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What are some popular flavors of Kim's Chicken Cracklings?

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Kim's Chicken Cracklings come in BBQ or Plain flavor. They come in 2-ounce bags with a minimum order of 12 bags. The best deal is to purchase a case of 36 bags, as of 2015.

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Kim's Chicken Cracklings are described as fried chicken fat with the skin still attached. They are reminiscent of pork rinds and pork crackling.

Chicken cracklings can be made in several different ways to impact the healthfulness or the flavor. Baked cracklings contain less fat than fried cracklings. Cracklings can be seasoned with a variety of flavors, such as lemon, chicken rub seasoning, soy sauce, barbecue sauce or paprika.

Chicken cracklings are featured in different cuisines, including Dominican and Jewish. Ashkenazi Jews are known to make chicken cracklings as an alternative to bacon, which they cannot eat due to dietary restrictions on pork. They refer to chicken cracklings as "gribenes" and use either chicken or goose skin. Southern Jews add gribenes to jambalaya in place of shrimp. Dominican recipes for chicken crackles, or "chicharonnes de pollo," include kosher salt. The Dominican version also sets itself apart by having chefs marinate the chicken in a mixture of lemon juice, soy sauce, ginger and salt for at least two hours before frying.

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