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Korean-Style Chicken Feet

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Who knew this crunchy Korean bar food was also great for your skin?

Korean Style Chicken Feet


  • 1 pound chicken feet

  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt

  • 1/4 cup soju

  • For the sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon gochujang

  • 2 tablespoons cheongyang gochugaru (extra-spicy gochugaru) or regular gochugaru

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce

  • 1 tablespoon mirin

  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped

  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger

  • 3 Thai chili, chopped

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • To garnish:

  • Green onion

  • Sesame seeds

  • Sesame oil


  1. Cut nails off chicken feet with a sharp pair of kitchen scissors. Massage chicken feet with kosher salt for about 1 minute. Pour 1/4 cup of soju and enough cold water to cover chicken feet, and let it sit for about 20 minutes. Rinse under cold water and drain.

  2. Bring water to boil in a steamer and add cleaned chicken feet. Steam for about 1 hour. Add more water into steamer as needed.

  3. Meanwhile, make sauce by combine all ingredients for sauce in a mixing bowl; set aside.

  4. When chicken feet are done cooking, toss in sauce. Let cool completely, and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours to overnight.

  5. Place chicken feet on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil, and heat your broiler to high. Broil chicken feet on middle rack until crispy, about 3-4 minutes each side.

  6. Transfer to a serving plate, garnish with green onion, sesame seeds and sesame oil. Enjoy!

Korean Style Chicken Feet




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- Chicken feet is the most popular and loved bar food from Korean ger because it is packed with collagen which is amazing for your skin. This is my beauty skin secret. You know how to make it? Alright, let's get started. Alright guys so this is chicken feet, look at that. I don't really think the chicken feet knows the trend really well because it has the perfect highly generous nail. Look at that right. I am so sorry but I have to cut that off. You're gonna cut off the whole entire nail. With the knuckle. Now what we're gonna do is add some salt, kosher salt. And then we're gonna give a really nice massage to chicken feet. Alright, it's good. Now let's pour water, rinse off your hands too. To cover the chicken feet and open your soju bottle and pour some soju. Soju will actually help to get rid of unpleasant smell from the chicken feet so it's very important ingredient. And we are gonna sit like this for about 20 minutes. I've been heating my steamer over high heat. The water is boiling already. So now it's time to chicken feet give a nice steam spa. It's chicken feet's birthday seems like getting foot massage and some spa. So now we are going to cover the steamer and steam for an hour, but if you have a pressure cooker just cook about 30 minutes, they'll be perfect. Meanwhile chicken is steaming we are going to make the Korea style extra spicy sauce for chicken feet. In here I'm going to add extra spicy is a Korean style red pepper flakes and some oyster sauce. And same amount of soy sauce, mirin the seasoned rice wine, sesame oil. Some gochujang, gochujang is a Korean chili paste. And some sugar, garlic, ginger and thai chili all finely chopped and in these are all the flavor coming from. And some black peppers, now let's whisk the sauce. All together. Alright, the sauce is ready. So if you see the bones is coming off, the skin is really soft and started ripping apart that's what you wanna see that is how soft this chicken feet has to get. Because we are going to toss in the sauce and let it cool completely in the refrigerator. It will take about two hours. Give a toss this way they will marinate with this delicious Korean spicy sauce. Now we're going to pop this into the refrigerator so they can chill out. Alright, my chicken feet is completely chilled out now let's grab the baking sheet covered with the aluminum foil. Chicken feet, this is like mean chicken feet, they're spicy. Let's pop this into the broiler and we are going to broil them about three to four minutes each side. Alrighty, look at my chicken feet! Looks scrumptious to me. Let's place this on a serving plate. If you make this at home you gonna freak out your people. Now the last thing we need to do is just garnish with some chopped green onion and some sesame seeds. And drizzle a little bit of sesame oil. I show you hot to make chicken feet so now I'm gonna show you how to eat this. I mean there's a couple ways to eat it but you have to go knuckle by knuckle. And just debone it. When you become a master of eating chicken feet you'll be a good kisser later.