Hot Sweet & Spicy Chicken Feet (Dak Bal)

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    • #50571

      •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.

    • #55365

      Thank you for sharing your delicious recipe with us!

      I will refer my other readers to it when they request chicken feet recipe.

    • #55366

      I was looking for the same kind of recipe online but didn’t found any thing. I came across your recipe and liked it very much. It looks delicious as well as tasty. Would love try it someday or other. Thanks a lot for sharing it online.

    • #55367

      Most excellent recipe, tasted like those Chinese dim sum restaurants. Made it tonight in Tokyo.

      However, some adjustments I’d make to the recipe is that instead of simmering for 10 minutes, I simmered for two hours so that the flesh came off the bone with one bite, cleanly and easily, just like those dim sum restaurants. I also added more pepper to make it spicier.


    • #70851

      is there any susbitute to sake?? i dont have any sake available near me

    • #71254

      Chinese rice wine works just fine for this recipe. Use the red kind if you can find it or make your own. Its pretty simple to make.

    • #73748

      Ever since I found this recipe 4 years ago I cannot eat any other chicken feet because it is soooooooo goood. I add capsaicin to my sauce because I like it really spicy. Thank you for posting this recipe.

    • #91664

      Turned out great!

    • #92423

      hi guys I live in the UK any ideas where i can get chicken feet?

      • #92556

        You can most likely find then in an Asian food store. If there isn’t one near you you might be able to find in a butchers shop. Not the meat section in a market but a butchers butcher shop. If they don’t have they can most likely point you to someone who does.

    • #93216

      One day I was searching the hot and spicy chicken feet recipe on the internet and saw your recipe. That was so superb, and I have started making chicken feet by following your recipe. Thank you so much for sharing this excellent recipe!

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