Fried Chicken Skins

by Irvin on February 16, 2015 · 4 comments

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These deep fried chicken skins served with smoked honey are easy to make and taste every bit as good as they sound and look!

Fried Chicken Skins with Smoked Honey. Photo and Recipe by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

I didn’t actually mean for it to be a decadent day of food. But somehow AJ and I ended up getting slow-fast food for all our meals. Slow because the meals were either made at home or bought out at places that used quality ingredients. But fast because…well they were fast food items like burgers, pizza and fried chicken. Well, fried chicken skins actually. Yeah after a trip to Las Vegas where I sampled deep fried chicken skins with smoked honey, I had to make some fried chicken skins for myself! (Jump directly to the recipe.)

Deep Fried Chicken Skins with Smoked Honey. Recipe and photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

AJ had gone on a long bike ride earlier that day and whenever he goes cycling for an extended ride (anything for 75 miles) he gets a craving for a burger. We go to a local burger chain here in San Francisco, one that has a higher price point than your usual fast food establishment, but also uses grass fed beef that they grind in-house as well as use free-range eggs (which we always add, over easy please!) and house-made buns. It’s very San Francisco and we’re lucky we have that option.

AJ eating a Super Duper burger. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

Of course we had invited over one of AJ’s cycling buddies who we haven’t seen in awhile to watch Star Wars (the original one, Episode IV otherwise known as A New Hope) because apparently he hadn’t seen it before. Something AJ felt needed to be rectified, complete with near running commentary (Han shot first!). I opted to make pizza for all of us, but I had also recently special ordered chicken skins from my local butcher and they had come in. I figured deep fried chicken skins served with my smoked honey as appetizers would round out our slow-fast food day, though maybe they would be too much? Nope. They were just perfect. As AJ probably would have responded if I had even questioned the logic in making them…”I find your lack of faith disturbing.”

Fried Chicken Skins. Served with homemade smoked honey. Recipe and Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

If you like this fried chicken skin recipe, check out some of my other fried chicken recipes:

Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken
Korean Fried Chicken (which is actually baked not fried!)
Honey Fried Chicken Wings
Pok Pok Wings Recipe

And check out some of these other fried chicken recipes from around the web:
Just Hungry’s Karaage Chicken (Japanese Fried Chicken)
Appetite for China’s Chicken Lollipops
Jun Blog’s version of Ad Hoc Fried Chicken
Shutterbean’s Honey Mustard Fried Chicken Sliders
Food Republic’s Mexican Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken Skins Recipe. An awesome appetizer, served with smoked honey! Recipe and Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.
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The Suzzzz February 16, 2015 at 6:50 am

#1 – Deep fried chicken skins? You are evil.
#2 – Runny egg yolk is the most under rated condiment in world, long live runny egg yolk.
#3 – How does any American make it to adulthood without seeing the original Star Wars trilogy?


Nikki @ Nik Snacks February 16, 2015 at 10:37 am

Mmm! I love you And these chicken skins today.


Kari February 19, 2015 at 11:18 am

These look amazing! So glad you put it with the smoked honey!


mymansbelly February 20, 2015 at 7:06 am

I make fried chicken skins in the oven. They fry up in their own fat. They’re sooooo addicting. I can only image how good actual fried chicken skins are. And I can’t wait to make that smoked honey.


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