Hot and Spicy Chicken Feet

By Margarita Lee

Recipe by Margarita LeeIngredients:
10 pairs of chicken feet

Ingredients (A)
2 Tbsp soya bean paste
20 dried chillies – roasted and coarsely blended
1 Tbsp red peppercorns (Szechwan pepper or Mah Lat) – roasted and coarsely blended
3-4 slices ginger
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1 tsp sesame oil

Ingredients (B)
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp rice wine
2 star anise
1 stick cinnamon
3 sprig of spring onion
1 Tbsp oyster sauce
300 ml water
Salt and sugar to taste
Cooking oil


  1. Place  chicken feet into a pot of rapidly boiling salted water, blanch for 5 minutes and drain well.
  2. Heat oil in wok, deep fry chicken feet until golden brown. Remove the chicken feet from the oil and soak in a bowl of cold water for about an hour.
  3. Drain the chicken feet and set aside.
  4. Remove excess oil from wok and sauté (A) until aromatic.
  5. Add in chicken feet, ingredients (B) stir well and add water, simmer chicken feet with the lid on until tender. Stir occasionally.
  6. Remove lid and simmer chicken feet until sauce is reduced, add in the sesame oil, salt and sugar to taste.
  7. Serve hot.

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