How to Make Homemade Chicharrón Piel de Pollo

Updated on August 1, 2019
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How to make homemade chicharrón piel de pollo
How to make homemade chicharrón piel de pollo | Source

Chicharrón piel de pollo is a Spanish dish that is made with chicken skins. It is basically the chicken version of chicharrón de cerdo. Best served as an appetizer or snack, you can enjoy this dish with many different dips.

When I make this recipe, I often make my own breading mix; however, you can easily use any store-bought breading mix. After that, salt and pepper are all you need to make this delicious snack.

I love to serve this with my homemade spicy soy-vinegar dip.

Ingredients for chicharrón piel de pollo
Ingredients for chicharrón piel de pollo | Source


  • chicken skin
  • store-bought breading mix
  • homemade spicy soy-vinegar dip
  • salt
  • pepper
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Utensils for the ingredients
Utensils for the ingredients | Source
Utensils for cooking
Utensils for cooking | Source


For Preparing the Ingredients:

  • Large bowl
  • Medium bowl

For Cooking the Chicharron:

  • Frying pan
  • Strainer spoon

Crispy Fried Chicken Skin and Chicharon Step-by-Step Procedure


  1. Cut piel de pollo (chicken skins) into bite-size pieces. Lightly season with salt and pepper.
  2. Prepare the hot pan with oil.
  3. Dredge the chicken skins in the breading mix.
  4. Fry until golden brown.
  5. Best served with homemade spicy soy-vinegar dip.

Finished Product

Chicharrón piel de pollo with homemade spicy soy-vinegar dip and tomatoes
Chicharrón piel de pollo with homemade spicy soy-vinegar dip and tomatoes | Source

Tips and Techniques

  1. Use paper towel or strainer to remove excess oil.
  2. Do not cover the platter or container where you place the chicharrón. This will help maintain its crunchiness.
  3. Add any other seasonings to the chicken skin if preferred.
  4. Serve it with any vegetables to balance the dish.
  5. Try chicharrón de cerdo for the pork version of this recipe.

Questions & Answers

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      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        13 months ago from California

        Hello Liz,

        Yes, you can also make use of leftover chicken for ths recipe. It is unhealthy, but it's so delicious!

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        Liz Westwood 

        13 months ago from UK

        We had roast chicken yesterday.My daughter was carving it and gave the dog the chicken skin. This definitely gives us another option for its use.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        14 months ago from California

        Hi Eric,

        Mexicans have different version as well. Actually, they have versions in different places.

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        Eric Dierker 

        14 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

        That is very cool. I did not know that the Mexican version actually came from Spain. These sure look good.


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