Cracklin’ Chicken

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 20 min 4
Cracklin’ Chicken
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8 thigh(s) Chicken thighs, with skin (approximately 4 lbs)
1 tbsp Kosher salt
2 tsp Ghee
2 tsp PC Roast chicken seasoning (any seasoning blend of choice; optional)


  1. Blot the chicken dry with a paper towel. Then, starting at one end of each thigh, use a sharp pair of kitchen shears to carefully cut out the bone, making sure you don’t cut through the meat. Stay as close to the bone as possible. When you get to the other end, trim around the joint and cartilage and remove the bone.
  2. If extra skin or fat is flapping around and hanging off the thighs, you can trim it off as well. But don’t cut too much away, because the skin will shrink when you fry it.
  3. Flatten the chicken with a meat pounder (or cut a gash in the thickest part of each thigh piece with your scissors) to ensure uniform cooking.
  4. Turn the chicken skin-side-up, and sprinkle salt on the skin.
  5. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Melt the ghee in the pan and place four chicken thighs skin-side down in the hot pan.
  6. Season the meat side with your favorite seasoning blend. If your seasoning blend of choice doesn’t include salt, you may want to add a bit more kosher salt to the chicken.
  7. Let the skin fry undisturbed until crispy and golden brown (around 7-10 minutes), rotating the pan 90 degrees at the halfway point to make sure the heat from the burner is uniformly distributed.
  8. Flip the chicken and cook for 3 more minutes or until cooked through. Transfer the chicken to a wire rack and rest ’em for 5 minutes.
  9. Repeat the steps above with the four remaining thighs. When you’re ready to eat, slice them up and dig in!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 852
Calories from fat 595
Calories from saturated fat 168
Total Fat 66 g
Saturated Fat 18.7 g
Trans Fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 13.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 27.3 g
Cholesterol 383 mg
Sodium 2101 mg
Potassium 794 mg
Total Carbohydrate 0.5 g
Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
Sugars 0.0 g
Protein 64 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 4.3

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