HomeRecipesMeatchickenChicken Feet Peanut Soup (鸡脚花生汤)


  1. 10 chicken feet
  2. 10 red dates
  3. 300 grams raw peanuts
  4. 5-10 clove of garlic
  5. 5 dried shitake mushroom, or handfull of dried mushroom stem.(optional)
  6. 2 litres water
  7. Salt to taste


  1. Wash the chicken feet, make sure you peel off any yellow outer covering layer of the chicken feet.  They should be pinkish white.  Cut away the sharp claws.
  2. You can remove the skin of the garlic, or just leave them as it is. 
  3. Wash the red dates, mushroom and peanuts.
  4. Tip: if you have used dried shitake mushroom for cooking some other dish, you may save the stem (hard and fibrous, not nice for eating) for this soup.
  5. Put all ingredients into a slow cooker with the water, leave it to cook overnight or for 5 hours.
  6. Alternatively, cook in a pot with very low flame for 5 hours (make sure the water level is monitored to prevent drying up, add water if necessary). 
  7. You may add in the chicken feet 2-3 hours after cooking, as peanuts is the one that takes longer time to cook.  That will retain chewiness of the chicken feet if you like.
  8. When done, add salt to taste (this portion required about 1 – 1.5 teaspoon, but do your own judgement, and test as you add.
  9. Serve hot (I prefer to serve with a dash of pepper)



Chicken Feet Peanut Soup (鸡脚花生汤) — 5 Comments

  1. It garlic taste goes very well with the soup. After boiling for long time, the garlic loses its pungent smell, and its more fragrance. (eg braised soya chicken or pork trotters, garlic can be used too) However, without the garlic, the soup taste good as well. I have tried it.

  2. Thanks for the recipe. This soup is really delicious when i first tried. Do you know what some of the health benefits of this soup?

  3. Not sure what health benefit this soup brings, but chicken feet is very high in collagen, good for the complexion I guess 🙂

  4. A Chinese lady told me the collagen is excellent for knees cartilage problem (where you hear ‘squeky’ noise if you want long distance or older people) because you eat chicken feet for your own feet, as Chinese always says.

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