Fatwa No : 111287
Eating chicken with skin
Fatwa Date : Sha'baan 9, 1429 / 11-8-2008
Aslaam o Allaikum Brothers, I want to ask one question regarding eating chicken with skin. there's a common concept in people here that eating chicken with skin is MAKROO. Actually, Most of the fast food restaurants here (Qatar) serve chicken with skin. this is the reason i am asking this question. Thanks in Advance. Ma' Salam
All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad , is His slave and Messenger.
It is permissible to eat chicken’s skin; there is a general narration which proves that it is permissible to eat it. Abu Moosa Al-Ash’ari brought food with chicken, and there was a man who did not come near to eat from the food. Then, Abu Abu Moosa Al-Ash’ari told him: “Come near, I saw the Prophet eating from it [from the chicken].” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
We do not know that any scholar has ever stated that it is disliked to eat chicken’s skin, rather some scholars clearly stated that it is permissible to eat it.
Allaah Knows best.