Awesome Fried Chicken Gizzards

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

My husband loves chicken gizzards, the frozen ones are so expensive in the stores, I decided to try to make my own. He was very impressed with them and said they were actually better than the store bought ones. I personally have never liked them, but for him, I tried one. And believe it or not, LOVED IT! My daughter loved them as well, of course, I didn't tell her what it was until she tried it. So now we have a new meal for our household.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 -3 lbs chicken gizzards (or more)
  • onion ring batter, seasoned works best
  • water
  • garlic salt, to your taste
  • onion salt, to your taste
  • Mexican seasoning, I use Goya which can be found at any Mexican food store
  • 2 cups light vegetable oil (for frying)


  1. I started with a package of onion ring batter, made as instructed on the box.
  2. To that I added the rest of the seasonings. Keep tasting the batter as you add the seasonings, so it is to your liking.
  3. Put the gizzards into the batter, and stir to make sure all pieces are thickly coated.
  4. In a large, deep frying pan. Put in about an inch of oil. Heat over high heat.
  5. Drop a small amount of batter in to test the oil.
  6. When the oil is ready, put in your gizzards. I cooked mine for about 10-15 minutes per side. The longer you cook them, the more tender they will get.
  7. Remove from oil to a plate with paper towels for draining.
  8. You can make as many pounds as you would like if you are feeding a lot or just a few.
Most Helpful

I love chicken gizzards! Stewed over noodles; tenderized with Coke; soaked in soy sauce; or however prepared... First love is batter fried; a bit chewy but still tender enough for my new dentures... Must try this recipe, 'cause I can already taste it in my mind...