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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Omg Annie! Looks finger licking good!! I've never tried frying the chicken feet first so I'm going to try this recipe out soon. Btw, what if I don't have a pressure cooker??

To get it moist and soft, you'll need a pressure cooker.  I've tried it before without the pressure cooker and the chicken feet was not as soft.  Good luck.

Thank you! These chicken feet are the best!

Hi Yer! I hope these instructions are easy to follow. Next time I'll make a video and post on Youtube!

hey annie,

can the chicken feet be cooked in a slow cooker over night, instead of the pressure cooker?



Yes, it can be cooked in a slow cooker too.  You may need to adjust your water for the slow cooker method.

I can't wait to try out this recipe. I'd always wait for the hmong store to make them and go buy it but they don't make alot and they always run out by the time I get there so this is awesome that I can finally find a recipe to try out. Now I've heard that I can use a steamer or those 2 pots that makes rice to steam them until they are soft, would that be ok?I also got your blue crab recipe too and I can't wait to try them both out. I'm drooling right now haha.

Hi Sheena, I think a steamer would be good too. You might have to steam it for a long time to get it soft.  Give it a try and let me know how it turns out!

You don't need a pressure cooker to make those chicken feet soft.  I learned a trick that doesn't required it but only everything you already have in your kitchen!  All you need is deep fried it first then boil the chicken feets 2nd to get it super soft like at any restaurants you go to.  Hope this helps for people with no pressure cooker.

This recipe does call for it to be deep fried and it will be HOT and POPPY. Boiling the chicken does help but it's probably much faster in a slow cooker.

It looks great. I'm thinking about making that tonight 


Thnx for sharing this good recipe. Whenever I have time I will definitely give it a try. Thanks for your kindness for being so patient to show us how to cook this recipe.

You are welcome!!!

I want to try this but I have a questions. U said to cook it for 20 mins, is that after the pot tells u that here is steam or is it 20 min from the time u put it on the stove? And is it turn on low once there is steam in the pressure?

20-25 minutes depending on the temperature of your stove and your pressure cooker. The time begins once you put the pot on the stove.

Can a turbo oven work? As I am sure everyone has one! ;)

I haven't tried making this dish in a turbo oven. Not sure how it would turn out. If you do try it, let us know!

yeh. I Like it.different taste, a litle sweetmine is not red like yourstake a black of beensmaybe I use real beensnext timei will try less sugar and corn starch

Good luck!

I was wondering if I can use already pre mixed black bean sauce from the jar? Will that work? Does it taste different?

You want it with the beans. The sauce doesn't have the same effect.

This looks sooooo good.   I shall attempt this weekend, but dangit, I don't have a pressure cooker.  Hmm.. how long would it take to cook if I were just to cover it?

Are you going to do a movie tutorial on this too?? Sometimes I learn best when watching someone doing it. Thanks

Yes, did you see the video that is posted at the bottom after the recipe?

I see u mentioned in one of the above comment that its ok to use a slow cooker but need to adjust the water. Do u know how much water we add if using the slow cooker?? And what about the timing? How long should we slow cook it till? Pls let me know. Thanks!

I haven't tried making it with a slow cooker. I was say use the same amount and just keep an eye on it. If it gets too dry and the chicken feet is still hard, add a little water but don't over do it because you don't want soup. You probably may need to cook it for a few hours 5-10.

i was wondering if you can make a vidoe of how to make KHAUB POOB TSO sauce? 

Looks good! Planning to make this dish for thanksgiving but i want to give it a try before i make it for an event. Since i dont have a pressure cooker what is another way i could cook it? Will a slow cooker work or should i use a rice steamer instead?

This recipe is for use with a pressure cooker. I haven't made it with a slow cooker. You could try cooking it longer in a pot but I'm not sure what the measurements would be.

Where exactly in an asian store will i find the black beans? How does it look like?

Hi Annie,So, I attempted to try this chicken feet recipe. However, it did not turn out the way I expected to. I don't know what I did wrong, and not only that, when I fried the feet, mine did not look like yours at all. I don't know how you got yours to look so nice golden brown. I'm thinking it might be the type of chicken feet that I bought. The result of it was very disappointing; it looked more like chicken feet, I did use a pressure cooker too...but I don't know what went wrong.Thanks for the upload of your video. I think I will just do take out. LOL.

 Hi My name is Hazar.If you want chicken legs I can supply you with.

I can't wait to try the chicken feet.  My boyfriend and my neice loves eating chicken feet, but when ever we deep fry the chicken feet it's always too hard to eat.

I tried today this chicken feet recipe, but I hadn't black been at home, so I used regular red been from can. I smashed it and mix with two tsp of hoi sin sauce, and I added 1 small chili pepper. It is fantastic dish, low of calories and very tasty. BTW, I stimed in my pressure cooker about 35 min., and this is to much, because even bones was to tender. For sure I will cook this dish in the future. thx

First off I appreciate anyone who likes chicken feet. Secondly, I truly value the work you are doing to preserve and pass on the food culture of the Hmong community. Your site is beautifully designed and well organized! The recipes seem so simple when you break it down for us. Keep the recipes coming!

Hi Annie, I was just wondering what model your pressure cooker is? And where you got it from?

Hi Annie, would you be able to tell me which kind (brand) of black beans did you use?

Where did you buy that presser cooker from sister? 

What size pressure cooker do you use for this recipe and can other sizes (maybe smaller) be used as well? Does it matter is it aluminum or stainless steel?Thanks!

Hi Annie,Question on black bean.How do you make the black bean look like paste, creaming sticky?I bought one bag of dry black bean, but I don't know exactly how to do from there.  ThanksMaui VangStockton, CA

Hi Annie,Question on black bean.How do you make the black bean look like paste, creaming sticky?I bought one bag of dry black bean, but I don't know exactly how to do from there.  ThanksMaui VangStockton, CA

Hi Annie,How do make the black bean sauce?ThanksMaui

Hi there, looks like a lovely recipe. But can you please specify what type of soya sauce to use? Eg dark, light, sweet ??


What type of soya sauce do you use? Dark, light , sweet??

I love how you take picture of your ingredients (: It helps alot! And I love your recipes!

On the video of th chicken black bean sauce for how many people serve u made
I want to try it but with 4 people how can I know what amount ingredients to use

I tried your recipe n is very n my kids we love it..

Hi Annie, I just came cross your recipe as I found organic chicken feet at Whole Foods and wanted to try making them. Chicken feet is one of those parts of the chicken that my mother always told me contained a lot of the chicken's hormones or chemicals, so even though I love them, I only get them occassionally at dim sum. Now that we can find organic ones, I want to make them at home! As a young mother, I just want to say that I really respect you for keeping up the good Asian cooking, on top of being a mother AND a career woman! Growing up in the U.S., I never learned how to make these dishes and want to start so that my kids can eat them as they grow up. So thank you for your website. I have one question about the black beans - is it black bean sauce, as in they are already salted flavorful, or are they just plain cooked black beans? I have not seen them at my local Asian store, only black bean sauce. But I can probably cook some up and mash them. Thank you and good luck on your move!

Made this chicken feet recipe last night and it was delicious! I was surprised how simple your recipe was, thanks for sharing. I have added this to my list of recipes to do again.


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