Learn More About Chicken Gizzards and Get Great Recipe Ideas!

People from various cultures around the world relish chicken gizzards as they are a great source of protein and contain a lot of vitamins. Chicken gizzards enjoy dominance as street food sold in  Southeast Asia and Haiti. This offal is also commonly found broiled in Africa, fried in Japan and in Indonesia, and stewed in Portugal.

How nutritious is the Chicken Gizzard?

Predominantly rich in folate and vitamin B12, Chicken Gizzard features an array of minerals such as:

  • Magnesium
  • Zinc
  • Iron
  • Selenium

They also contain vitamins A, E, D, and K. As it is offal, it is undeniably also a brilliant protein source.

What does Chicken Gizzard taste like?

The taste of chicken gizzards is somewhat similar to the dark meat of chicken, mainly the thigh. Being a strong muscle, it is chewy and tough. However, when it comes to flavour, it can be enhanced via slow frying as it makes the chicken gizzard tender.

At Licious, we strive to deliver meats & seafood that are always fresh, never frozen. To make things even simpler for you, everything including our chicken gizzards, are cleaned, trimmed and cut. All you need to do is use them straight out of the pack with ZERO additional prep!

What kinds of recipes are meant for Chicken Gizzard? 

In  Louisiana, Chicken Gizzard is used in a few crawfish boils and gumbo recipes. They can be added to anything, including tacos, bolognese sauce, lasagna, enchiladas, soups, fried rice, chilli, and much more.

How to cook Chicken Gizzard?

A chicken gizzard scores well not only in taste but in nutritional aspects as well. It is generally cooked whole. Here are a few cooking options to look into:

  • Seared on a grill. Rustle up a sweet and sour BBQ sauce and grill the chicken gizzards until well seared and perfectly cooked. Ginger compliments gizzards and is worth adding to your BBQ sauce.
  • Boil and sautée the chicken gizzards. You will need to boil them in salted water for approximately 20 minutes, 5 of those minutes will be on high heat. For the remainder of the time, you can cook it on low heat. Once boiled and drained, add the gizzards to a hot pan, along with chopped onions and garlic. Saute this on medium heat until the gizzards are well browned and cooked through. Season with salt and herbs to your liking.
  • Fried to perfection. This one is a bit of a lengthy process, but worth it in the end. Begin by boiling the chicken gizzards with chopped onion, salt and a couple of bay leaves. Make sure the gizzards are submerged in the water and cook it on low heat for 2 ½ hours. Add more water as needed to your pot during this time. Once done, remove the gizzards but keep the broth. You can add more seasoning to your broth, a mix of your favourite herbs and spices. Now, add about ⅓ of a cup of broth to the gizzards and refrigerate this for half an hour. Heat oil in a large saucepan. Put the gizzards in a plastic bag or box with flour and shake them well until they are fully coated. Now, fry until golden brown.

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