Stir-Fried Chicken Gizzards: A Filipino Recipe

Updated on May 11, 2020
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Stir-Fried Chicken Gizzards
Stir-Fried Chicken Gizzards | Source

Chicken gizzard is a popular dish in the Philippines. Aside from being an inexpensive meat, it can be cooked in many delicious ways, including marinated, barbecued, stir-fried, or stewed.

I am going to share a chicken gizzard appetizer recipe that I like to cook for my family. You can easily turn it into a main course by adding some veggies, such as green beans and/or carrots.

Important Note: Gizzard has some pros and cons for health. Please check with your health care professional make sure it's ok for you to consume.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 kg chicken gizzard
  • 1 head garlic, sliced
  • 3 onions, sliced
  • 3 green chilis, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • Dash of salt
  • Pinch of pepper
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, for marinating

Note About Measurements: You may modify the recipe as you wish; for example, you could add more garlic, onions, or chilis.

Some of the ingredients for stir-fried chicken gizzard appetizer
Some of the ingredients for stir-fried chicken gizzard appetizer | Source

Instructions

  1. Wash the gizzards well. Some people use salt to rub away the stench and then wash them under running water so that no residue will be left.
  2. Fill the pot halfway with water, put it on the stove, and turn the heat to the highest level. When the water is boiling, add the gizzards. Let it boil for 5 to 8 minutes. I added a piece of laurel leaf for the aroma.
  3. Using a strainer, drain the gizzards and transfer them to a bowl. Marinate with salt, pepper, and olive oil. Note that you may also use sesame oil, which has a stronger flavor than olive oil.
  4. While marinating, prepare all the other ingredients. Slice the onions, garlic, bell pepper, and chilies. You may also choose to add some veggies, such as green beans and/or sliced carrots.
  5. Heat the vegetable oil in a pan. Saute the onions and garlic. Add the chilies. Add the marinated chicken gizzards. Stir-fry for 3-5 minutes (or more), though take care that the veggies and spices don't burn. Remember that the gizzards were already cooked, so you don't need to cook for too long. Stir-fry until your desired level of doneness. Gizzard meat is a bit tough and chewy (not unlike bubblegum).

Serving Suggestions

  • We often serve this appetizer with a dipping sauce made of soy sauce with calamansi juice (Philippine lime).
  • We also like this Asian-style dipping sauce: Mix together 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1/4 cup vinegar, 1 tbsp sesame oil, a pinch of sugar, finely chopped garlic, and green onion.
  • Alternately, if you don't want to prepare a dipping sauce, and especially if this dish is to be cooked as a main course, you may add some oyster sauce to the stir-fry before serving it.
  • Serve with cold drinks. Ice-cold beer is a great choice!

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Boil the washed chicken gizzardsDrain the excess water; then marinate the gizzards in an olive oil, salt, and pepperSlice the onion, garlic, bell pepper, and green chiliesSaute the onions and garlicAdd the chilies and bell pepperAdd the marinated gizzards. Stir-fry until done. Optional: you may add other veggies such as green beans and some oyster sauce for more flavorServe and enjoy!
Boil the washed chicken gizzards
Boil the washed chicken gizzards | Source
Drain the excess water; then marinate the gizzards in an olive oil, salt, and pepper
Drain the excess water; then marinate the gizzards in an olive oil, salt, and pepper | Source
Slice the onion, garlic, bell pepper, and green chilies
Slice the onion, garlic, bell pepper, and green chilies | Source
Saute the onions and garlic
Saute the onions and garlic | Source
Add the chilies and bell pepper
Add the chilies and bell pepper | Source
Add the marinated gizzards. Stir-fry until done. Optional: you may add other veggies such as green beans and some oyster sauce for more flavor
Add the marinated gizzards. Stir-fry until done. Optional: you may add other veggies such as green beans and some oyster sauce for more flavor | Source
Serve and enjoy!
Serve and enjoy! | Source

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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