A delicious, very easy to follow South African favourite recipe for chicken feet. Also known as Maotwana.

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Chicken Feet Recipe (maotwana)

One of South Africa's favourite dishes
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Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine South African
Servings 5
Calories 450 kcal


  • 1 kg chicken feet
  • 2 chicken stock cubes
  • 1 tsp chicken spice
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 onion
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 tsp mild and spicy curry
  • 2 cups water
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Remove scales. Clean and rinse chicken feet.
  • Put in a pot with 2 cups of water. Boil for 30 minutes or until skin will peel off like a glove. Peel, rinse.
  • Put in a clean pot with another 2 cups of water.
  • Add other ingredients.
  • Cook until tender, about 30 minutes.


Calories: 450kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 40gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 168mgSodium: 541mgPotassium: 165mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 325IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 190mgIron: 2mg
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