Tender Chicken Gizzards

Jo Zimny Recipe

By Jo Zimny EmilyJo

50 Min

I don't know about you, but I always loved the chicken gizzard. This takes a fair bit of time to prepare, but if you're a gizzard lover you will enjoy these regardless. I served mine with some sweet and sour sauce on the side. I found these still retained some of their chewiness, so don't expect them to be really tender.

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1-2 lb
chicken gizzards, rinse them off
1-2 c
flour, divided
2 l
3 large
eggs, beaten
1/2 c
real butter
1-2 tsp
multi-spice seasoning

Directions Step-By-Step

Bring the coke to a boil in a large pot. Add the gizzards and return to a boil. Then reduce to a steady simmer for 35-45 minutes. Remove the gizzards and drain.

NOTE: I didn't use coca-cola, but did use chicken broth, I don't drink sodas.
Then, put the gizzards into the fridge and give them about 30 minutes so they are totally cold. In fact the colder the better.
Divide the flours between two shallow bowls and put the multi-spice in the third bowl. Put the plain flour in the first bowl and the beaten egg in the middle bowl.
roll each gizzard in the first bowl of flour, then the egg, then the seasoned flour. Doing it in order will ensure that the tenders come out right.
Place the gizzards in the hot butter (watch you don't burn the butter) and saute until golden. Cook 2-3 minutes and drain on a paper towel.
Serve with sweet and sour sauce or other sauce of your choice. If you don't mind chewing a little, these are very tasty and enjoyable.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Poultry Appetizers
Hashtag: #gizzards

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Karla Everett Karla59
Dec 8, 2011
Yummy these sound good , I love gizzards but they are hard to chew anymore. I will have to try these ...saved :D
Wendy Rusch snooksk9
Dec 8, 2011
I love them too! I just learned about 2 months ago, the longer I simmer them the more tender they get...Thanks Jo! I am excited to try these because I love sweet and sour too!!! :o)
Diane Fowler 52Diane
Dec 11, 2011
Oh, these chicken gizzards sound really yummy but like you said, Jo, I don't use or drink soda beverages either.
What is multi-spice seasoning?
Thank-you so much for sharing this recipe with us, Jo.
Jo Zimny EmilyJo
Dec 13, 2011
Thanks everyone, I just loved these. They were a tad chewy but that's a gizzard for ya :).

Diane, a multi-spice would be a mixture of spices, grilling spices can be multi-spice, you know having several different things combined. I used a chicken grilling spice in mine and it contains different herbs and some spice..it was tasty, so give it a try, experiment with different ones. You are bound to find one you like.
Jo :)
Diane Fowler 52Diane
Dec 13, 2011
Thank you, I can't wait to try them.
Linda Galatas Burntsugar
Sep 30, 2013
Hi Jo, I too love chicken gizzards and want to try your recipe. Can you let me how much coca cola to use. It looks like 21 coca colas or it could be 2 liters. Thanks.