Braised Chicken Feet and Mushrooms

When we were groceries shopping last weekend, we also came across some fried chicken feet. Ben and I like braised chicken feet like those found in Dim Sum restaurant. So, I bought a pack to try to make it at home.

The pack of chicken feet (about 8 pairs) cost less than $3.00. At Dim Sum restaurant, a plate of 4 to 5 chicken feet will cost you $2.50 to $3.00.



  • 8 pairs chicken feet
  • 12 medium-sized dried shittake mushrooms (whole) soaked to soften
  • 2 thick slices of young ginger
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 shallot, chopped finely
  • 1 -2 tablespoons oil
  • 500ml water


  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chicken stock granules


  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon water


Click on the link below for the instructions.


IMG_7166_edited-1Place the fried chicken feet in a large bowl of cold water to soak for one hour.
IMG_7167_edited-1Heat the oil in a wok and fry the shallot, garlic and ginger till fragrant.
IMG_7168_edited-1Add the mushrooms and water and bring to a simmering boil.
IMG_7170_edited-1Add in the chicken feet, seasoning and star anise. Bring to a boil again and then simmer over a gentle heat (for about an hour) until the chicken feet turns tender. Add the thickening to the sauce. I omitted the thickening as my kids love to have the sauce to go with their rice.

The Braised Chicken Feet with Mushrooms goes well with rice and also delicious served over cooked wonton noodles.


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  1. LotusRapper

    Ben & Suanne,

    That’s what I love about your blog ….. the boldness to showcase foods that are off the beaten path !

  2. David

    Chicken feet, the little bits of meet between the claws… so good!

  3. June

    Thanks for this recipe! I love “Phoenix Claws” and have always wondered how come the skin doesn’t stick to the bones!

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