If you prep and cook a lot of poultry at home, you might find at some point that you need to trim away chicken skin. When this happens, don’t even think about tossing those skins away! Save them instead to make an addictive, crave-worthy crackling.
Chicken skin is a popular fried snack, but Jennifer Lee of food blog Kirbie’s Cravings proves chicken skins can taste just as awesome when baked using a simple, foolproof process:
Dry chicken skins with paper towels. Lay skins down on parchment paper and sprinkle seasoning on surface of each skin. Take another sheet of parchment paper and lay on top of skins, completely covering them. Take another baking sheet of the same size and place on top of weigh down the skins. This keeps the skins flat during cooking and also prevents oil splattering in your oven. Bake for 15 minutes.
And with no added fat, this actually makes for a pretty wholesome snack. Chicken skin gets a bad rap for being unhealthy, but most of the fat in chicken skin turns out to be healthy fat. Take that, gribenes and chicharrones!
We love this snack with a simple seasoning of salt and pepper, but it would probably be a fun vehicle for all sorts of toppings, from chili and garlic powder to dried olive and miso. The full recipe can be found at the link below.
Chicken Cracklings | Kirbie’s Cravings