How To cook Chicken Feet – Easy Recipe

How To cook Chicken Feet - Easy Recipe
5/5
Prep. time:
120 min
Difficulty:
medium
Amount:
4 dishes
Cosher:
not kosher

Chicken feet might seem like an unusual choice, but they’re a delicacy in many cuisines around the world. When prepared correctly, they become tender and flavorful, making for a unique and satisfying dish. This recipe takes a bit of time to prepare but the result is well worth it—succulent chicken feet with a rich, savory sauce.

Chicken Feet - Ingredients

  • · 500g chicken feet
  • · 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • · 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • · 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, sliced
  • · 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • · 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • · 1 tbsp Shaoxing wine (or dry sherry)
  • · 1 tsp sugar
  • · 1 star anise
  • · 2 cups water
  • · Salt to taste
  • · 1 spring onion, chopped (for garnish)
  • · 1 red chili, sliced (optional for heat)

How to prepare the recipe - the steps

  1. In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Add the chicken feet and blanch for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. In the same pot, heat some oil over medium heat. Add shallots, garlic, and ginger. Sauté until fragrant.
  3. Return the chicken feet to the pot. Add soy sauce, oyster sauce, Shaoxing wine, sugar, star anise, and water.
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 1.5 to 2 hours or until the chicken feet are tender.
  5. Once tender, season with salt to taste.
  6. Garnish with chopped spring onions and sliced red chili, if desired.
  7. Serve hot and enjoy!

Nutritional advantages


Chicken feet are rich in collagen, which is great for skin, hair, and joint health. They also contain essential nutrients like protein and minerals.

Alternative Ingredients

  • Vegan Version: Replace chicken feet with tofu or mushrooms. Use vegetable broth instead of water.
  • Gluten-Free: Ensure the soy sauce and oyster sauce are gluten-free varieties.

Possible addons or upgrades


For an extra kick, add some Sichuan peppercorns or dried chili flakes to the sauce. You can also add vegetables like bok choy or carrots for added nutrition and texture.

Q&A

Can I use other parts of the chicken instead of feet?
Yes, you can use chicken wings or thighs, but the cooking time may vary.

 

Is it necessary to blanch the chicken feet before cooking?
Blanching helps to remove impurities and ensures a cleaner flavor, but you can skip this step if you prefer.

 

Can I make this recipe in a slow cooker?
Absolutely! Cook on low for 4-6 hours or until the chicken feet are tender.

 

What can I serve with chicken feet?

Steamed rice or noodles make a great accompaniment. A side of stir-fried vegetables would also complement the dish nicely.

 

Is there a vegetarian version of this recipe?
Yes, you can substitute chicken feet with tofu or mushrooms and use vegetable broth instead of water. Adjust the seasoning to taste.

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