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Peppered Gizzard

Peppered gizzard is a lip-smacking, mouthwatering delicacy that makes an excellent snack. If you have never tried gizzards before, this will make a believer out of you!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Snack, Side Dishes and Appetizers
Cuisine: African, Nigerian
Keyword: peppered gizzard
Servings: 8
Calories: 211kcal




  • Wash gizzards and boil for 15 minutes with some salt and pepper.
  • Coarsely blend the bell pepper and habanero pepper.
  • Chop the onions and scallions.
  • When the gizzards are done, drain in a colander.
  • Add frying oil to a large pan.
  • When the oil gets hot, gently add the gizzards and let fry till crispy.
  • Take out when done.
  • In a smaller pan, add ½ cup from the same frying oil and add chopped onions.
  • When wilted, add the blended peppers, bouillon powder, thyme, and black pepper.
  • Taste for salt and add some more if needed.
  • Add in the gizzards and stir till well mixed in.
  • Let simmer on low heat for 10 minutes.
  • Add chopped scallions and serve!


This recipe serves 8 (about 3oz) and contains 1 net carb per serving.
  • To cut down on the heat, use ½ or ¼ habanero pepper instead of one whole.
  • To increase the heat, add a teaspoon of cayenne pepper.
  • To freeze, boil and fry a large batch and freeze in portions. Prepare and mix with sauce when ready to eat.


Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 478IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Iron: 1mg