Chicken Feet Soup and Broth Recipe

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chicken feet soup in a pot
I’ve received a number of requests from readers who want to learn how to make bone broth and soup using chicken feet on their own without any other bones or meat.  Of course, the feet should ideally come from free range or pastured chickens – not conventional.

Why would you want to do this?

Reasons to Make Chicken Feet Soup and Broth

First of all, a 2 pound bag of chicken feet used to make about a gallon of chicken bone broth is very budget friendly. In some places, it costs less than a pastured chicken.

Another reason is that making broth with chicken feet is a failsafe way to get tons of gelatin. Check out the short video in the recipe below of my recent batch of chicken feet broth.  Sooooo much gelatin and very little chicken fat to skim off after it is refrigerated to obtain clarified stock which is best for making soup.

If you are having trouble getting your bone broth to gel, try making a batch with just chicken feet. You can’t miss!

I made a batch the other day and took loads of pictures to show you the simple process. I use a Vita-clay slow cooker to make bone broth and soups whether using chicken feet or not. This is to avoid the potential for leaching nickel from stainless steel as properly made broth uses a bit of apple cider vinegar (only buy brands packed in glass bottles!).

chicken feet soup in a pot
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Chicken Feet Soup

Easy recipe for making broth and soup from chicken feet, which can be more budget friendly than a whole chicken and creates a lot of healthful gelatin and collagen.

Course Soup
Keyword easy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 hours
Total Time 18 hours 10 minutes
Servings 16
Author Sarah Pope MGA

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place cleaned chicken feet in pot. I use a Vita-Clay slow cooker.

    chicken feet in stockpot
  2. Add filtered water.

    adding water to chicken feet in pot
  3. Add optional chopped vegetables and stir in apple cider vinegar.

  4. Simmer mixture for 9-18 hours. If using a Vita-clay, set it to "slow" for 9.5 hours (this is the max setting for time). If you wish to go longer, you can reset for another 9 hours when it is done.

    cooking chicken feet soup
  5. Strain into a glass bowl.

    straining chicken feet soup
  6. Cool on the counter until the broth is slightly warm or room temperature.

    clarified chicken feet stock
  7. Pour into mason jar, seal the lid and refrigerate. Rewarm on the stove, add salt and pepper to taste and enjoy on its own or use as a base for all your favorite soup recipes.

Recipe Video

ingredients for homemade chicken feet soup

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