart before the meat is flat. Wax paper is about the same.
I've also tried rolling pins. Even got a "non-stick" one. This way is even more hopeless for me, because the meat either slides around on the surface or sticks to the pin (doesn't matter if I use flour).
Surely there must be a combination of tools and techniques that would allow me to complete this task without requiring 20 minutes of constant cursing and an extra hour of cleanup.
Can anyone point me in the right direction?