Snack Essentials: Baked Chicken Skins

Andy Anderson !


We are all probably familiar with pork rinds… well, these tasty treats are more akin to bacon.

You go shopping for chicken, and there is a sale on skin-on chicken thighs, so you purchase a bunch; however, the recipe you have calls for skinless thighs. So, you strip off the skin, and throw it away… don’t do that.

Stick it in the freezer, and when you have a bit of time, make some yummy baked chicken skins.

This recipe is totally easy/peasy.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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5 Min
40 Min



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    the skin from the breast or thighs of a fresh chicken
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    salt, kosher variety
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    black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
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    olive oil, extra virgin

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    a good dipping sauce, like honey, or good mustard

How to Make Snack Essentials: Baked Chicken Skins


  2. Gather your ingredients.
  3. Spread the chicken skin out on a flat surface, and sprinkle with some salt.
  4. Allow to rest for 30 minutes.
  5. Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 325f (165c).
  6. Use a paper towel, to wipe off the salt, and any moisture that has accumulated.
  7. Cut the chicken skin into strips; similar to slices of bacon, brush with the oil, and sprinkle of a bit of pepper
  8. Place a cooling rack on a baking sheet, lined with parchment paper, and lay the chicken skin on the rack.
  9. Place in the preheated oven, and bake until nice and crisp, about 35 – 45 minutes.
  11. Serve with some honey, or mustard. Enjoy.
  12. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Snack Essentials: Baked Chicken Skins

Course/Dish: Poultry Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids

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