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Recipe: Old Time Cajun Braised Chicken Gizzards

Number of Servings: 8


-1.5-2 lbs Chicken Gizzards – cleaned and opened

-1 medium Onion -diced

-1 small Bell Pepper diced

-2 cloves of Garlic – minced

-2 Tbsp Parsley- chopped

-4 Tbsp Olive Oil (or other Paleo-approved oils)

-2-3 cups salt-free Chicken Stock

-Salt-free Cajun Seasoning


Preparation & Cooking Instructions:

  1. In a pot/dutch oven, heat 2 tbsp of oil on medium to medium-high heat.
  2. With the chicken gizzards in a large bowl, sprinkle them with Cajun seasonings to taste.
  3. In batches, lightly brown the gizzards and move them to a plate or bowl.
  4. Return pot to stove and heat remaining oil.
  5. Add onions and bell peppers and sauté until the vegetables appear tender. (2-3 min)
  6. Add garlic and parsley and sauté on the stove for one minute longer.
  7. Return gizzards and juices to the pot.
  8. Add about 2 cups of stock. (Use enough stock to almost cover the gizzards, but not completely).
  9. Turn up the heat to a boil, then lower to a simmer.
  10. Cover the pot and let everything cook on low (simmer) for about 4-5 hours.
  11. Stir occasionally and keep an eye on the pot so the liquids don’t reduce to burning.
  12. You should have a thick gravy.
  13. Serve with prepared cauliflower rice.



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