Chicken with perfectly crispy skin is practically a Southern culinary institution. Unfortunately, it's oh-so-easy to mess up and get stuck with soft chewy chicken skin. How unappetizing! To avoid this downer, we have a simple but life-changing hack to share with you. We'll also offer some tips for grilling and baking crispy chicken. You'll be eggs-cited to show off your new skills at your next BBQ!
It's quite simple once you think about it, but the simple trick to perfectly crispy skin is to not marinate it. That's right, when you want to end up with chicken your guests won't stop "clucking" about, simply don't let whatever marinade you're using touch the skin. We'll break down this game-changing tip into a couple steps for maximum ease.
Pour your marinade of choice into the shallow baking dish, making sure not to overfill it.
Carefully place your pieces of chicken into the dish, leaving the skin side up so it's not exposed to the marinade.
Next, let marinate in the fridge uncovered. This allows the skin to dry up a bit more for extra crispy goodness. Now you're ready to prepare some amazing crispy chicken!
Now that you know how to keep skin crispy, we have a couple pointers for our two favorite methods of cooking chicken.
So as you can see, it's possible to nail that perfectly crispy skin that chicken is known for. Simply use our foolproof tip with the right cooking method and the right choice of meat cut and you'll be the talk of the town!