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Should I remove the chicken skin?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created April 24, 2013 at 2:19 AM

The skin is my favorite part of eating chicken no doubt about it. But some recipes instruct you to "remove excess fat and skin" Is this for a genuine culinary purpose, does it cook differently in some recipes if its not skinless chicken? Or more lipophobia we are looking at here?

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

Downvoted because chicken skin tastes Amazing.

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on July 03, 2013
at 12:03 AM

The fatty acid profile of chicken skin is not that bad. Egg yolks and chicken skins are higher in PUFA s than beef and pork but they are natural animal fats.

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on July 02, 2013
at 06:36 PM

PUFAs are not inherently unhealthy and blanket-condemning them means you'll miss out on some delicious food. As always, this advice is useless without context: if the asker is eating chicken every day (for whatever reason) then yes, they'd be advised to avoid the chicken skin so they don't throw O3:O6 ratios out of whack. However, if they're eating pastured ruminants on a regular basis and getting their oily fish, they'll be fine eating chicken skin once a week or so.

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on April 25, 2013
at 02:05 PM

aw, sorry. I buy about half and half myself. I do really like chicken skin but I can really tell the difference between conventional and old school. In your case I'd probably moderate it and go with Borysewich's advice.

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on April 25, 2013
at 01:10 AM

fried chicken skin is THE BEST!!!!

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on April 25, 2013
at 01:00 AM

unfortunately theres no free range chicken in my area and if there was, I doubt I could afford it =\

4bd4e2fe6a095663f80c69656936e487

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on April 24, 2013
at 10:02 PM

Have beef ribs with a lot of fat instead, if you miss the taste.

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on April 24, 2013
at 09:58 PM

anon is correct. the pufa is problematic. beef and dairy which is high in monounsaturated fat is much healthier than pufa from chicken skin.

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on April 24, 2013
at 10:34 AM

Boo, PUFA-phobia.

04a4f204bc2e589fa30fd31b92944549

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on April 24, 2013
at 03:16 AM

ill have to try that sometime!

04a4f204bc2e589fa30fd31b92944549

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on April 24, 2013
at 03:13 AM

yeah i'm going to marinate and then bake it =]

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on April 24, 2013
at 03:11 AM

It really does. It's the only part of a chicken that has much actual taste, in fact.

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on April 24, 2013
at 02:43 AM

I have been in situations where it seemed better to remove the skin, in which case I cut it off carefully and fry it in a frying pan like bacon.

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94480caec9fbbaacc386d86a45efa720

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on April 24, 2013
at 10:55 PM

If it's grocery store conventional chicken, yes, ditch that sh**. If it's a good free-range chicken that you know has been running around eating bugs and grass? Eat the skin. Good source of selenium.

94480caec9fbbaacc386d86a45efa720

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on April 25, 2013
at 02:05 PM

aw, sorry. I buy about half and half myself. I do really like chicken skin but I can really tell the difference between conventional and old school. In your case I'd probably moderate it and go with Borysewich's advice.

04a4f204bc2e589fa30fd31b92944549

(975)

on April 25, 2013
at 01:00 AM

unfortunately theres no free range chicken in my area and if there was, I doubt I could afford it =\

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C07939fb80c1f445cbb5b0469d665a8e

on April 24, 2013
at 02:50 AM

It depends on the recipe. If its going to be cooked in liquid I generally trim excess skin and fat because I can't stand chewy fat. But if its going to be seared or baked until crispy, keep it on there!

04a4f204bc2e589fa30fd31b92944549

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on April 24, 2013
at 03:13 AM

yeah i'm going to marinate and then bake it =]

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089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on April 24, 2013
at 02:44 AM

the skin is the best part!!! i never let it go to waste.

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5c13e90ae8f9cf923a7c83630c5adee4

on July 02, 2013
at 05:18 PM

I always remove skin. I know that it's tasty, but it's harmful for our health. So, think what is more important to you.

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on April 24, 2013
at 09:51 PM

Absolutely not!

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4bd4e2fe6a095663f80c69656936e487

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on April 24, 2013
at 02:51 AM

YES, it's PUFA! Beef fat is healthier.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on April 24, 2013
at 10:34 AM

Boo, PUFA-phobia.

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

(4238)

on April 24, 2013
at 03:11 AM

It really does. It's the only part of a chicken that has much actual taste, in fact.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10979)

on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

Downvoted because chicken skin tastes Amazing.

4bd4e2fe6a095663f80c69656936e487

(744)

on April 24, 2013
at 10:02 PM

Have beef ribs with a lot of fat instead, if you miss the taste.

77188106a9c27a22ad47d0ef7318de7a

(922)

on April 24, 2013
at 09:58 PM

anon is correct. the pufa is problematic. beef and dairy which is high in monounsaturated fat is much healthier than pufa from chicken skin.

2564c814ad9931c834ae092e1ef069fb

(231)

on July 03, 2013
at 12:03 AM

The fatty acid profile of chicken skin is not that bad. Egg yolks and chicken skins are higher in PUFA s than beef and pork but they are natural animal fats.

C6648ab69e5a1560c7585fe3ba7108fb

(880)

on July 02, 2013
at 06:36 PM

PUFAs are not inherently unhealthy and blanket-condemning them means you'll miss out on some delicious food. As always, this advice is useless without context: if the asker is eating chicken every day (for whatever reason) then yes, they'd be advised to avoid the chicken skin so they don't throw O3:O6 ratios out of whack. However, if they're eating pastured ruminants on a regular basis and getting their oily fish, they'll be fine eating chicken skin once a week or so.

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