Taste the Unique and Delicious Flavor of Korean Chicken Feet

Eager to experience something a bit out of the ordinary? Why not try making a classic Korean dish like chicken feet, or “Dak-bal” as locals call it? This traditional recipe captures complex flavors for a truly tantalizing culinary experience.


– 2 pounds of chicken feet
– 4 tablespoons of gochugaru (Korean red chili pepper flakes)
– 2 tablespoons of minced garlic
– 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
– 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
– 2 tablespoons of honey
– 2 tablespoons of rice wine
– 1 teaspoon of black pepper
– 2 tablespoons of wheat flour


1. Rinse the chicken feet in cold water and pat them dry with a paper towel.
2. In a separate bowl, mix together the gochugaru, garlic, sesame oil, soy sauce, honey, rice wine, black pepper, and wheat flour.
3. Coat the chicken feet in the mixture and place them in a greased baking tray.
4. Preheat your oven to 350F/175C, and bake the chicken feet for 25 minutes, or until the skin is golden brown.
5. Enjoy your chicken feet hot and fresh from the oven!

If you’re feeling adventurous, you could experiment by using yellow chili pepper flakes instead, for a milder flavor. Another popular option is to sauté the chicken feet on a stovetop – this allows you to monitor the cooking more closely and get more nuanced flavor from the marinade.

Korean chicken feet have an almost addictive flavor that’s certainly not for everyone, but for those brave enough to try it, it’s a wonderful treat. Its complex aroma and flavors are a result of the unique combination of spices and ingredients used. For those looking to take their palate on a journey beyond the ordinary, this is a great starting point.

If you enjoy this recipe and are looking to explore more of the Korean culinary tradition, you might want to try haemul-pajeon (seafood + green onion pancakes) and kimchi jjigae (spicy kimchi stew). Korean cuisine has so many interesting options, each with its own characteristics and peculiarities. You’ll never run out of inspiring dishes to try!