The Trick to Making a Crispy Chicken Thigh
Behold! The most coveted of keto dinner items and I’ve unlocked the secret to coming away with a crispy chicken thigh every time. There are a couple of key aspects to getting the perfect crispy chicken thigh which I’ll share with you in this post. Chicken thigh’s are a keto staple due to their relatively cheap price tag along with the high fat content provided by the skin, which we plan on crisping to perfection!
Moisture – The Enemy!
Moisture is the enemy of crispiness, everyone knows it. Now how do we go about getting a super dry skin, perfect for crispifying without drying out the whole thigh? It’s simple. You want to set the thighs out with a healthy sprinkling of salt for about 1 hour prior to cooking. Skin side up. This will draw all of the moisture out of the chicken skin. By the time you check back an hour later you should notice water visible on top of the skin. Just prior to cooking pat the skin dry with a paper towel. The drier the crispier!
Season Under the Skin
Aside from getting the skin as dry as possible, this is the 2nd step to crispiness and flavor. Tuck a generous handful of seasonings under the skin. This will not only provide flavor, but will also ensure separation between meat and skin. This will allow for the skin to get extra crispy and the meat to be nice and tender.
Chop and Serve
You can serve the thighs in their whole form, but I love cutting these into big chunks and serving them over some buttery cauliflower rice. This provides a great cross section in which you can see all the delicious seasonings underneath the skin, the crispy chicken thigh skin itself, and the moist meat below! The perfect keto meal is served!
NUTRITION (per thigh)
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NET CARBS: 0g
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