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Nigerian spicy stewed gizzard served in a white bowl

Spicy Stewed Chicken Gizzard - Nigerian Style

Abi Olayiwola
Nigerian spicy stewed chicken gizzard isprepared with tender, but crunchy gizzard, cooked in a hot pepper sauce with aromatic spices to make your taste bud sing.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine African, Nigerian
Servings 4
Calories 231 kcal


  • 500 g Gizzard
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 2 Onion medium
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 2 Bouillon cube
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tablespoons Vegetable oil
  • 1 Red bell pepper
  • 2 Scotch bonnet peppers
  • 4 Tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon Smoked paprika
  • 1 Green bell pepper
  • 1 Yellow bell pepper


  • Peel the two onions and the garlic.
  • Clean the gizzard as required and add into a saucepan.
  • Take half of one onion and the garlic cloves, and place in the pan. Add the bay leaves, crumble in the stock cubes, and a pinch of salt. Pour in enough water to nearly cover the gizzard.
  • Allow to simmer until the gizzard is tender. This will take between 30 – 40 mins.
  • While the gizzard is cooking, remove the stalk from the bell peppers and the scotch bonnet peppers.. Chop the yellow and green peppers.
  • Add one onion into a food processor. Pour in the tomatoes, red bell pepper and scotch bonnet peppers. Add a quarter of a cup of water and blend coarsely.
  • When the gizzard is tender, separate the stock from the gizzard and keep aside.
  • Heat the oil in a pan and add the gizzard. Allow to fry for a few minutes, then turn over to allow the other side to brown. Remove the fried gizzards from the pan.
  • Saute the onions in the oil. Allow to cook until translucent and starting to brown. Add the smoked paprika and the curry powder. Stir for one minute.
  • Pour in the blended pepper and the gizzard stock. Place on medium heat and allow to cook for 15 mins. Taste and add more salt if needed.
  • Then add the gizzard into the pan. Add the yellow and green peppers. Reduce the heat and leave to simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and serve.


Calories: 231kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 15gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 550mgPotassium: 742mgFiber: 4gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 2498IUVitamin C: 145mgCalcium: 51mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Stewed gizzard
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