Chicken Gizzards braised with onions is deliciously flavored with fresh herbs and spices. Serve this tasty dish with rice or farro for a perfect weeknight dinner.
Chicken gizzards are not a favorite meal for many people. This type of chicken cut is reasonably priced and sometimes forgotten. Cleaning and cooking may be an obtacle. Cooking is easy! Just use a pressure cooker.
Are Chicken Gizzards, an unusual food.
Gizzards like many other foods are labeled as “special day foods.” This is usually done by mothers who want their kids to have proper nutrition. For example, pizza and seafood are sometimes eaten on Fridays. Bouillon or soup in the Caribbean is eaten on Saturdays. So when was the last time you saw gizzards as a Tuesday food, for example? I bet never, right?
Several foods or meat cuts are not cooked at home because people just don’t know how to prepare them.
How to Clean Chicken Gizzards
It is always good to know how to clean gizzards. First, you must remove any yellowish skin layer or the inner sac it is still attached. The inner sac will come off easily with a pairing knife.
The second step is to thoroughly wash the gizzards under running water, with lemon or vinegar water, and proceed with the recipe. It is that simple!
Are Chicken Gizzards budget-friendly?
A Chicken Gizzard dish is cheap to make because gizzards are not expansive to buy. I usually find a 2-pound gizzard platter for less than $5. And if I am lucky I can even by two packs for $5. That is a bargain!
Gizzard dishes are very common in several parts of the world. Gizzards are boiled, fried, grilled, stewed, or skewered. They are also eaten as a snack, appetizer, street food, or party food.
Gizzards health benefits and cooking ways
Gizzards are one of the most nutritious parts of the chicken. They are a very good source of selenium, B12, zinc, and iron, among other vitamins and minerals. They also help curb hunger due to their high protein content.
How to serve Gizzards
It is not common to find pasta as a side dish. Add a cucumber or carrot salad and the meal is complete. A healthy dinner to serve your family.
Notes: By pre-cleaned chicken, gizzards to save time. Remove any left over the membrane and clean with lime juice or vinegar then rinse with cold water.
Recipe and post originally published on 9/13/2013.