Watch the Chicken Pickin': Solo 1 online guitar lesson by Joe Dalton from Big Twang
Chicken pickin' is a very flashy style. I pick hard and sometimes pick up the string with my middle or ring finger of the picking hand, slapping the string into neck.
Some of the great chicken pickers include Albert Lee, James Burton, Arlen Roth, Ray Flacke and Brent Mason. You can hear their combined influence in the following piece.