Chicken Feet & Peanuts Soup

Chicken Feet Soup
Chinese-style Chicken Feet & Peanuts Soup

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Chicken feet may be considered fear factor food for some, but definitely not for me – I absolutely love it. At home, we call chicken feet soup “the collagen soup”, as chicken feet is naturally rich in collagen thanks to the gelatin, which is beneficial for looking youthful, promoting supple skin, reliving arthritis pain, strengthening bones etc.  If you want to stay young and beautiful the natural way, do cook this regularly ;) After simmering for 2 hours (and keeping it for a few more hours in the thermal pot if possible), the chicken feet will be tender and the soup extremely rich. Chicken soup made with chicken feet has a different richness and depth from soup brewed from chicken bones, so even if you do not eat chicken feet, I am quite sure you will enjoy this wholesome and delicious tasting chicken soup.

Chicken Feet Soup Ingredients

Peanuts impart a wonderful nuttiness to the soup, and complements the chicken feet very well. I refuse to cook this if I run out of raw peanuts!

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.