Chicken Gizzard Adobo: A Filipino-Inspired Recipe

Updated on October 4, 2018
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adobo chicken gizzard recipe
adobo chicken gizzard recipe | Source

Adobo is found in several different countries around the world, but one of the most famous is from the Philippines. Even within the Philippines, different regions have their own variations. Typically, this dish is made with meat or vegetables with bay leaf, garlic, peppercorns, soy sauce, and vinegar.

Recently, I was craving Filipino-style adobo, so I decided to make it at home. Instead of fresh garlic, I used crispy fried garlic bits (which you can buy at the store or make at home). I liked how this recipe turned out with the crispy fried garlic bits; the taste and texture changed. It was really great!

Let's look at my recipe for chicken gizzard adobo.

ingredients for adobo chicken gizzard recipe
ingredients for adobo chicken gizzard recipe | Source

Ingredients

  • 250 grams chicken gizzards, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups water or chicken gizzard stock
  • 2 small potatoes, cubed
  • 2 pieces bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • Crispy fried garlic bits
  • Few pinches of salt, to tenderize gizzard
  • Few drops of vinegar, to tenderize gizzard
  • 3 cups water, to tenderize gizzard
  • Oil

Utensils

For Preparation:

  • 1 plate
  • 2 small bowls
  • 2 medium bowls
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • chopping board
  • knife

For Cooking:

  • pot
  • sooking spoon
  • strainer
  • bowl

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 50 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: 2 servings

Instructions

  1. Remove fats from the gizzards. Rinse it with salt and wash it with water twice.
  2. Put gizzards, vinegar, salt, and water in a pot. Bring to boil for about 25 to 35 minutes or until tender.
  3. Cut the potatoes into cubes. Soak it in water. Set aside.
  4. Check the gizzards. If almost tender, remove it from the heat. Drain and save the water. Let it cool before slicing it into pieces.
  5. Saute first the gizzards in oil. Add all ingredients in the same pot. Allow it to boil until gizzards and potatoes are fully cooked.
  6. Serve it immediately while still hot.
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Finished Product

rice served with chicken gizzard adobo
rice served with chicken gizzard adobo | Source

Tips and Techniques

  1. Slice meats or vegetables into small pieces to facilitate fast cooking.
  2. Add fresh garlic and onions if preferred. Saute garlic and onion first—before adding the other ingredients.
  3. Make it spicy by adding fresh bird's eye chilies or chili garlic oil.
  4. Use a pressure cooker, if available, for faster cooking of the gizzards.
  5. Add more liquid if necessary.
  6. Save gizzard stock to enhance the flavor of the whole dish.
  7. Add enough vinegar into boiling water to tenderize the gizzards and lessen their off-taste or fishy taste.

Questions & Answers

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      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        2 months ago from California

        Hello Liz,

        In the future, that is for sure! Thanks for the appreciation.

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        Liz Westwood 

        2 months ago from UK

        This looks tasty. Maybe you should publish your recipes in a cook book.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        2 months ago from California

        Hi Mary,

        Innards of animals are my favorite since I was a kid. My parents used to cook it because I used to have a problem witg my blood count before These foods are the best sources of the vitamins I need. That's where all started despite of the texture of most innards,

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        Mary Norton 

        2 months ago from Ontario, Canada

        I used to enjoy gizzards but have not eaten it for years now. Time to try some again.

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