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Old 12-19-2008, 05:08 AM   #1
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Cooking chicken with skin?

Do you leave the skin on or off i have never known the real answer to this.

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Old 12-19-2008, 05:26 AM   #2
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I always prefer the skin on, and the bones still in. The skin keeps the chicken moist and the bones impart lots and lots of flavour.
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Old 12-19-2008, 06:53 AM   #3
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There is no real answer. It is personal preference. I love the skin. There is no right or wrong way though. It is whatever you like.
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Old 12-19-2008, 06:55 AM   #4
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I like the skin on with preparations that result in dry crispy skin. I do not like it in dishes where the skin ends up soft and wet.
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Old 12-19-2008, 07:08 AM   #5
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You want to leave the skin on during cooking, but remove it before serving. It is healthier that way, but I do prefer a nice crisp skin myself.
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Old 12-19-2008, 07:30 AM   #6
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For me it's how it is cook...If the method causes crisp skin...I leave it on.
If the opposite is true then I remove the skin prior to cooking!
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Old 12-19-2008, 07:33 AM   #7
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Also, you may want to remove as many of the fatty deposits that you can get to without removing the skin prior to cooking. Around where the base of the neck was, and what ever you can get to in the thigh area.
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Old 12-19-2008, 09:29 AM   #8
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When grillin' chicken...

...you salt the chicken heavily and grill it. The skin becomes a browning bag and holds in the juices. When done, I discard the skin and enjoy a great meal.
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Old 12-19-2008, 10:56 AM   #9
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I just cannot bring myself to throw out good chicken skin!! If I am trying to be good then I just buy boneless/skinless....otherwise I will eat it and LOVE it!
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Also, you may want to remove as many of the fatty deposits that you can get to without removing the skin prior to cooking. Around where the base of the neck was, and what ever you can get to in the thigh area.
I also try to remove as much fat as I can I love crispy chicken and turkey skin wont eat if it's soft.
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