Abstract A high-performance liquid chromatographic–mass spectrometric (HPLC–MS) method has been developed for determination of clopidol residues in chicken tissues. Samples are extracted with acetonitrile. The extracts are cleaned up on an alumina column followed by an anion-exchange column. The clopidol is separated on a column (150 cm×4.6 mm) of Intertsil by using acetonitrile–water (20:80) as mobile phase. The clopidol was qualitatively identified by molecule mass and determined quantitatively by selected ion monitoring mode at 190 m/z. The recoveries with RSDs ranged from 91.6±10.1 to 97.3±5.7 at 0.010 to 10.0 mg/kg by spiking three matrices (chicken muscle, liver, and kidney). The limit of detection was 0.005 mg/kg, and the limit of quantification was 0.010 mg/kg.