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Fried Chicken Gizzards Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Fried Chicken Gizzards

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    55 mins


  1. Trim excess fat and gristle from chicken gizzards. Rinse under cold running water.
  2. Place gizzards in a pot of cold water. Bring water and gizzards to a rolling boil; continue to boil for about 15 minutes. Strain gizzards using a colander. Allow to cool.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the flour, seasoned salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a plastic bag. Shake well to combine.
  4. Preheat vegetable oil in a skillet with a lid over medium-high heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  5. Thoroughly coat gizzards with flour mixture and shake off excess. Gently lay the coated gizzards in the hot oil. Cook until brown. Reduce heat to medium; cover skillet with lid and cook another 10 minutes. Remove to paper towels to drain.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 03, 2008

I've been making chicken gizzards like this for years. One thing I do differently is to boil them for about an hour, and season the water with salt/pepper/garlic powder. It makes them tasty, and tender. Great recipe though!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 15, 2008

Par-boiling the gizzards really defeated the whole purpose. YOu need to marinade gizzards overnight in either buttermilk, sour cream or yogurt so the toughness is broken down naturally and absorbs the tangyness of the marinade. Add a couple dashes hotsauce to the marinade and we're talking YUM! Plus the marinade helps the flour coating stick better and become puffier. Also add some pepper, a touch of cayenne and msg to the flour (I know everyone is anti-msg, but it really is needed to get the right flavor here.


34 Ratings

Apr 05, 2008

Well I used 2 lbs of gizzards instead of 1.5 lbs. I doubled the garlic powder cuz I like garlic darnit. I also changed the boiling time to around 45 minutes. They get very tender the longer you boil them. And rather than a frying pan I used my deep fryer to flash fry. I used an egg wash to get the flour mixture to stick to the gizzards better. I only deep fried them long enough for the batter to fry to a golden brown. Usually around 30 to 45 seconds. I realized I had quite a bit of egg wash left over as well as the flour mixture. So I dropped some egg wash into the flour and made a dough out of it. I also deep fried the dough balls but a little bit longer to make sure they cooked all the way thru. I then crumbled them up into a hot frying pan and added the remaining egg wash to make scrambled eggs. I served those with the gizzards and believe me it was a fantastic meal. The pepper made it a little spicy but I like that. So all I changed was the boiling time, added a bit more garlic pepper and, deep fried instead of pan fried. Delicious.

Oct 07, 2008

Good recipe. I did have one problem tho. The breading would not stay on the chicken :( I was so mad, but still ate them. Any tips on preventing this? But all-in-all a good recipe, maybe it was just me with the breading problem. Thanks, Tyler

Jun 18, 2010

The Gizzards need to be boiled with MSG or some other meat tenderizer and also I use chicken boullion and garlic powder to boil them in. Gives them the extra flavour that the plain water removes. The other trick to keeping the batter on is to make sure the gizzards are completely cooled (run under very cold water until cool) and YES I also dip them in a beaten egg with a few drops of water added to the egg mixture. I also add a few drops of hot pepper sauce to the egg mix. Next, I add about 1/4 cup of Italian bread crumbs to the flour and spice mix, and this produces the most deeeeeelish treat when fried. Hope you try this and enjoy!

May 28, 2008

This was a total disaster. The Par boiling time was way too long and the frying time was way too long. After Par-Boiling I noticed the Gizzards were too tough at the 15 minute time period. When frying, I found the browning time too long also and then the covered time was excessively way too long.

Jan 12, 2009

The gizzards were good except I put them in egg before I put the flour on, it makes the flour stick better. Also, I deep fried them. Faster cooking.

Oct 16, 2007

Very easy and very good. No more am pm gizzards. Thank you, this is the best


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  • Calories
  • 287 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.3 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 285 mg
  • 95%
  • Fat
  • 16.1 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 22.1 g
  • 44%
  • Sodium
  • 761 mg
  • 30%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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