Got a hankering for roast chicken with extra-crispy skin? We understand! Here are our best tips and tricks for getting that chicken skin as crispy as possible.

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READER QUESTION: When you roast chicken, how do you get the skin crispy? 

I’m so glad you asked! I absolutely love roasting chickens — is there any better aroma than a chicken roasting slowly in your oven on a Sunday afternoon?!

If super-extra-awesome crispy skin is what you’re after, I absolutely recommend a 24-hour dry-brine in the fridge. This is a technique that our Senior Editor Summer Miller first wrote about when experimenting with crispy skin for Thanksgiving turkeys and then perfected in her method for the Best Dry-Brined Roast Chicken.

Definitely go read both of those posts for…

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