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Chicken Cracklings Recipe

Looking to learn how to make the best homemade Chicken Cracklings? Our quick & easy step by step recipe for crispy chicken skin is a perfect poultry snack.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Cracklings, Chicken Skin Recipe, Cracklings
Servings: 4
Calories: 793kcal


  • mixing bowl
  • measuring spoons
  • baking sheet


  • 8 Chicken thighs
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp Onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • In a large bowl toss chicken thighs in vegetable oil, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • Place chicken thighs skin side up on a baking sheet. Bake for 35 minutes, until chicken skin is light brown and just starting to get crispy.
  • Let chicken thighs cool for 10 minutes so you can remove the skin by slipping them off the thigh meat.
  • Place chicken cracklings exterior skin side up on a baking sheet and return to oven for 10-15 more minutes. Skin should be dark brown and crispy before removing from the oven.
  • Cool chicken cracklings on paper towel and serve at room temperature.


Calories: 793kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.7g | Protein: 34.1g | Fat: 71.4g | Saturated Fat: 20.7g | Cholesterol: 220mg | Sodium: 991mg | Potassium: 10mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 2.2g | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 2mg