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How To Cook Chicken Feet South African Style

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How To Cook Chicken Feet South African Style

Chicken feet are known to be a favorite treat in Asian countries, and becoming more popular in the United States. It is also enjoyed in Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine, Romania, Moldova, Italy, Jamaica, South Africa, Peru, and Mexico.

Chicken feet are eaten similarly to the way we eat chicken wings. Here is a guide to prepare his amazing dish at the comfort of your home.

Chicken feet are often served as a snack or as part of a meal. They can be enjoyed hot or cold, depending on personal preference. Some people eat them on their own, while others pair them with other dishes like pap (a maize meal porridge) or bread.

 

HOW TO STORE AND REHEAT CHICKEN FEET

You can store leftover chicken feet for up to 3 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They can also be frozen for up to 2 months.

 To reheat, steam for 4 to 5 minutes or until hot.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are Chicken Feet Healthy?

Chicken feet have many nutrients and contain very little fat, about 0.5% (no saturated fats with a good profile of fatty acids). It’s considered to be part of a healthy diet.

What do Chicken Feet taste like?

They taste like other parts of the chicken except that they have a different texture. It resembles the skin part of chicken wings but with a tougher texture and is slightly stringier.

Can you eat the bones in Chicken feet?

You should not eat the bones in chicken feet and instead spit them out. Everything else is edible.

Can you cook Chicken Feet in a slow Cooker?

Yes, you can use this recipe and cook the chicken feet in a slow cooker. Instead of braising them in a skillet, you can cook them in a slow cooker on high for 2 hours.

 

RECIPE INGREDIENTS 

2 pounds chicken feet

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

4 garlic cloves, minced

1 inch ginger, sliced

4 tablespoons soy sauce (I highly recommend using dark soy sauce so that the chicken feet will have a very nice dark brown color)

1 tablespoon oyster sauce

1 teaspoon chili powder (adjust according to your spice preference)

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 tablespoon sugar

optional green onions for serving

 

 

DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO COOK CHICKEN FEET SOUTH AFRICAN STYLE

Using a sharp knife, chop the nails off the claws and rinse the feet thoroughly. Remove any dirty part on the chicken feet.

Completely submerge chicken feet in cold water in a skillet.This will help to remove the odors from the chicken. Over medium heat, bring to boil and cook for 10 minutes, and drain the water.

Over medium heat, place the skillet, and add vegetable oil. Add garlic, ground coriander, ground cumin,pepper and ginger. Stir fry until fragrant. Add chicken feet, soy sauce, oyster sauce, and sugar. Mix together until combined. Add moderate water.

Cover with a lid and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until tender. (Check the chicken feet from time to time and make sure there’s enough liquid during braising. Add water if needed.)

Remove the lid, and turn the heat to high. Stir fry until the sauce has thickened. (If you’d like to thicken your sauce faster, you can add the mixture of cornstarch and water. Mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of water).

 

HERE ARE MORE RECIPES YOU CAN ENJOY TOO

HOW TO COOK CHICKEN GIZZARD STEW

HOW TO MAKE POPCORN CHICKEN

HOW TO MAKE CRISPY CHICKEN

 

Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.kjv

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