Monday, April 16, 2012

Slow Cooker Chicken Gizzards

I just got my new Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker in the mail last week so I wanted to try it out. Our old crock was smaller and had lead in it. This one supposedly doesn't. Let's hope that's true.

I still had a bag of chicken gizzards from Good Earth Farms and figured I use those for my first recipe in the slow cooker. I buy the gizzards mostly because I love the rendered chicken fat, but I love the gizzards themselves as well.

what you need:
  • 5 lb bag of chicken gizzards
  • 1 quart filtered water
  • 2-3 large tomatoes, cut into large chunks
  • 2 large onions, cut into large chunks
  • 3 green onions, green tops included, chopped 
  • 1/2 bunch of cilantro
  • 5 cloves of garlic, peeled and cut in half or quartered
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cumin
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons Celtic sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 - 1 tablespoon curry (depends on how curry-ish you like food)
  • 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 
  • 1/2 tablespoon rosemary powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
what you do:
Place all ingredients in slow cooker. Turn on high until it starts bubbling, set to low and let it cook 6 to 8 hours or until chicken gizzards are tender. If you don't like mushy vegetables, add them about 20 to 30 minutes before cooking time is done. That's it. Enjoy...

ways to serve this dish:
  • as is by itself
  • with homemade sauerkraut (put the sauerkraut in the bowl with this "stew" - yum)
  • over cauliflower rice
  • over mashed fauxtatoes (regular or smoked)
  • with a salad
  • over steamed or baked sweet potatoes
This post was shared on Monday Mania, Fat Tuesday, Whole Food Wednesday, and Freaky Friday.


Anonymous said...

This was amazing. So tasty.

Jen said...

I used to eat chicken gizzards as a kid and loved them! I will have to pick some up. This is one offal that I think most people can really eat. Thanks for sharing!

France@beyondthepeel said...

It used to be my job when we would go help with the chicken kill to pull out the gizzards. I can't say I remember eating them but I would absolutely be up for it. This looks quite good. Thanks for coming by and sharing it at Whole Food Wednesdays.

Mindy @ Too Many Jars in My Kitchen! said...

I have a whole bag of chicken gizzards that I've been trying to figure out how to use. I think I have my answer!