Crispy chicken skin with benefits

Rendering fat from meat is a zero-waste and tasty way to make the most your chicken
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  • chicken skin
  • salt go crazy with smoked salt if you have it...


  • frying pan
  • tongs
  • jar/little pot for storing leftover fat


  • Place the chicken skins in the frying pan and salt them well. Turn the heat to medium and gently cook the skins through.
  • It will take about 20-30 minutes to get the skins crispy, gently pulling the skin so that it's as thin as possible.
  • When you are happy with the crispiness, eat. You can store them but they are best served warm, maybe with a little extra salt.

The fat

  • Pour the fat into a jar and store in the fridge. It will keep for around a week or so. Use the chicken fat instead of any butter or vegetable oil if you're making a soup or stew.