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Deep fried chicken Gizzards plated inside a bowl with dipping sauce

Fried Gizzards

Fried Gizzards — The unique flavor of gizzards matched with a crispy breading? A winning combination.


  • 2 lb chicken gizzards cleaned
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp thyme dried
  • 1 cup water

Ingredients for the Breading

  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground garlic powder
  • Oil for frying


  • Start by trimming the excess fat and gristle from the chicken gizzards.
  • Place the gizzards in a pot, add the diced onion, bouillon cube diced, salt, black pepper, smoked paprika, and thyme. Stir, cover, and leave to cook for about 30 minutes. Remove from heat and drain.
  • In a medium bowl, add the flour, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, Onion Powder, cayenne pepper, and paprika and whisk until combined.
  • Add a few gizzards at a time into seasoned flour and use a spoon to mix them into the flour until well coated.
  • Heat oil over medium-high heat. Make sure oil is at least 2-3 inches tall. Add the dredged gizzards inside the oil and fry until golden brown. Drain on a paper towel and serve immediately.