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Chinese-Style Chicken Feet Recipe to Satisfy Cravings

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Chicken feet are served as part of a dimsum platter. I do miss this, especially that we haven’t dined in Chinese restaurants for more than a year now. So I made my own. This Chinese-style chicken feet recipe can easily be done at home, is affordable, and very flavorful. This is a bow to my Filipino-Chinese heritage. Read more.

Chicken Feet as Dimsum

If I remember correctly, chicken feet were not sold in markets when I was younger. Not sure if they were thrown away or just cooked as food for the dogs, but I think they were not sold as chicken parts.

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~ A kilo of chicken feet from the market. At P100/kilo, this is not cheap anymore. ~

Eventually, however, they were offered as part of the Bacolod chicken inasal fare and were called ‘adidas’. It is a catchy pun for the famous international rubber shoe brand. Since then, chicken feet became in demand and their price increased as well.

While I was only exposed to chicken feet as adidas, I didn’t know that it was actually served as dimsum in Chinese cuisine. They like it sweet and spicy plus a little saucy.

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~ The Chinese cooking wine and the herbs and spices made all the difference. ~

Chinese-Style Chicken Feet Recipe

You can easily recreate this Chinese-style chicken feet recipe at home with simple ingredients. This can be pulutan, appetizer, or a budget meal to make ends meet, especially if payday is still far away. For P100/kilo, this can already feed many people.

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~ I used this sweet chili sauce just because I have it. This was given to me as a gift. The next best thing would be the chili-garlic sauce that we commonly use to spice up our siomai. ~

This dish is so aromatic and an upgrade from your usual chicken adobo. If you have kids who do not like this dish spicy, you will have to reduce the heat.

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~ From the market, we washed the chicken feet in water and cut off the toes. These were then blanched in boiling water to remove dirt and debris. ~

Ingredients:

  • 1 kilo chicken feet, toes removed, then blanched in salted water
  • Salt, pepper, soy sauce, and cooking oil for frying
  • 1 head garlic, crushed
  • 1 onion sliced
  • Thumb-sized ginger, sliced
  • 2 pcs. Star anise
  • 1/4 cup Chinese cooking wine
  • 3 Tbsps. soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsps. catsup
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • Chinese-style chili sauce or chili-garlic sauce used in siomai dips
  • Green onions sliced into 1-inch lengths
  • Chili pepper
  • Celery, optional
  • 1.5 cups water

Procedure:

  • Drain the chicken feet after blanching to remove excess water.
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~ Season every step of the way. Seasoning the chicken feet before frying. Mix well and let it stay for a few minutes. ~
  • Season with a little soy sauce, some salt, and pepper. Heat oil and deep-fry the chicken feet until a bit brown. Drain.
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~ Actually, this is not the right way of frying. It should be deep-frying. But I didn’t want to use a lot of oil. ~
  • Transfer the fried chicken feet to a different pot or skillet. Add the rest of the ingredients and bring them to a boil.
  • After letting it boil for a few minutes, adjust the seasonings then let it cook until the liquid has been reduced and the flesh part is almost falling off the bones. If your mixture is starting to dry up and the chicken feet are not yet tender, add more hot water and season.
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~ Dump all the ingredients and cook the chicken feet until tender. ~

This chicken feet recipe is best served hot and eaten with steamed white rice.

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8 thoughts on “Chinese-Style Chicken Feet Recipe to Satisfy Cravings

  1. The best tlaga ang chicken feet Chinese Style. The best ang lasa. Naalala ko nung nag work ako as waitress sa isang Chinese Restaurant. Kabilang talaga eto sa dimsum nila.. Grabe super lambot and kakaiba ang lasa..

  2. Favorite namin ng hubby ko ang Chicken feet💓 mapapulutan or ulam swak sa mga Pilipino💓 thank you for sharing mommy sig💓

  3. Omg😍😍😍😍 I like this recipe Mommy Sig. Favorite ko tlaga Ang ChiX feet.even my kids favorite. Hehe. Thank you for sharing po. Screenshot done. Gagawin ko to for my kids. Kumakain din po silaa ng Maanghang. Bicolano is real😅😅

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