Peppered (Sauced) Gizzard

Sauced Gizzard:

How to prepare peppered gizzard.


2 packs Gizzard (about 20 pieces)

½  teaspoon salt

Sauce: (2 Fresh tomatoes, ½ a large onion,2 Scotch Bonnet (Ata Rodo) 1 large red pepper) Blended

3 Table spoon Groundnut oil

2 Maggi cubes

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon Thyme

1 teaspoon Curry powder


  • Rinse and place the gizzard in a medium sized pot, add in 1 cube of maggi, ½ cup water and ½ teaspoon of salt. Simmer on low heat for 25 minutes
  •  Place another pot on medium heat, add in the oil. Add in the blended pepper mixture, cover and simmer for 12 minutes
  • Remove the gizzard from heat, discard excess fluid. Add the gizzard into the pepper sauce. Combine. Add in left over seasoning, cover and simmer for another 12 minutes.

Variations: Gizzard can be fried or baked before been added to the sauce


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By |January 7th, 2012|40 Comments


  1. Dayo B July 1, 2014 at 10:34 am - Reply

    I made this this afternoon and I can say its 100% delicious! I also made the shrimp coconut fried rice on your blog. 2/2!

  2. Dayo B July 1, 2014 at 9:00 am - Reply

    Hey one more question. I don’t have oregano. What can I use as a substitute? Ooh and thanks for answering my previous question.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie July 1, 2014 at 9:04 am - Reply

      Feel free to substitute with any other herb you have….you are welcome!!

  3. Dayo B July 1, 2014 at 8:37 am - Reply

    Hi 9jafoodie! I’m trying this out now and just realized I only have about 12 pieces of medium sized gizzard. bummer! What should I reduce in the recipe to get it right?

    • 9jafoodie July 1, 2014 at 8:54 am - Reply

      Hello Dayo… Reduce the sauce a little…. Use just one tomato instead of two. Let me know how it turns out

  4. Phoenix April 10, 2013 at 5:49 am - Reply

    Tried this recipe and it was delicious! A great alternative that I used instead of frying, was to reduce the steaming time, dry the gizzard in the oven on high, then combine with the sauce. Thanks for this fabulous site & sharing.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie April 11, 2013 at 6:08 am - Reply

      Yeiii!! we are glad the recipe worked out great for you.

  5. onasanya-awoleye titilola December 23, 2012 at 6:24 am - Reply

    is very straight forward…..i just bought a gizzard now…will try it out.

  6. CHEF VALENTINE A. October 2, 2012 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    Before I only see that I kill fowl for our household but is only my dad and mum use to eat the gizzard therein that is only elderly person that could eat it! What a great trek, not knowing that there only cajole us. Now I became Executive ‘Chef’ I love eating gizzard but in (fried) and after I make my chilly pepper, garlic, ginger, maggi, and salt to taste in sauce and turn my fried gizzard into it and make is simmer for about 6-7 minute. Serve Hot beside Fried Rice or vegetable Rice

  7. Doughyin April 20, 2012 at 10:35 am - Reply

    any substitute to the Italian seasoning. i wish to try this out. i reside in order to make the Italian seasoning can i get those herbs in Nigeria? thyme is common around here but how do i get the others?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie April 22, 2012 at 3:52 am - Reply

      Hi… The herbs are readily available in Nigeria. You can also get premixed Italian seasoning mix.

  8. Archi March 20, 2012 at 8:16 am - Reply

    I really like your recipe. Can i use it on my African style cuisine blog? I will give you full credit.

  9. Muse Origins February 8, 2012 at 6:57 am - Reply

    You can never go wrong with me and gizzard. I’d eat it even if you poured sand in it! This looks amazing. Bookmarked!

    Muse Origins

  10. Ray January 30, 2012 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    I tried this tonight although I added a bit more maggi and salt. It was brilliant !

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 30, 2012 at 6:11 pm - Reply

      Yeiiii!!! I am very happy to hear that 🙂

  11. Rhapsody January 22, 2012 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    girl i eat this all the time and i have an enjoyable time cause my daughters don’t like it. Yup.

    hope all is well with you.
    have a blessed week

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 23, 2012 at 4:02 pm - Reply

      All is well thank you! I love it as well.

  12. Relentless Builder January 18, 2012 at 11:17 am - Reply

    Thanks a lot for this recipe. I have seen it (and sampled it too) at weddings and other events, usually with dodo. I appreciate your giving the quick recipe for making your own Italian seasoning mix too. I have never thought of actually “making” mine, but here you make it sound so easy. You too mush 🙂

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 18, 2012 at 8:32 pm - Reply

      Yes…. I have also had it with dodo, I am not a big fan. lol… awww, you know I try. Thanks babe.

    • tito January 22, 2012 at 12:58 pm - Reply

      whats the recipe for making italian seasoning? also whats the nuitritional value in this gizzard dish?

      please tell me guys

      • 9jafoodie
        9jafoodie January 23, 2012 at 4:05 pm - Reply

        The recipe for italian seasoning is at the bottom of the post. Gizzard is low in Saturated Fat and Sodium. It is also a good source of Protein, Vitamin B12, Iron, Phosphorus and Zinc, and a very good source of Selenium. The only downside is that it’s high in cholesterol

  13. Nollywood REinvented January 18, 2012 at 7:53 am - Reply

    I am now bookmarking this page cos this is about to become a regular thing in my house lol… looks great

  14. Myne Whitman January 17, 2012 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    Something is going on my shopping list now, and that is gizzard. I was surprised how cheap it was here, not that I bought it much in naija, but then my mom always reserved it for her and my dad when we got whole chicken, lol…

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 18, 2012 at 8:28 pm - Reply

      That same thing Happened in my HOUSE!! I used to want gizzard so bad, now I can have all I want. lol.

  15. NikkiSho January 14, 2012 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    i LOVE making this from time to time cos its so easy and yummy too…but thanks to your blog i just found out the nutritional value.yay!:D

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 17, 2012 at 5:47 pm - Reply

      Yes love, it is both yummy and nutritious.

  16. Dosh January 14, 2012 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    *swallowing hard* I didn’t even bother with the recipe cos i know myself but mehn… these are some juicy looking gizzards *sigh*

  17. Mstizzle January 13, 2012 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    Looks very tasty!! I shall try this in the near future

  18. christiana January 12, 2012 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    It looks Delicious. I’m going to try cooking this, this weekend.

    Thank you

  19. ibifiri kamson January 7, 2012 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    hmmm yummy. I know I don’t like cooking but this is a very simple recipe for in between meals. good job keep it up.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 8, 2012 at 9:29 am - Reply

      It is, and it is an healthier protein option.

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