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Gizdodo (Peppered Gizzard and Plantain)

Gizdodo is the combination of plantains and Gizzards  (chicken Gizzards) and Plantains mixed in Pepper Sauce. This recipe is great for mid-week or weekend dinner because it's so straightforward and of course tasty.
Course Main/Side
Cuisine African
Keyword easy, homemade
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 262kcal
Author Lola Osinkolu


  • 1 Pound Gizzards
  • 2 Plantains Ripe
  • 4 Tomatoes Any Ripe and juicy Tomato will work
  • Vegetable Oil Enough for frying
  • Chicken stock
  • 1 Teaspoon Curry Powder Divided in two
  • 1 Tsp Thyme Divided in two
  • Water For boiling the Gizzards
  • 2 Seasoning Cubes
  • Salt to Taste
  • Green Bell Pepper, Yellow Bell Pepper and Orange bell peppers Diced
  • 1 Habanero pepper Minced
  • 1 Large Onion (Diced) Divided in two


  • Wash and clean the Gizzards thoroughly
  • Place the Gizzards inside the cooking Pot add the diced onions,1 seasoning cube Curry powder, Thyme, and Salt to taste. Add water to the same level as the Gizzards and cook for about 40 minutes or until tender.
  • Preheat some cooking Oil and fry the Gizzards till brown. Remove from Oil and set aside.
  • Peel and cut the Plantain into 'cube-like' pieces, sprinkle with a pinch of salt and fry till golden brown.
  • Put about 4 Tablespoons of cooking Oil into a Pan, add and stir-fry the Onions for about 2 minutes.  Add the diced Tomatoes and Minced Habanero pepper.  Fry for 3 to 5 minutes or anywhere in between. 
  • If too thick add a bit of chicken stock or water to loosen it up if necessary. Add 1 Seasoning Cube, curry powder, Thyme, and Salt to taste. 
  • Finally, add the Gizzards, the Fried Plantains, and the diced bell peppers. Stir together thoroughly, leave to simmer for 3 to 5 minutes and you are done.
  • Serve and enjoy ''as is'' or serve as a side to Rice, Couscous, Spaghetti or any other meal of your choice.


Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 307mg | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 948mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 2255IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 4mg