How to Eat Chicken Feet

Chicken feet, scary and strange for some, is a definitive treatment for knee pain and increased bone density. In addition to the health benefits mentioned above, chicken feet also have beauty benefits, such as lifting and softening the skin and removing facial and body wrinkles. Some people make chicken feet like broth, or more simply, just boil them and they like the taste just that way. Here is a recipe for those who do not like this taste or want to benefit from this natural medicine even more.

Ingredients to make chicken feet stock:

  • 3 chicken feet per person
  • Less than a teaspoon salt
  • A glass jar with a metal lid




  • wash the chicken feet and put them in a jar. (Do not add water).
  • Add salt, close the lid and shake several times.
  • Take a medium pot, fill it in half with water, and put the glass jar in it.
  • Increase the heat to bring it to a boil, then lower to medium so that it cooks slowly without boiling.
  • Let it cook for 4 to 5 hours and add hot water if needed.
  • Take out the glass jar and use the sharp tip of a knife between the lid and the glass to eliminate the air inside to open it.


The small amount of water left at the bottom of the container is chicken feet stock. Eat chicken feet and the stock before breakfast or late at night so that it is well absorbed by the body. If you still don't like the taste, you can add the stock to soups and stews. Due to the high gelatin content of chicken feet stock, it becomes jelly-like after a while and can be kept in the freezer.


Why include chicken feet in our diet?

Providing the skin with the needed collagen is the reason for expensive Botox injections. Chicken feet provide the collagen, protein, and calcium needed for a youthful skin. Other healing properties of this natural medicine for the skin include scar removal, prevention of acne, and healing wounds. Chicken feet also help the nails become stronger and grow faster. It boosts the body's immune system against new bacterial and viral diseases. Calcium levels in the human body decrease as we age, making it difficult for cells to rebuild themselves. Because chicken feet are high in minerals such as calcium, protein, cartilage, and collagen, eating them  regularly helps strengthen joints and prevents the bones from breaking as we get older.