Fried chicken with coconut oil

Photo: © Kathleen Finlay

4 of 5
The Unexpected Way to Lighten Up a Classic Fried Food
Even if you consider the crispy skin to be the tastiest part of fried chicken, you'll want to give this skinless recipe a try. It sounds unorthodox to pull off the chicken skin before cooking, but a coating of cornstarch, thyme and sea salt gives the drumsticks and thighs delicious crunch, especially when they're dropped into hot coconut oil. The oil can withstand very high temperatures, which means the chicken will develop a crisp exterior quickly without the need for a long frying time.

Get the recipe: Crispy Fried Chicken