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Stewed Chicken Sweetbreads – Easy Homemade Recipe!

23 mayo, 2021

You may be unaware of the versatility of chicken gizzards, as well as their delicious taste. It is not a usual ingredient in many kitchens, but this time, we will prepare a recipe for stewed chicken gizzards which will make you consider them in the future, if you don’t already use them.

In this way, the next time you go to the butcher and see that they dispose of them, you will ask that they keep them for you to take them with you. Discover how to make stewed chicken gizzards in a delicious vegetable sauce, perfect for a meal with rice, potatoes or other garnishes. Go for it!

4 diners
1h 30m
Main dish
Very low difficulty

Ingredients to make stewed chicken gizzards:

How to make stewed chicken gizzards:


Prepare the vegetables, wash them and cut them into pieces not too small, it will be much better if you cut them into strips. Remove the seeds from the tomato and cut it, if the skin is thin you will not have to peel it. Squeeze an orange and prepare the chicken broth with a concentrated bouillon cube mixed with water. If you want to prepare a homemade chicken broth, just follow the steps that we indicate in the link.

Stewed Chicken Gizzards Recipe - Step 1


Clean the gizzards if necessary, in our case we already have them clean. Put oil in a saucepan or deep frying pan and sauté the gizzards for 4 minutes just to seal them. Then take them out and reserve.

Stewed Chicken Gizzards Recipe - Step 2


In the same pan as the sweetbreads, sauté the carrot and pepper for 3 minutes and, when they are not yet done, add the leek and tomato, as they brown faster. Leave for 3 more minutes.

Stewed Chicken Gizzards Recipe - Step 3


Once you have everything sautéed, add the broth and orange juice, stir and let it begin to boil for 1 minute until the flavors are integrated. Try to stir without the vegetables falling apart.

Stewed Chicken Gizzards Recipe - Step 4


Add the soy, ginger and pepper. Stir and wait until it boils again, you will begin to notice the delicious aromas of your chicken gizzard stew.

Stewed Chicken Gizzards Recipe - Step 5


Integrate the chicken gizzards with the stew. Add some bay leaves, cover and simmer for about 30 minutes.

Stewed Chicken Gizzards Recipe - Step 6


Serve the stewed chicken gizzards Accompanied by bread to dip in the sauce. You can also accompany it with a salad of radishes and avocado. Enjoy!

Stewed Chicken Gizzards Recipe - Step 7

If you liked the recipe for Stewed chicken gizzards, we suggest you enter our category of Stew Recipes. You can also visit a selection of the best Spanish recipes.

Stewed chicken gizzards – History and other recipes

The gizzards are cooked in multiple ways, there are lamb, pork, beef and chicken. In the past, they were cooked to make the most of each part of the animal, but today they are more appreciated and are part of the menus of many restaurants around the world.

Sweetbread stews began to be prepared in Spain, and spread to Latin America, especially Venezuela. Also, today there are many ways to prepare sweetbreads, so we leave you some of our favorites so you can make the most of them: