The Most Delicious Braised Chicken Feet

These braised chicken feet rival any dim sum restaurant, braised in a flavorful braising liquid then stir fried in the most amazing umami packed sauce, you'll definitely want these on your menu!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 496kcal
Author Danielle Wolter


  • 1 1/2 lbs. chicken feet claws removed


Braising Liquid



  • Trim the nails off the chicken feet.


  • Pour the boiling water over the aromatics and let sit for 20 minutes. 
  • Add the sherry and about 6 ice cubes to cool the brine. 
  • One cooled, let the chicken feet sit in the brine for at least 2 hours. Drain.


  • Add the braising liquid ingredients and chicken feet to a large sauce pan. 
  • Simmer over medium-low heat for 2 hours.
  • Drain, reserving the liquid for other uses.

Stir Fry

  • Heat pork fat in a skillet over medium heat. 
  • Add the chicken feet and sauce ingredients. 
  • Stir fry until chicken feet are well coated with sauce, and sauce has thickened to desired consistency, about 10 minutes.



Serving: 3feet | Calories: 496kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 146mg | Sodium: 1350mg | Potassium: 341mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 188mg | Iron: 3mg