How to make chicken feet with black bean sauce

Here is an easy recipe how to make chicken feet with black bean sauce.  This is so delicious and yummy.  Ohhh and it is so addicting too! I can't put the food down! OMGAH! I hope you enjoy this recipe. 

Get your ingredients ready!


  • 2 - 3 pounds chicken feet
  • 2 tbsp chinese black bean
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 thumb ginger sliced into small strips
  • 3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup green onion sliced thinly
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp corn starch mixed with 1/2 cup water



Get all your ingredients ready.  (click on the picture on the right to view larger image).


Cut off the nails with scissors or a knife. Wash and drain the chicken feet. Squeeze out all the water.  You can also use a paper towel to dry them. 


In a hot pan, add 1-2 cup oil. 


Deep fry the chicken until golden brown.


Add the garlic and ginger to a new pan with some oil. Stir until brown.


Now add the chicken feet, oyster sauce, chinese black beans, and water. 

Once mixed, remove and place into a pressure cooker.

Cook for 20 minutes.  Be careful when using a pressure cooker. 

When done, put the pressure cooker under hot water, when the steam button is released, you may open the pressure cooker.

(If you don't have a pressure cooker, just cover and let it cook until the chicken feet is tender.  This could take a long time and if the water dries out, you may need to add more water.)


Add the brown sugar, corn starch + water mixture, and the green onions.  Stir for about 5 minutes until the sauce gets thicken.


Ready to eat!

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I know a lot of people have all kinds of mind boggling attitudes towards chicken feet.. I too had no interested in them what so ever, before I traveled to Shanghai in China. There everyone seems to eat them, as a snack or at the restaurants even at night. I think it's not just interesting food, but delicious as well. We should use all the parts of a chicken to be really thankful to animals. And I am, really thankful for this great recipe too! Black bean sauce, is probably the most classic one and a sure winner at the dinner table. Best regards, Rafel Barros,

Hi Annie-  Have been looking at chicken feet in my local Asian market for quite some time, but was never sure what to do with them. Found your recipe online, and made these last night. They were wonderful...sweet, salty, sticky, messy, messy, messy.  Loved them. To anyone thinking of doing these, pay attention to the warnings about frying! I squeezed, dried with paper towels, and even put them under a fan on a baking sheet on the kitchen counter to dry even further, and still got splattered! A splatter shield on the pot helped a little, but the gloves and glasses were lifesavers.  Served them as a side dish to Bum Bo Hue (yes, I spent the whole afternoon cooking!)  and we were Happy-Happy.  Thank you for all you do, Love your site- Tunalou

just wondering, what is the purpose of frying the feet before cooking?

Great! I finally found this recipe, I love it. I always buy this kind of chicken feet. Now I can finally make my own. Thank you very much fo sharing Annie 

Thank you for this recipe. I watch Bizarre foods and always wanted to try. Your recipe was easy to follow and turned out great!

this is one of my fave food whenever we eat at chinese resto....i'm gonna try ur recipe!!!!!...thks.

Thanks for this was so good...i just added chilis to give it some heat...i cooked one kilo on my first trial...found it to be so delicious...cooked six kilos on the following day...

Are leftovers good and what is best way to reheat? I'm making this later today.Thanks

Hi Annie, thanks for your easy to follow recipes, but there's one thing needs to be confirmed about the pressure cooker. On YouTube you tell us to be careful when opening the lid of the pressure cooker and we should place the pressure cooker under "cold water", but on this page you mention that the pressure cooker should be placed under "hot water", but I believe you mean cold water. Thank you very much for your delicious recipes.

hello annie ;) thank you for sharing your recipe, would like to ask what brand of chinese black bean did you use? :)

This recipe surely delivered! I tweaked it a tad bit by decreasing the brown sugar and adding 2 tbsps of sweet soy sauce. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful recipe!

Looking good, I wanna try that so how did you do with the black bean. becouse in the video you are saying "you can add the black bean souce now" and how did you make it?

I bought the black bean sauce from the store. It comes in a jar that says Black Bean Sauce and has bits and pieces of black beans in oil.  There's one brand that the sauce is all puree but I haven't tried with the puree sauce.

Hi Annie,Thank you for sharing this great recipe.It's simple, yet a very savory dish to enjoy the unique texture of chicken feet.I introduced this recipe to some of my friends and it was aways a success.The last time I prepared the recipe, I forgot to fry the feet prior to pressure cook them and although the dish was good, it wasn't as good as when they were fried first.I am currently cooking a batch and this time I din't forget!The added brown sugar at the end is a very nice touch and enliven the dish.Well done Annie!Claude  

Wondering, I have instant pot pressure cooker. My timer does not start until cooker comes up to temperature which could take 10 minutes or so do. So should I reduce the 20 minutes pressure cook time to 10 minutes?


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