How to Cut a Pocket in Piece of Meat

Learn how to safely cut a pocket in a piece of meat so it's ready for stuffing.

When making a pocket in meat or poultry for stuffing, it is important to make the opening small, but the pocket wide enough to accommodate the filling. Insert the tip of a thin bladed knife in the center of the meat side. Slice them parallel to the cutting board. Leave the hole as small as possible. Slice inside the meat until the pocket extends to within half an inch from the outside of the meat.