Crunchy Cracklins Chicken Breast Recipe: This Tasty Chicken Recipe Cooks in 5 Minutes by Donna John

Poultry Dinner
a year ago

Crunchy Cracklins Chicken Breast Recipe: This Tasty Chicken Recipe Cooks in 5 Minutes

Pork rinds, fried pork skins, cracklins, chicharrones. Whatever you call those crispy, crunchy nuggets of fried pork goodness, they are a great coating for fried foods. After the success of my thin-cut Italian chicken breasts recipe, finding new ways to use this cut of chicken became a priority. And here is another crunchy-as-all-get-out recipe!

You can use regular fried pork skins or spicy pork skins for this easy chicken recipe. If you use spicy chicharrones, you may want to cut back or omit the chili powder or use paprika instead to season the chicken breast. Serve this crunchy chicken with a grain and your favorite vegetable

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4


Here's how to make it:

  1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with the chili powder or paprika, to taste. Drizzle with a little olive oil. Flip the chicken over and repeat on the other side.
  2. Crush the pork rinds and put them on a plate. (If you have a large bag of pork rinds, you will not need the whole bag.)
  3. Heat a little olive oil in a skillet. (I used about 2 tablespoons.) Dredge the chicken in the crushed pork skins, pressing so they adhere.
  4. Put the chicken into the hot oil. Cook the chicken for about 3 to 4 minutes on the first side or until very golden brown and crispy.
  5. Flip the chicken over and cook about 1 more minute or until cooked through and crispy on both sides. (You may need to add more olive oil during the cooking process.)

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This is an awesomely crunchy idea...
Elisa Schmitz
Grew up eating chicharrones and absolutely love this idea, Donna John ! You are so creative. Thanks for upping the crunch factor!

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