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Chicken Feet & Peanuts Soup

Chicken Feet

Chicken Feet & Peanuts Soup Recipe

This Chinese-style chicken soup is rich in collagen - great for hair, skin, nails and staying youthful.

Serves: 3-4

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 2 hrs 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 400 grams (or about 30) chicken feet
  • 1 whole chicken bone about 200-300 grams
  • 100 grams raw peanuts
  • 8 pitted red dates
  • 5 garlic cloves peeled
  • 2.5 litres water
  • salt to taste

Directions

  1. Prep chicken feet by peeling away the outer yellow skin, if any. Chop off and discard the tips of the claws (nails).
  2. In a pot of boiling water, blanch chicken feet and chicken bones for about 5 minutes. Rinse and drain.
  3. In a soup pot, add blanched chicken feet, chicken bone, peanuts, red dates, garlic and 2.5 l water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer (with a slight ventilation opening on the lid) for about 2 hours. Season to taste with salt.

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47 Responses to “Chicken Feet & Peanuts Soup”

  1. Yanlin — February 18, 2013 @ 11:44 pm

    What’s the use of putting garlic?

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    • wiffy replied: — February 19th, 2013 @ 12:34 pm

      they flavour the soup, but you may omit it if you like.

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  2. Kathleen — April 12, 2013 @ 12:39 am

    I am sure this is a delicious soup, but could you tell me, how does one eat chicken feet? do you eat just the meat, or are the little bones crunched up?

    Thanks….

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    • wiffy replied: — April 18th, 2013 @ 8:37 pm

      We eat the skin on the feet, leaving behind the bones :)

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  3. jenny16 — June 22, 2013 @ 7:35 am

    I also love chicken feet.most people in Sydney dont know anthng about them and don’t like the look of them but I think they are wonderful.I bake them in a baking baking bag until they are nearly falling apart with all the Chinese spices and they are great to nibble and my nails are so good now.I also make a great soup.

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  4. Sueann — August 3, 2013 @ 12:14 am

    In your recipe, besides the chicken leg , chicken bones are also require. Usually I go to wet market to get my chicken bones for chicken stock, and there are a variety. Which part of the chicken you recommend ?

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  5. Yvonne — January 15, 2014 @ 1:09 pm

    Will the peanuts turn very soft after boiling for 2 hours? Sometimes I use peanuts for porridge but they’re still rather crunchy after cooking for about 1 hour.

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  6. Niki — January 20, 2014 @ 12:05 pm

    Hi,
    Can I use another ingredient besides peanuts in the soup? My daughter is allergic to peanuts, but I think she’ll love this soup..I know the flavor may change, but anything else I can substitute with? Thanks.

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    • wiffy replied: — January 21st, 2014 @ 11:43 am

      Hi Niki, there is no need to substitute the peanuts, just omit them, as not everyone add peanuts to this soup.

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  7. Meg — February 18, 2014 @ 8:59 am

    I’ve tried the recipe and I love what the garlic does to the flavour of the soup. However, when I tried the soup it was abit too bland despite adding salt and some light soya sauce. I bought slightly more than 400g of chicken feet but it amounted to barely 15 of them…

    To add volume and taste to the soup, I decided to empty my pack of raw peanuts (300g), so adding 200g of raw peanuts did help…

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    • wiffy replied: — February 18th, 2014 @ 9:58 am

      I think you need to simmer for a prolonged time, at least two hours. And even better, keep warm in thermal pot until ready to serve.

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  8. Chelsea — November 4, 2014 @ 4:21 pm

    Hi, could you substitute peanuts for black beans? If so, the remaining ingredients will remain the same? Thanks! :)

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    • wiffy replied: — November 5th, 2014 @ 12:54 am

      If you use black beans, the taste of this soup will be a bit different (more black bean than chicken feet taste) but I do think it will be delicious. You can omit the peanuts in this recipe if you want. You can do a search for “black bean soup” recipe on the site if you are interested :)

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  9. Jamie — March 14, 2016 @ 4:21 pm

    Dude, you got feet in your soup.

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  10. Iris — June 6, 2016 @ 9:37 pm

    I stay in northern Spain so getting these ingredients is quite difficult, but I adore your recipes!

    Is it possible to substitute chicken feet with chicken drumsticks? Can i omit the chicken bones and use water or do I have to use chicken stock then?

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    • wiffy replied: — June 10th, 2016 @ 3:01 pm

      Yes, you can substitute with chicken drumsticks. As for the chicken bones, it’s up to you (it will add flavour so add it if you can). But this will be more like chicken soup rather than chicken feet soup which has a special taste. But it will be still be nice nevertheless. If you ever buy a whole chicken, you can keep the feet in the freezer – once you accumulate enough, you can make this soup.

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