How to cook Chicken gizzards – Chicken gizzards recipe

chicken gizzards recipe
Prep. time:
60 min
12 dishes

Below is a recipe for deliciously tender chicken gizzards that will tantalize your taste buds.

Preparation Time: Approximately 1 hour

This recipe transforms chicken gizzards into a flavorful delicacy.

It involves marinating the gizzards to infuse them with rich flavors, then simmering them until they are tender and succulent.

Finally, they are pan-fried to achieve a crispy outer layer, making them an irresistible treat.

Chicken gizzards recipe Ingredients

How to Prepare Chicken Gizzards – The Ingredients

  • 500g chicken gizzards
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Alternative Ingredients for Chicken gizzards recipe

For a vegan version, substitute chicken gizzards with sliced mushrooms or tofu. Use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth and tamari instead of soy sauce for a gluten-free option.

How to Prepare Chicken Gizzards – The Steps

  1. Rinse the chicken gizzards under cold water and pat them dry with paper towels.
  2. In a bowl, combine the minced garlic, chopped onion, olive oil, smoked paprika, dried thyme, salt, and pepper. Add the chicken gizzards to the
  3. bowl and toss to coat them evenly with the marinade. Let them marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the marinated chicken gizzards. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they are browned.
  5. Pour in the chicken broth, soy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Bring the mixture to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low. Cover and let it simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the gizzards are tender.
  6. Once the gizzards are tender, remove them from the skillet and set them aside. Reserve the cooking liquid.
  7. In a separate small bowl, mix the all-purpose flour with a bit of water to create a slurry. Gradually whisk the slurry into the reserved cooking liquid in the skillet, stirring constantly. Cook until the sauce thickens.
  8. Return the cooked gizzards to the skillet and toss them in the thickened sauce. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld and the gizzards to absorb the sauce.
  9. Serve the chicken gizzards hot, garnished with fresh herbs if desired.

Chicken gizzards recipe – Nutritional Advantages

Chicken gizzards are a good source of protein, iron, and zinc.
This recipe uses minimal oil and incorporates flavorful herbs and spices, making it a healthier alternative to fried foods.

Possible Add-ons or Upgrades for Chicken gizzards recipe

Add diced tomatoes or bell peppers for a burst of freshness and color.
Serve the chicken gizzards over a bed of rice or mashed potatoes for a satisfying meal.


Q: Can I use other meats instead of chicken gizzards?
A: Yes, you can adapt this recipe to use chicken liver, beef heart, or even pork kidneys.

Q: How can I make this recipe spicier?
A: You can add chopped chili peppers or a dash of hot sauce to the marinade for an extra kick.

Q: Can I make this recipe ahead of time?
A: Yes, you can prepare the chicken gizzards up to the point of simmering them in the sauce, then refrigerate them until you’re ready to finish cooking.

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