When chicken is cooked at high temperature, fat sautes the skin, causing it to become crisp. Here are some ways to make sure you get crispy skin.
Step 1: Bake a whole chicken Place a whole chicken in a pan and pour melted butter over it.
TIP: If you marinate the chicken, thoroughly dry and salt the bird before you bake it. This will eliminate skin moisture and promote crispiness.
Step 2: Bake the chicken Bake the chicken uncovered at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for one hour.
Step 3: Use a microwave Use a combination of pan-frying and roasting. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. In a large ovenproof skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil over medium high heat until it shimmers. Place drumsticks and breasts in the skillet skin side down. Cook for 5 minutes, then turn the meat over. Cook for another five minutes, and then place the skillet in the oven for 10 minutes.
Step 4: Place the chicken in a broiler Try broiling your chicken. Place chicken thighs in a greased baking pan. Coat with melted butter, and cook in a preheated broiler for 20 minutes, until the juices run clear, turning the chicken once occasionally and basting it with butter and its own juices.
Step 5: Use a browning dish Place separated chicken pieces in a microwave browning dish as another option. Add butter or oil to the preheated dish. Follow the dish manufacturer's instructions and brown the pieces until they are crisp. Now enjoy crispy chicken that will make you want to lick your fingers.
FACT: One of the first marketed microwave ovens weighed over 750 pounds and sold for about $5,000.