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How to Make Homemade Chicharrón Piel de Pollo (Fried Chicken Skins)

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Discover how to make homemade chicharrón piel de pollo.

Discover how to make homemade chicharrón piel de pollo.

Chicharrón piel de pollo is a Spanish dish that is made with chicken skins. It is basically the chicken version of chicharrón de cerdo. It's best served as an appetizer or snack, and 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.

The ingredients for chicharrón piel de pollo are very simple.

The ingredients for chicharrón piel de pollo are very simple.

Ingredients

  • 300 grams chicken skins
  • 65 grams store-bought breading mix
  • pinch salt
  • pinch pepper
  • homemade spicy soy-vinegar dip, as needed

Utensils

For Preparing the Ingredients:

  • Large bowl
  • Medium bowl

For Cooking the Chicharron:

  • Frying pan
  • Strainer spoon

Instructions

  1. Cut piel de pollo (chicken skins) into bite-sized 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. Serve with a homemade spicy soy-vinegar dip.

Step-by-Step Video

Tips and Techniques

  1. Use a paper towel or strainer to remove the excess oil.
  2. Do not cover the platter or container where you place the chicharrón. This will help it stay crunchy.
  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.
The finished product: chicharrón piel de pollo with homemade spicy soy-vinegar dip and tomatoes.

The finished product: chicharrón piel de pollo with homemade spicy soy-vinegar dip and tomatoes.

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Comments

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on August 27, 2018:

Hello Liz,

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

Liz Westwood from UK on August 27, 2018:

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.

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on August 24, 2018:

Hi Eric,

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

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on August 24, 2018:

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