Crispy, Crunchy Kim’s Chicken Skins – Finger Lickin’ Snackin’!
Hey y’all! I’m here today to chat about one of my favorite grab-and-go snacks – Kim’s Chicken Skins. These crispy little bites totally satisfy my salty cravings. Keep reading to learn all about Kim’s popped goodness!
What Are Kim’s Chicken Skins?
Kim’s Chicken Skins are bite-sized snacks made from chicken skin that’s been fried up into amazingly crispy, crunchy chips. They come seasoned with tasty flavors like Sea Salt, Barbecue, and Lemon Pepper.
The brand Kim’s makes these pops of chicken skin goodness. Kim’s starts with actual chicken skin, then processes and fries it into perfectly poppable chips. Almost like chickeny potato chips, but with more crispy chicken flavor!
These snacks are similar to old-school pork rinds, but have a less greasy crunch. The thin, flaky skins shatter into a zesty, fried satisfaction in your mouth. So flavorful!
Why So Crispy Crunchy?
The audibly crispy texture of Kim’s Chicken Skins comes from how they’re carefully prepared. The fresh chicken skin is first cleaned and trimmed of any fat.
Then it’s seasoned and dried out until super delicate and dry. This is key for achieving ultimate crispness!
The dried skins are quickly fried at a high heat. This makes them puff up and become wonderfully crunchy and airy. It’s like a flavorful, chicken-y chip.
Finally, they immediately get tossed in savory seasonings that stick to their crunchy surface. Mmm, fingers lickin’ good!
Flavored, Not Flabby
Unlike greasy pork rinds or flabby bacon snacks, Kim’s Chicken Skins are focused on flavor over fattiness. The frying renders out most of the fat, leaving mainly the yummy chickeny crispy bits behind.
And the seasonings give tons of taste without needing to load on heavy sauces or grease. Each Skin has a light, flaky crunch that dissolves on your tongue into pure flavor.
Kim’s Chicken Skins have about half the calories and 75% less fat than fatty alternatives like pork rinds. The carb count is low too.
So you get all the salty, crispy, crunchy satisfaction you crave without the grease-fest. A tasty, lighter way to feed your snacking needs!
Kim’s Chicken Skins come in a bunch of signature flavors, so you can mix it up. Some of my favs are:
- Sea Salt – Simple and perfectly salted, like a chicken chicharron.
- Barbecue – Sweet, tomatoey and smoky BBQ flavor. Real finger-lickin’ stuff.
- Lemon Pepper – Zingy and herby, I love the citrus tang.
- Chili Lime – A fun combo of lime’s tartness and chili’s slow burn.
- Rancher – Think cool ranch but with crispy chicken! That familiar zest.
- Cheddar – Sharp cheddar and chicken work so well together. Cheesy bliss!
There’s truly a Kim’s Chicken Skin for every taste. I like to buy a few flavors and mix them up for variety. So crunchy and craveable!
Perfectly Poppable Portions
Another thing I appreciate about Kim’s Chicken Skins is that they come in smart single-serve bags. You can grab one for the road or leave a few at your desk.
The bags keep the Skins crisp and portion out your snacking. No mindless munching from a huge bag until it’s all gone!
The single-size bags are also great for lunches and picnics. Toss one in your bag and you’ve got a protein-packed, non-messy snack on hand.
Compared to greasy chips or crumbly crackers, these Skins travel well without getting smashed or soggy. Such a sturdy snack!
You can find Kim’s Chicken Skins in convenience stores, gas stations, and grocery stores. They’re usually by the chips or jerky.
On days when I want a salty crunch but don’t want to derail my healthy eating, Kim’s Chicken Skins really hit the spot.
They satisfy the snack cravings without wrecking my diet thanks to their lean protein and lack of carbs. Much better than greasy potato chips or sweet cookies.
I also love that they’re baked, not fried. Kim’s uses a high heat oven to pop and crisp the skins, not heavy oils.
This makes them lighter than fried snacks. And without all the saturated fat of bacon or pork rinds.
So I can munch my Kim’s Chicken Skins without worry or guilt! They’re a crunchy treat I feel good about eating.
Chicken Skin Uses
Beyond snacking, you can use Kim’s Chicken Skins in all kinds of recipes too:
- Salad Topper – Crush them up for a fab salad topping that adds crunch.
- Soup Garnish – Whole skins make a fun, crispy soup garnish.
- Taco Topping – In lieu of chips, sprinkle Skins on tacos for a protein punch.
- Casserole/Nachos – Use instead of croutons or crumbled chips. Yum!
- Snack Mix – Toss in trail mixes, Chex Mix, etc. for extra crunch.
- Chicken Recipes – Grind them up to coat or bulk up chicken meat.
Get creative with recipes to take these addictive skins to the next level!
Crispy Chickeny Fun
I hope this gives you the inside scoop on Kim’s amazingly crunchy, crispy Chicken Skins! They totally satisfy my salty cravings in a lighter, healthier way.
Next time you come across Kim’s Chicken Skins in the store, grab a bag to try. They come in tons of flavors to suit any taste.
Let me know if you have a favorite flavor or recipe using these finger lickin’ snacks! I’m always looking for new ways to work their crispy chicken crunch into meals and snacks.
So open up a bag of Kim’s and enjoy the crispy, crunchy, chicken-y satisfaction. Your snack time is about to get a whole lot tastier!