11) Chill Your Chicken
This might seem counter-intuitive, but if you need to slice chicken breasts or other cuts, put them in the freezer for 10-20 minutes prior to doing so. Or, if the chicken is already frozen, slice it up before it is completely thawed. Raw chicken can actually be a huge pain to slice because it is slippery and a bit mushy. Keeping it still enough to keep the pieces reasonably even can be a challenge. The freezer firms the chicken enough to make it easier to keep in place and chop into proper portions. As an added bonus, your fingers will be less sticky. Make sure your knives are properly sharpened and that all surfaces are thoroughly cleaned afterwards as raw chicken carries the risk of salmonella, listeria, E. Coli, and other pathogens.
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