Caribbean Recipes – Chicken Foot Souse

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri.  May 3, 2019: This week we bring you a very unique Caribbean recipe that is a popular street food especially in Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago. It’s chicken foot souse. Here’s what you will need to make it.


1 lb chicken feet, (cleaned and trimmed)

1 scotch bonnet pepper

2 cloves of garlic

Water for boiling

2 tablespoons cilantro

1 scallion

1/2 large onion sliced thin

Juice of 1 lime

Lemon slices

1/4 teaspoon salt

A pinch black pepper

1 medium cucumber


Wash the chicken’s feet removing all nails and debris that may be on feet. Scrape knife against feet to remove any discoloring. Make a few slits in the fat parts of feet.

Wash with salt and vinegar and rinse.

In a pot, boil feet in lightly salted water and garlic until tender or approximately 30 minutes.

Drain feet from water and set aside to cool.

In a large glass bowl add chopped onions, cilantro, pepper, water from the boiled feet, lime juice, lemon slices and chicken feet.

Mix well, ensuring that all ingredients are evenly distributed in bowl

Cover and let stand for at least 30 minutes, stirring occasionally to ensure all pieces are in the liquid.

Add cucumber, cilantro and lemon slices when ready to serve.

This can also be served chilled.

Bon Appetite.