How to Make Fried Chicken Gizzards With Garlic Butter

Updated on January 29, 2020
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I am a chef on a luxury world cruise liner. I love to cook and write recipes that are inspired by foods from all over the world.

hot to make fried chicken gizzards with garlic butter
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The chicken gizzard is part of the digestive tract of a chicken. In many Asian countries, gizzards are considered to be a delicacy. They are a great source of protein, but they should only be consumed occasionally because they are high in cholesterol.

This recipe for fried chicken gizzards with garlic butter is a deliciously crunchy party snack. You may pair this dish with any condiment or dip of your choice. Personally, I like to serve it with my homemade spicy soy-vinegar dip, which lessens the greasy taste that comes from the butter and oil. I also think this snack goes perfectly with a beer or any other alcoholic drink of your choosing.

Let's get cooking!


  • 250 grams chicken gizzards, bite-size pieces
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Chicken breading mix (store-bought)
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
ingredients for chicken gizzard recipe
ingredients for chicken gizzard recipe | Source


For Preparation:

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

For Cooking:

  • frying pan
  • saute pan
  • tongs
  • cooking spoon

Fried Chicken Gizzards with Garlic Butter Step-By-Step Procedure


  1. Cook chicken gizzards in boiling water with salt and vinegar.
  2. Once cooked, drain water. Reserve the stock for future use. Set aside.
  3. Prepare the breading mix according to package instructions.
  4. Heat oil in a frying pan.
  5. Coat each piece of chicken gizzard with breading mix. Fry batch by batch.
  6. Once done, heat a saute pan. Add the butter and a small amount of oil.
  7. Add the minced garlic. Cook until slightly brown.
  8. Immediately add the chicken gizzards. Toss until well coated with butter and garlic.
  9. Season with salt and pepper.
  10. Serve with as-is or with a dip.

The Finished Dish

fried chicken gizzards with garlic butter
fried chicken gizzards with garlic butter | Source

Tips and Techniques

  1. Try my homemade Chinese-style breading mix. Simply add a small amount of water to make the batter.
  2. Tenderize gizzards by adding vinegar.
  3. Try replacing fresh garlic with my homemade crispy fried garlic bits.
  4. Add more water if necessary.
  5. Reserve the stock for future recipes, such as soups.
  6. Maintain the oil temperature by not overcrowding the pan.

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    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      21 months ago from Manila

      Hi Eric,

      Sure, try it. You'll definitely love this recipe. Just make sure to eat moderately. Have a nice day!

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      Eric Dierker 

      21 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Very well done - I will make this one.

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      21 months ago from Manila

      Hello Liz,

      I agree with you. Everybody can enjoy this kind of food even if most people think it isn't pleasing to eat. As a matter of fact, under rated food items are much healthier than any other foods.

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      21 months ago from Manila

      Hi Mary,

      It was also my favorite. Before I only know few recipes to cook it, now I am confident enough to create recipe with a new taste.

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      Liz Westwood 

      21 months ago from UK

      This is a good way of using a part of the chicken that can sometimes be discarded.

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      Mary Norton 

      21 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      I used to love chicken gizzard. It's always kept for me when we have chicken. I have not eaten it for over 30 years now. Time to have a taste of it again.


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