Easy Braised Chicken Feet

Chinese Dim Sum Classics
Chinese Dim Sum Classics
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2 lbs Chicken feet cleaned and claws chopped off
1 tbsp Vegetable oil
4 cloves Garlic minced
1 inch Fresh ginger sliced
4 tbsp Soy sauce dark
1 tbsp Oyster sauce
1 tbsp Sugar
1 can, 12 oz Beer
For serving:
Green onion minced, optional

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Easy Braised Chicken Feet


Craving a dim sum classic dish at home? These Easy Braised Chicken Feet are a healthier version of one of the most basic dim sums that you can see in Chinese restaurants. Savory and tender, the chicken feet are braised low and slow in an umami-rich sauce flavored with beer, garlic, ginger, and oyster sauce. This version is mostly traditional, except that no deep-frying is required. Top with green onions and serve with rice.   

Making your own version of this traditional dish is surprisingly easy and budget-friendly. First, chop off the claws of the chicken feet and discard them. Rinse the chicken feet thoroughly under cold water. Then place the cleaned chicken feet in a skillet and cover them with cold water. Bring to a boil. Cook for 10 minutes, and then drain. Stir-fry the garlic and ginger in a wok until fragrant. Add the chicken feet, dark soy sauce, oyster sauce, and sugar and mix to coat. Pour in the beer and bring to a boil. Simmer, covered, until the skin becomes very tender. Finally, remove the lid and reduce the sauce until thickened to a light syrup texture. Toss frequently to coat the feet as the sauce reduces. Garnish with minced green onions and serve.       

To make the Easy Braised Chicken Feet, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Easy Braised Chicken Feet


Prepare chicken feet


Using a sharp knife, chop off the claws of each chicken foot at the first joint. Thoroughly rinse the chicken feet.


Parboil chicken feet


In a skillet, place the cleaned chicken feet and cover them with cold water. Bring to a boil, cook for 10 minutes, then drain.


Stir-fry garlic and ginger


In a wok over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon vegetable oil. Add 4 minced garlic cloves and sliced ginger and stir-fry until fragrant.


Add chicken feet, soy sauce, oyster sauce, and sugar


Add the chicken feet, 4 tablespoons dark soy sauce, 1 tablespoon oyster sauce, and 1 tablespoon sugar and mix to coat well.


Add beer


Pour in 1 can beer and bring to a boil.




Cover with a lid and Simmer, covered, for 25-30 minutes or until tender. Make sure there is enough liquid during the braising process. Add a splash of water if needed.


Reduce the sauce


Remove the lid, and increase the heat to high. Stir-fry, tossing frequently to coat the chicken feet, until the sauce has thickened.


Sprinkle with minced green onions and serve. Enjoy!

Craving a dim sum classic at home? Make these Easy Braised Chicken Feet and enjoy them as part of a Chinese feast. Leave a comment below to let us know how you liked them, and tag @cookmerecipes on Instagram!

Bethany is very passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and clean diet. She’s trying to cut meat out of her diet as much as possible and focuses on cooking vegetarian food and fish. Bethany gets a kick from finding ways to add new twists to classic dishes. What’s more, thanks to her Asian roots, she’s great at combining different cuisines to come up with something extraordinary. Bethany’s recipes will inspire you to add new colors and flavors to your everyday meals.

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Tender and flavor chicken feet! Thanks for sharing!

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