Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Chicken Feet Salad

Although eating chicken feet is an acquired taste, those who love to eat chicken feet will swear by it. It is a delicacy in its own right. Chicken feet can be cooked in many ways. Popular ways of cooking chicken feet are deep frying it and then stew, most people prefer these fried chicken feet cos if well done, the bones can be removed from the skin easily at a monthful. However, I would like to share another not so common but healthy chicken feet dish. This is a popular delicacy and although it looks complicated, it can be prepared quite easily at home. It is an appetizer and is eaten cold. This dish need boneless chicken feet of which one has to be skillful to take out the bones from the feet but ready deboned chicken feet is available in the asian stores.


300 gm boneless chicken feet
100 gm big onion (cut strips)
4 shallots (cut slices)
3 tbsp lime juice
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp fish sauce
6 chilli padi (chopped)
1 stalk of cilantro (cut finely)
cucumber (cut into strips)
2 red chillies (cut into strips)

Scald the chicken feet with boiling water, cool with cold water, then soak in ice water for 20 mins.
Drain off water, add in big onion, shallots and seasonings.
Mix well, Garnish with cilantro, cucumber & chilli strips.
To have your own chicken feet boned, get whole chicken feet that are fat and plump.
Clean them well and chop off the tips and claws.
Use a small sharp knife to ease out the skin. Do it slowly to prevent any breakage of the skin.

Steep deboned chicken feet with 1 tbsp kan sui in the fridge overnight.
Wash and drain well
Blanch the feet into a pot of boiling water for a few minutes.
Drain and plunge them straight into a big basin of ice-cold water.


Anonymous said...

I'm so excited to see this recipe. Thank you so much! This was one of my fave snacks in Singapore. Did you get the deboned chicken feet at the Pacific Supermarket? Or H-Mart. I'm salivating as I type...

Unknown said...


you must be someone i know cos you know pacific and h-mart.

Yes, deboned chicken feet is available in both these supermarkets.

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kakilai said...

Hi Lily, this is fantastic always love to eat this dish outside. I have been trying some of your recipes with success, and finally able to say thank you to you as I set up my blog. Still learning my way around it.

Loretta said...

Aunty Lily, this is one of my favourite dish! Not forgetting to dip it in the chicken rice chilli sauce....simply heavenly!!!

tuscanladybug said...

I am wondering what is kan sui? Many thanks.

Unknown said...


here is a pic of kan sui

KK said...

I am from Malacca , Malaysia and I used to get boneless chicken feet from Jusco and Tesco very rarely. They have stopped selling them for more than 3 years now and I tried deboning them myself and it was like impossible. Do you think there is a special way of doing it? :)

Unknown said...

Thanks a lot lily.I love this recipe.

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