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Hot and Spicy Chicken Feet

User Rating 4 Star Rating (2 Reviews)


Here's something different from Andrew Zimmern, host of the Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods. Hot and spicy chicken feet are a favorite treat in Asian countries.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 32 chicken feet (about 2 lbs.)
  • 1/2 cup sake
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 6 large thin slices fresh ginger
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Chinese yellow rock sugar (or 1/4 cup granulated sugar)
  • 2 dried hot chiles, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 star anise buds
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup scallion cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons minced scallion and 1t toasted sesame seeds for garnish


Rub chicken feet with kosher salt and let stand for 10 minutes, rinse in cold water.

Place feet into a pot of rapidly boiling salted water, blanch for 5 minutes and drain well. Chicken feet can be set aside and refrigerated for a day until you need to cook further.

Place a 14-inch saute pan over high heat. Add the chicken and dry-sear to lightly brown. Add the remaining ingredients (except the garnish) and bring to a simmer. Cook, covered, for about 10 minutes. Uncover, and simmer until pan is almost “dry,” tossing frequently to coat the feet as the sauce reduces.

Serve, garnishing with scallion shavings and toasted sesame seeds.

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 5 out of 5
Hot and Spicy Chicken Feet aka, Member CarolynL.Perkins

I've tried this recipe several times and it is wonderful..yes it does take a little work, but if you do the prep, it goes by pretty fast. The results are delicious...my kids and grand kids love. it ..or maybe it's just the idea of actually eating chicken feet, the sauce is phenominal...that's why it gets 5 stars from me...it's a keeper!

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