Thursday, November 10, 2011

Braised Chicken Feet

Chinese food delightfulness and this Indian lady? Oh-yes please. We have already bonded and we will mind you, remain forever as best friends (Fried Lotus Root Chips, Fried Shrimp Wantons, Salted Egg Chicken, Chinese Fried Rice & Chinese Prawn Fritters). Now and forever and for the longest time. Anything Chinese goes for me. Simple, easy-preasy and even lazily put together dishes (Hong Kong Style Steamed Fish) or more elaborated ones (Chinese Chicken Meatball Soup, Chicken Wanton Soup, Sesame Chicken & Sweet Chilli Chicken) and today, according to my cooking technic, it is a time taking cooking. Especially for ensuring chicken feet is cooked to its tenderness. Chicken Feet? Remember, I have already told you before (Chicken Feet Kerabu/Salad)? So, lemme get to the recipe instead of dwelling on chicken, which part, which you fancy, so on and so forth (Baked Cornflakes Chicken). Super moist, super succulent chicken soaking in tadbit bit of gravy/sauce, made with the quintessential Chinese ingredients (Chick Kut Teh, Chap Chai/Mixed Vegetable Stew & Chinese Black Vinegar Chicken).    

10 pieces chicken feet - thoroughly washed 
4 dried chillies
Spices - 2-3 cinnamon sticks, 1 star anise and 2 cloves
1 inch ginger - sliced thinly
5 garlic - sliced thinly 
1 can (400g) button mushrooms - drained out the water
Oil as needed
Spring onion for garnishing

For the Seasoning
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp thick soy sauce
1 tbsp light  soy sauce
1 tsp brown sugar
Drops of sesame oil 

Deep fry chicken feet in oil  for a crispy outer layer.
Dish out and rinse off the oil with water.  
Then soak in water for 1 1/2 hours and drain off. 
Heat 2 tbsp of oil and when heated, saute ginger, dried chillies and spices. 
Add in chicken feet and pour about 1/2 liter of water.
Add all the seasoning and simmer over low heat to soften feet.
(Note; it will take quite a while) 
Add mushrooms and continue to simmer, another 2 to 3 minutes. 
Garnish with spring onion before serving.


  1. We like chicken feet alot^^.
    I like to add shitake mushrooms in this dish....yum yum.

  2. I never a chicken crawls lover before. However, once in a while eating it was ok la. :P

  3. I love chicken feet and duck feet!!

  4. Interesting! I've never cooked with chicken feet, my first live encounter was earlier this year in China, where they come in vacuum sealed snack packs and are super popular. I'll have to admit it was very hard to get used to for me...

  5. i love this dish but i remember the old folk say cant eat too much chicken feet else writing will become "Cakar ayam " :p

  6. Mom would surely love this..thank you ms.Nava ;)

  7. I'm not one for chicken feet, but I've heard of them and lots of folks like them. I guess I'd give it a try if we were sitting together!

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  9. hi nava, i am glad you and IBG get to know each other.
    chicken feet is very popular.. its got great calcium content. some use this to make broth

  10. The dish looks delicious! I like chicken feet in soups too.

  11. Thank you everyone and appreciate all your comments.

  12. NAVA!!~~~ Damn, you make me hungry in the middle of the night babe!!!!

  13. This looks absolutely delicious, I think I'm going to try it this week since I have almost all ingredients :D thanks!

  14. this sounds a bit easy enough even for me. but i'm allergic to the word "deep-fry" though... :(

  15. All I can say is mmmmmm, I love the texture of this ones.


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