chicken gizzards

various dates

This is another one of those undervalued organ meats. Google "chicken gizzard recipes" for lots of wonderful recipes. The gizzard is a very strong circular muscle that needs long moist cooking to become reasonably tender. Every recipe starts with boiling the gizzards for several hours and while we're there anyway, it's a delicious broth/soup.

You can buy chicken gizzards at your butcher store in large enough quantity to be useful for kitcheneering adventures. The only thing you need to check before you start is to make sure that the inner lining—a tough yellow membrane—has been removed from all the gizzards. I consistently find at least one that hasn't been peeled in each package. Those linings are edible, but I do not find them pleasant eating.

 

A. chicken gizzard soup

2015-04-23

The first step in every chicken gizzard recipe.
I find this already quite satisfying as a small meal or appetizer without doing anything else to them.

 

Pic1: pre-packaged gizzards
Pic2: remove the yellow lining
Pic3: boiled gizzards with broth - 2016-05-06

 

INGREDIENTS

This is what you need for 2 servings:

Directions

The simplest recipe:

chicken gizzard soup on the internet

Pic4-6: gizzard soup - internet pictures

B. refried chicken gizzards with chipotle sauce

2016-05-10

This is not a quick menu item.
The chicken gizzards have to be boiled for several hours until quite tender. A quick sear cannot do that.

INGREDIENTS

This is what you need for 2 servings:

chipotle sauce aka chipotle Diablo Sauce

Directions

2016-05-10

Pic7: boil the gizzards first
Pic8: pan-fry to nice dark-brown
Pic9: add sauce