How to Cook Gizzard Menudo

Updated on July 28, 2020
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Easy gizzard menudo recipe
Easy gizzard menudo recipe | Source

Menudo is a common Filipino stew that is traditionally made with pork, pork liver, vegetables, and tomato sauce. It is often served at family gatherings such as fiestas and birthdays.

Menudo can be prepared with other types of meat, as well, and in this recipe I used chicken gizzards. Part of the digestive tract of a chicken, the gizzard is considered to be a delicacy in many parts of Asia.

Ingredients for chicken gizzard menudo
Ingredients for chicken gizzard menudo | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: 3 to 4 servings


  • 3 cups water
  • 3/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 400 grams chicken gizzards, diced
  • 5 tablespoons diced potato
  • 5 tablespoons diced carrot
  • 4 tablespoons diced bell pepper
  • 4 tablespoons raisins
  • 4 tablespoons green peas
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • cooking oil
  • water, as needed


For Preparation:

  • 1 large plate
  • 4 medium bowls
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • knife
  • chopping board

For Cooking:

  • pan
  • cooking spoon


  1. Heat the oil in a pan and saute the onion and garlic. Add chicken gizzards. Continue sautéing.
  2. Pour water into the pot. Season with salt and pepper. Continue cooking.
  3. Add the potatoes and carrots. Mix in the tomato sauce. Cook until tender.
  4. Once the potatoes and carrots are almost tender, add the green peas and raisins. Continue cooking.
  5. Serve with steamed rice.
Delicious menudo with chicken gizzards
Delicious menudo with chicken gizzards | Source

Tips and Techniques

  • For a sweeter menudo, use a sweet-style tomato sauce.
  • For faster cooking, cut the chicken gizzards and vegetables into small pieces.
  • To adjust the consistency and spice of the menudo, adjust the amount of water and seasonings to your liking.

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    • Miebakagh57 profile image

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      11 days ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Dredcaun, it is very well appreciated.

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      11 days ago from Manila

      Hi Miebakagh,

      This is one of my favorite recipe and gizzard is one of my favorite ingredient as well. This is a delicious recipe, maybe you can try it next time.

    • Miebakagh57 profile image

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      11 days ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Dredcaun, thanks for the recipe. The gizard is my favorite part of chiken. All the ingredients are at my disposal. What a delicious delicacy. Many thanks again.


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