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Printable recipe for making Chicken Gizzards with Gravy, as seen on Taste of

Chicken Gizzards with Gravy

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Yield: Varies
  • Category: Main Dish, Chicken
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Step-by-step, photo illustrated instructions for making Chicken Gizzards with Gravy.



  • 1 package Chicken Gizzards, (approx. 1 pound)
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 cup + 1 Tablespoon Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 can Chicken Broth (10 ½ ounce)
  • 1 cup warm Water


  1. Place gizzards in a colander under cold running water.
  2. Wash each gizzard carefully, removing any green spots or other debris. Let drain.
    Place gizzards in a large stock pot and cover with an inch or so of water.
    Bring pot to a boil, reduce heat, simmer for one hour until tender. Drain off the liquid.
  3. Place gizzards in a small bowl, cover with buttermilk.
  4. Place flour in a large zip lock type bag, or brown paper bag.
  5. Add salt.
  6. Add black pepper
  7. Shake ingredients together until fully blended.
  8. Remove gizzards, gently shaking off the buttermilk.
  9. Place gizzards in bag with flour mixture. Repeat until all gizzards are in the bag.
  10. Close the bag and gently shake the gizzards until fully coated with flour.
  11. Remove gizzards from flour, place on a foil lined sheet pan and let sit for 15 minutes.
  12. Place oil in skillet, over Medium heat. Heat until oil reaches 350F degrees for frying.
  13. Gently place the gizzards, one at a time, into the hot grease.
  14. Fry gizzards until lightly browned, about 3 minutes per side.
  15. Remove gizzards from oil, place on wire rack to drain and cool.
  16. Drain all but about 2 Tablespoons of oil from the skillet.
  17. Add the remaining Tablespoon of flour to the skillet and stir until brown.
  18. Gradually add the can of chicken broth, stirring quickly to remove any lumps.
  19. Add the cup of warm water. (Do not add cold water to a cast iron skillet)
  20. Bring the mixture up to a low boil.
  21. Gently place the gizzards back into the skillet. Leave uncovered. Simmer for 30 minutes or until tender.
  22. Serve hot over rice.
  23. Enjoy!


These are good served over rice, with mashed potatoes, or even over egg noodles. Give it a try.

Keywords: Chicken Gizzards with Gravy, fried, southern, easy, old fashioned