Most everyone is familiar with the health benefits of homemade bone broth which is valued for its nutritional significance, versatility and overall deliciousness. Bone broth has been known for centuries to aid in joint health, immunity, gut health, and it’s rich in vitamins and minerals.
Few are aware that adding chicken feet increase all those benefits because they are comprised of entirely bones, tendons, and cartilage. Chicken feet contain zero actual muscle, which is known in the culinary world as “meat.” Two, they’re basically all skin and tendons.
They’re very gelatinous, which is a texture that’s popular in Asia but not nearly so common in America. So before eating them realize it could be an acquired taste. Basically though they taste like chicken.
Before preparing chicken feet it’ a good idea to peel them. Why? Because when chickens are walking around the barnyard they aren’t particular about where they step and their feet are covered with, well, you know what it is. Second, the skin can tend to give the stock a bit of an odd taste.
They can also be fried and served with soy sauce, garlic, vinegar, sugar, and/or Asian seasonings. They should be eaten like wings...just gnaw away.
Deep Fried Chicken Feet Recipes