Chicken Gizzard-licious

Nonna started the cooking the gizzards in R2D2 (Instant Pot) and finished one plate in the deep fat fryer and the other plate in the C3PO (Air Fryer). She used spicy pork rinds to season both plate. They were tender, well flavored, and a HUGE success!

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Chicken Gizzards

  • Difficulty: moderate
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    • 1 lb chicken gizzards
    • canola oil
    • canola non-stick spray (for air fryer)
    • 1 large bag spicy port rinds
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/3ish cup milk
    • rosemary
    • oregano
    • DP Texas Style Rub
    • Jacobsen Garlic Salt
    • Chicken Shit Seasonings
    • 1 can chicken broth
    • 1 medium onion (chopped)
    • 1/4 cup garlic (minced)


    1. Clean gizzards throughly removing grit. Remove any hard skin.
    2. Put cleaned gizzards, garlic, onion, garlic salt, Texas Style Rub, Chicken Shit seasonings, oregano, and rosemary into Instant Pot (Pressure Cooker).
    3. Use “MEAT STEW” setting on high for 25 minutes. (Check the directions for your specific cooker as settings might be different).
      4 Remove gizzards and let cool.
    4. mix eggs and milk.
      6 Mash up entire pork rind bag so that it is similar to bread crumbs and place on a plate or in a bowl.
    5. Put gizzards into egg mix then into pork rinds. Make sure both egg mix and pork rinds cover the gizzards. One good dip in both should do it.


    1. Spray air fryer pan with canola non-stick spray.
    2. Cover the bottom with gizzards
    3. Cook at 400°F for 6 minutes.
    4. After 6 minutes flip the gizzards.
    5. Cook at 400°F for an additional 6 mins (for 12 mins total).


    1. Heat canola oil in a pot. How much you need depends on your fat fryer’s size.
    2. Once the oil is hot, put gizzards into a frying basket and put into the oil.
    3. Cook 3 minutes or until crispy.
    4. Remove from oil, drain and let cool.

    Note 1: This recipe worked very well. The gizzards from both the deep fat fryer and C3PO (Air Fryer) were tender. That is likely thanks to R2D2 (Instant Pot). Also, the spicy pork rinds added its own flavor which provided the perfect taste.


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