How to Cook Spicy Boneless Chicken Feet Korean?

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Welcome you all to another delicious cooking recipe! We all love to eat chicken. But, have u ever thought of eating chicken feet? Yes, chicken feet! Korean people love to eat chicken feet with a very delicious and mouth-watering recipe. I’m going to share the boneless chicken feet Korean recipe with you all.

Korean people call this chicken feet dish “Dakbal”. It’s not a too famous dish in Korea, but once you get the delicious taste and tender texture of this dish, I bet you’ll crave this. Let’s not waste time and get into the recipe.

Korean Chicken Feet Boneless Recipe

Food Type: Snack
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Serving: 3 people



For the Chicken Feet

• 300g Chicken Feet
• 2 tbsp sea salt/coarse salt
• 1/2 cup soju/milk/vodka

For the Sauce

• 2 chunks of ginger
• 2cloves of Garlic
• 1/2 tbsp Korean red pepper paste(gochujang)
• 1-3 Chili to paste
• 1 tbsp Korean chili flakes(gochugaru)
• 1/2 tbsp Mirin
• 1/2 tbsp Oyster sauce
• 1/2 tbsp Soy sauce
• 1/2 tbsp Black pepper
• 1/2 tbsp Sugar

For Garnishing

• Chopped Green Onion
• Sesame Oil
• Sesame Seeds


Step 1: Cut The Chicken Nails

To make boneless chicken feet Korean, at first, cut all the chicken feet nails using a kitchen knife or scissors.

Step 2: Marinate The Chicken Feet

Mix the chicken feet with soju/vodka/soju with sea salt for 1-2 minutes. Check that if the mixture is all over the chicken feet. Don’t drain the mixture water after mixing with the chicken. Let the chicken rest in the liquid for 20 minutes then.

Step 3: Make The Sauce In This Time

When the chicken feet will marinate, prepare your sauce. Take all the sauce ingredients in a hand blender or normal blender to blend in a smooth paste. Set the sauce mixture aside.

Step 4: Wash The Marinated Chicken

After 20 minutes, drain the liquid from the chicken and wash the chicken in cold water 2-3 times.

Step 5: Boil The Chicken

Now, in a steamer pot, put all the chicken feet on it and cover the pot. Let it boil for 1 hour or until you notice the chicken feet bone is tender.

Step 6: Optional Step

If you want boneless chicken feat, at this moment, you can separate the flesh and bones of the chicken feet. As the bones and flesh will be tender after boiling, so it won’t be any hassle. But if you want it with bone, then please continue from the next step.

Step 7: Mix Chicken Feet With Sauce

Now, when the chicken feet are still warm, take it in a large mixing bowl and pour the blended sauce on it. When the feet are still hot, the sauce will be absorbed into the depth of the chicken. However, use your hands or a spoon to mix the sauce with chicken feet evenly.

Step 8: Let The Chicken Rest

Now, after mixing with the sauce, let the chicken feet cool down and cover it with a lid. Let it rest for 2 hours in a refrigerator or keep it in the refrigerator for the whole night if you have enough time.

Step 9: Fry Time

Now, you can grill it or fry it. If you want to grill it, grill each side for 4-6 minutes in medium-high heat. You may ask, how to understand it’s cooked? When you’ll notice some burnt on the chicken skin, that’s the sign of it’s fully cooked. If you are frying it on the pan, use some oil and cook each side until both sides are charred.

Step 10: Final Touch

After frying each chicken foot evenly, transfer those into a serving plate. Garnish on the top with some chopped green onion and sesame seeds and Ta-Daa! Your delicious Korean chicken feet are also known as Dakbal is ready to feast on!

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Frequently Asked Questions on Boneless Chicken Fett Korean

Do Korean chicken feet have bones?

Yes, Korean chicken feet have bones in the general cooking method. There are two ways

to serve this dish. One is, de-bone and another is with bone. Both method cooking is equally popular to Chicken feet lover eaters.

What is Dakbal?



Dakbal is a Korean term that means “Chicken Feet” in English. This is a super spicy and delicious side dish for Korean people to enjoy. They enjoy this grilled or fried dish with soda, soju, or beer. The chicken feet are chopped from the ankle of the chicken and with sauce, it’s grilled over the fire!

Is Dakbal boneless?

Dakbal is served in two different ways. Boneless and with bone. In general, dakbal is presented with bone. But, in the cooking method, after boiling the chicken feet, you can separate the bone from the chicken.

What does Dakbal taste like?

Simply, very spicy. If you grill it over smoke, then it will have a barbecue smokey flavor which is savory. As the bones get tender after boiling, so you can get rid of the bone keeping the skin only. But the chewy flesh texture is too good to skip. You can give a try to this delicious tender dish.

Why do Koreans love chicken feet?

Well, chicken feet are like chicken wings in the States. Korean people make this dish with a very spicy and savory sauce. When it’s boneless, the taste is more delicious! Simply, it’s one of the best side dishes or snacks for Korean to enjoy with drinks with their friends or family.

Is eating chicken feet healthy?

Yes, they are pretty much healthy for anyone of any age. Chicken feet may not have much meat, but they are rich in collagen which is a highly needed protein of our body. It helps to improve skin health, reduces joint pain, and prevents bone density loss. Sometimes, chicken feet broth is the ideal food for patients.

What is eating chicken feet like?

It’s chewy. It’s not crispy like chicken wings or fry. Even if you grill it or fry it, the texture of chicken feet will be chewy. There isn’t much flesh but the chewy texture is savory.

Can I eat chicken feet bones?

You can eat chicken feet without the bones and nails. Without those two, everything in chicken feet is edible. You can eat the skin and suck out the cartilage from the bone. That’s how you eat chicken feet.

The Verdict

I hope you have learned how to cook Korean boneless chicken feet now. It is a savory, delicious, chewy textured, smokey flavored, spicy snack or side dish. You can increase the ingredients in proportion if you need to serve more people. I will be glad if you enjoy my recipe for this fantastic dish. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

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