Cracklin’ Chicken

Nom Nom Paleo's Cracklin' Chicken is weeknight staple! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Nom Nom Paleo’s Cracklin Chicken is Cooper’s currently favorite dinner.  Heck, it’s one of my favorites too!  I am so happy that it’s got a place in our meal rotation because it’s a meal that takes a minimal amount of effort with maximum results.

Nom Nom Paleo's Cracklin' Chicken is weeknight staple! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.comThis recipe is included in one of my new favorite cookbooks-

Ready or Not! 150+ Make-Ahead, Make-Over and Make-Now Recipes

Seriously. If you have to make dinner for your family GET THIS BOOK. It will make you want to get into the kitchen. Promise.

Recipes I want to make include: Buffalo Cauliflower Things, Salt & Pepper Fried Pork Chops, Pressure Cooker Bo Ssäm, Chicken Curry in a Hurry, Thai Roast Chicken, Pressure Cooker Salsa Chicken, Sheet Pan Sausage Supper, and Mango Turmeric Tonic!

 

Nom Nom Paleo's Cracklin' Chicken is weeknight staple! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

The chicken is juicy and crispy!! Around here I serve it with rice & broccoli. It’s fantastic with a little teriyaki sauce on top. Thank you for such a brilliant recipe, Michelle!!

Let’s gather our ingredients. LOOK AT HOW SIMPLE IT IS.

THREE INGREDIENTS.

Nom Nom Paleo's Cracklin' Chicken is weeknight staple! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Four tools needed:

kitchen shears

meat masher

cast iron skillet

wire rack

Nom Nom Paleo's Cracklin' Chicken is weeknight staple! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Debone/flatten chicken. Leave the skin on. That’s what makes it cracklin’!

Cook in batches. 3-4 at a time. Don’t overcrowd pan. 7-10 minutes skin side down.

Nom Nom Paleo's Cracklin' Chicken is weeknight staple! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Flip it over. Cook the other side.

Nom Nom Paleo's Cracklin' Chicken is weeknight staple! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Check out how crispy it turns out!

Nom Nom Paleo's Cracklin' Chicken is weeknight staple! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Uhh huhhh. That’s right.

Nom Nom Paleo's Cracklin' Chicken is weeknight staple! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Serve with your favorite sauces.

Nom Nom Paleo's Cracklin' Chicken is weeknight staple! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

That’s if any makes it to a plate! You’ll have a hard time not sampling!

Nom Nom Paleo's Cracklin' Chicken is weeknight staple! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

I kinda wanna dip some in buffalo wing sauce….think about it!

 

Cracklin’ Chicken

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serves 4

recipe from Ready or Not! 

  • 8 bone-in skin-on chicken thighs (about 4 lbs.)
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt, divided
  • 2 tablespoons ghee or avocado oil

Blot the chicken dry and starting at one end of each thigh, carefully cut out the bone with a pair of sharp kitchen shears. Flatten each thigh with a meat pounder (or cut a gash in the thickest part so each thigh will lay totally flat). Flip the thighs skin-side up and sprinkle with 1/2 tablespoon salt.

Heat ghee in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, place three to four thighs skin side down in the pan in a single layer. Do not overcrowd.  Season the tops of the chicken and fry for 7 to 10 minutes or until the skin is crispy and golden. Flip the thighs and cook for 3 more minutes or until cooked through. Transfer crispy thighs to a wire rack and rest. Continue process with remaining chicken thighs. Slice and serve.

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  • Kaley

    That looks amazing! I may have missed this post, but do you make your own ghee?

    • Tracy

      I’ve made my own ghee before! Yes. It’s pretty easy. This ghee was store bought though!

  • Jere

    Thank goodness I got to the recipe..I saw the picture of the shears and panicked. Because I saw Ina butterfly a chicken and yesterday I decided I could do that..Wrongo..In no way did my finished work look like a butterfly..more like it had been run over by a Mack 18 wheeler. Then i scrolled down to your directions and sighed and said Good..only cut out the bone…easy. The chicken looks delicious and the recipe book sounds better even. Give Ella a hug..maybe two. Jere

  • Maggie

    I made the Buffalo Cauliflower Things this week – super easy and delicious!

  • Libby

    These look delicious and I can’t wait to make them.
    But those salt and pepper fried porkchops sound so good, too!

  • Emily

    I made this last night. So yummy and unbelievable easy! So much so that I’m making it again tonight!

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