Fried Gizzards

Fried Gizzards – crispy fried chicken gizzards with a deep, rich, meaty flavor that are sliced in twisted bits and fried to perfection. The cheapest meat there is that is so tasty and addictive. This could go with almost any kind of dish!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine African
Servings 4 cups
Calories 656 kcal
Author Immaculate Bites



  • 2 pound chicken gizzards
  • 2 stalks celery , cut into chunks
  • 1 onion , chopped
  • 1-2 Garlic Clove Smashed
  • 1-2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • salt and white pepper to taste


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornstarch (sub with flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt , adjust to taste
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • ½ -1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1-1/2 tablespoon dried herbs (Thyme, Oregano, Parsley)
  • 2 large eggs


  1. Place the chicken gizzards in a pot with onion, celery, bay leaves, thyme and smashed garlic – salt . Add enough water to cover the gizzards by 1 inch. Bring the gizzards to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 1 ½ – 2 hours or more depending on preference .. You may have to add more water , if needed, to keep gizzards covered.

  2. Drain gizzards in a colander , pick out or remove celery, bay leaves and onion. Reserve the broth or freeze for later use.

  3. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, herbs and white pepper.

  4. When ready to fry dredge the gizzards in the , egg mixture , then the flour mixture, shaking any excess flour. You may use a ziplock bag for this process. Set aside for about 15 minutes.

  5. Heat oil in a deep fryer or cast iron skillet to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Temperature will drop once you add gizzards .