Watch the Chicken Pickin' online guitar lesson by Muriel Anderson from 50 Right-Hand Techniques You Must Know

The examples are taken from some licks in the Jerry Reed tune "The Claw."

There are a number of elements working together to get the "chickin pickin" sound. Pulling up a bit on the string to make the string twang (just like we tell you not to do in classical music) is a big part of it.