From Thomas Keller's MasterClass

Sauté: Chicken Paillard

Chef Keller teaches you his paillard technique through this versatile, light dish finished with a sauce you’ll learn in Chapter 19: Vinaigrettes. Learn how to pound out a protein for a thin cut and how to execute a quick sauté.

Topics include: Sauté: Chicken Paillard

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Chef Keller teaches you his paillard technique through this versatile, light dish finished with a sauce you’ll learn in Chapter 19: Vinaigrettes. Learn how to pound out a protein for a thin cut and how to execute a quick sauté.

Topics include: Sauté: Chicken Paillard

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As a follow-up to his first MasterClass, Chef Thomas Keller devotes his second cooking class to beef, duck, chicken, pork, and veal, and the techniques he uses to prepare them. Learn to sauté, pan and oven roast, braise, fry, and grill, and how to select the best cut of meat for each technique with confidence. Then, learn to make the stocks and sauces that are essentials in Chef Keller’s restaurant kitchens.

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Outstanding! I am already decent cook, but TK helped me so much!

Chef Keller has helped transform every meal I make. Refinement, flavour, and presentation are considered at every step of the preparation.

Very much improved my understanding of sauce bases and how to make a few staples transform into any sauce you may need.

Great insight on meats and sauces. It gave me additional perspective above and beyond what I already knew!

Comments

A fellow student

perfect instructions.. thank you. Had to put a little more flavour in the chicken, but the sauce vierge was a game changer never tasted anything like it.

Ronald Z.

Enjoyed it. I'm always learning something from Chef Kellerman, such as the detail about when to salt the salad. This is a revelation to me, as I've always salted the salad first and know that the salt just falls to the bottom of the bowl.

A fellow student

I salted both sides of the chicken. Never thought a recipe that used so much oil would feel so light to eat! I think baring the chicken as he does in the lesson to speed up the cooking helps it get done faster and decreases the risk that it ends up dry. Also, massaging the oil into the arugula made a WORLD of difference. I

Sally T.

Layered flavor profile that went well with a Carignane we poured. Did a family style plating for this one. I added some leftover potatoes and it made a wonderful, light meal. The technique of making the chicken is so flavorful. I used small, organic chicken breasts and it does make a difference. Found some locally grown chickens for sale at a farm nearby so looking forward to trying these recipes again. This is a keeper. Ended up using leftover sauce vierge in angel hair pasta with shrimp for another meal. Such a versatile sauce.

A fellow student

Excellent lesson, I noticed Chef only seasoned one side of the protein and then it seemed he laid the seasoned side up. Interesting technique.

Dustin B.

When I handle chicken I always wash my hands before handling anything else. I noticed he didn't do that. Is washing my hands unnecessary? I've always thought raw chicken could carry salmonella.

Alex B.

Well, I had some issues. My paillard had the fibers a little bit "spread" or opened, but the worst is that was dry! any thoughts?

Deirdre

Just made this for lunch. It was great! I now have a much better way to enjoy chicken breast. Chef Keller is an excellent teacher. I know because I’m back for Part 2 having learned so much in Part 1. Thank you.

Michael R.

I've never been able to eat an arugula salad before today... this was simply spectacular in every facet. Watched the video in the morning and had this meal the same evening! Had most of the ingredients on hand, had to buy just a few. Relatively simple in its design, the payoff was worth more than amount of effort put into its preparation. Looking forward to more great meals!

Ian M.

Incredibly didactic - Chef Keller is born to teach as much as he's born to cook.