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Easy & Healthy Pickled Chicken Feet

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You might find picked chicken feet strange and unappealing. After all, what could be so special about chicken feet that people would actually go out of their way to make them?

What nationality eats chicken feet?

Pickled chicken feet are a popular snack in Korea, Japan, and other parts of Asia. Some people might be afraid of eating chicken feet because of their appearance, texture, bones, skin, and lack of meat. But fear not, these chicken feet are delicious and surprisingly packed with many health benefits.

Similar to gizzards, pickled chicken feet are a by-product of the poultry industry that is usually discarded. But in many cultures, especially those in Asia, they’re very popular and prepared in many ways. Pickling chicken feet not only extend their shelf life and adds flavor, but it also makes them easier to digest. Let’s try to make them.

pickled chicken feet served

Health benefits of pickled chicken feet

Who know! You might find picked chicken feet addictive. Like any other part of the chicken, the feet are also very rich in protein. In fact, “70% of their total protein content is collagen”. This makes them an excellent source of nutrition for anyone who is looking to improve skin health and reduce joint pain. 

Since we’re going to pickle the chicken feet instead deep-frying or serving them with sauce, you can avoid the amount of additional carb, fat, and calorie content. 

pickled chicken feet

What do pickled chicken feet taste like?

The texture of pickle chicken feet is acidic and slightly salty. It’s like a mixture of crunchy and sour.

Chicken feet can be a little gummy, but they can also be quite savory. Some people enjoy them cooked in a variety of ways, such as stir-frying or braising.

Here are my simple steps to make your picked chicken feet at home:

Ingredients

  • 10 – 12 chicken feet
  • red chili
  • dried kaffir lime leaves
  • dried galangal
  • lemongrass
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • lemon slices
  • ginger
  • 3 cups of water
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice

How to make pickled chicken feet

Prepare the chicken feet

  • Cut the nails, and wash them with salt water.
  • In a pot, boil the water, then add the chicken feet and cook for 20 minutes. Add a few slices of ginger to make the feet more fragrant. Make sure to not overcook the chicken feet, otherwise, they might get mushy and lose their crunchiness.
  • Drain the feet and soak them in ice-cold water right after boiling them to make the skin crispy and fresh.
  • Soak the chicken feet for about 10 minutes. Drain the water and store it in the container in the fridge. Make sure to cover the chicken feet so they don’t dry out.

Marinate the chicken feet

  • In a pot, add 3 cups of water and bring to boil
  • Add fish sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, salt and cook until dissolved
  • Add lemongrass, dried galangal, dried kaffir lime leaves (cut in small pieces), and ginger. Simmer for 15 minutes.
chicken feet marinate
drain chicken feet marinate
  • Turn off the heat and wait for the mixture to cool down.
  • Drain and collect the juice, discard the remaining.
  • Add lime slices, sliced garlic, dried chili, and lemon juice. Stir for about 1 – 2 minutes. Pour the mixture into the container of chicken feet.
chicken feet marinate
chicken feet marinate
chicken feet marinate
pouring marinate to chicken feet
  • Store the chicken feet in the refrigerator for about 5 hours before serving.

Notes: We don’t want to boil the lime slices or soak them in hot water, the skin will make the chicken feet and the marinate bitter.

Picked chicken feet last up to 15 days in refrigerator. 

pickled chicken feet served

Pickled Chicken Feet

Pickled chicken feet is a popular snack in Korea, Japan, and other parts of Asia. Some people might be afraid of eating chicken feet because of their appearance, texture, bones, skin, and lack of meat. But fear not, these chicken feet are delicious and surprisingly packed with many health benefits.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 19 minutes
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Vietnamese
Servings 3 people

Ingredients
  

  • 10-12 chicken feets
  • red chili
  • dried kaffir lime leaves
  • dried galangal
  • lemongrass
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • lemon slices
  • ginger
  • 3 cups of water
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice

Instructions
 

Prepare the chicken

  • Cut the nails, and wash them with salt water.
  • In a pot, boil the water, then add the chicken feet and cook for 20 minutes. Add a few slices of ginger to make the feet more fragrant. Make sure to not overcook the chicken feet, otherwise, they might get mushy and lose their crunchiness
  • Drain the feet and soak them in ice-cold water right after boiling them to make the skin crispy and fresh.
  • Soak the chicken feet for about 10 minutes. Drain the water and store it in the container in the fridge. Make sure to cover the chicken feet so they don't dry out.

Marinate the chicken feet

  • In a pot, add 3 cups of water and bring to a boil.
  • Add fish sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, salt and cook until dissolved.
  • Add lemongrass, dried galangal, dried kaffir (cut in small pieces), and ginger. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and wait for the mixture to cool down.
  • Drain and collect the juice, discard the remaining.
  • Add lime slices, sliced garlic, chili, and lemon juice. Stir for about 1-2 minutes. Pour the mixture into the container of chicken feet.
  • Store the chicken feet in the refrigerator for about 5 hours before serving.

Notes

We don't want to boil the lime slices or soal them in hot water, otherwise, the skin will make the chicken feet and the marinate bitter. 
Picked chicken feet last up to 15 days in the refrigerator.
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