Make this extra spicy devilled chicken gizzard for a fabulous meal

Spicy devilled chicken gizzard in a pot

Spicy devilled chicken gizzard, a culinary masterpiece that tantalizes the taste buds, is a true delight for those who crave a fiery and flavorful experience. Bursting with aromatic spices and marinated to perfection, this dish combines tender chicken pieces with a devilishly delicious red curry sauce that packs a punch. The blend of fiery peppers, tangy tamarind, and savory soy sauce creates a symphony of flavors that dance on the palate. Whether enjoyed as an appetizer, a main course, or paired with rice or noodles, spicy devilled chicken gizzard is a bold choice that will surely leave an impression. Brace yourself for a culinary adventure and indulge in the irresistible heat of this delectable dish!

Chicken gizzards, often considered a hidden gem in the world of culinary delights, can be transformed into a mouthwatering delicacy using various cooking methods that elevate their unique flavor and texture. These humble morsels, when prepared with finesse, bring about a gastronomic experience that is nothing short of extraordinary.

Roasted chicken gizzards in the pot

Braised to Perfection: One of the most beloved methods of preparing chicken gizzards is braising. This technique involves slowly simmering the gizzards in a savory liquid, allowing them to tenderize while absorbing the delectable flavors. Through this process, the gizzards develop a melt-in-your-mouth texture, with each bite exuding a rich and savory essence.

Crispy Delights: For those who crave a delightful crunch, frying chicken gizzards offers a culinary adventure that is hard to resist. Whether they are coated with a seasoned flour or a crispy batter, the outer layer becomes irresistibly golden and crispy, while the interior remains succulent and bursting with flavor. The contrast between the crispy exterior and the tender interior creates a tantalizing combination that is sure to leave the most flavor immersing impression.

Grilled Charms: Another remarkable way to savor the unique taste of chicken gizzards is through the art of grilling. When carefully marinated and grilled to perfection, the gizzards acquire a delightful smoky flavor with a slightly charred exterior. This method highlights their natural juiciness and imparts a subtle touch of smokiness that elevates their taste to new heights. Grilling is another of my favorite ways of making spicy chicken gizzard with red curry powder for a quick meal.

Stewed Sensations: Stewing chicken gizzards is another method that allows their flavors to shine. By gently simmering the gizzards in a flavorful broth or sauce, they become incredibly tender and imbued with the essence of the accompanying ingredients. This slow and gentle cooking process, with spices, ensures that every bite is a burst of succulence, taking you on a culinary journey of delight.

No matter which cooking method you choose, chicken gizzards could be surprised and captivated by its robust flavors.

In my opinion, using chicken gizzards to cook deviled chicken is a perfect choice that takes this dish to a whole new level of culinary excellence. The unique texture and flavor of chicken gizzards add a delightful twist to the deviled chicken recipe, creating an unforgettable taste experience. The gizzards, when marinated and prepared with finesse, become tender and succulent, perfectly complementing the fiery and flavorful nature of deviled chicken. Their ability to absorb and enhance the aromatic spices and devilishly delicious red curry sauce brings an added depth and complexity to the dish, leaving an impression on the taste buds, which makes you come back for more.

Whether grilled, braised, fried, or stewed, or devilled chicken gizzard it is a culinary masterpiece that tantalizes and satisfies with every bite. I feel that this recipe of making a devilled chicken with gizzards captures the best of what makes gizzards derisible, and I could create my own culinary adventure and share it with you all.

What are my secret tips for cooking perfect devilled chicken gizzard

Cleaning the chicken gizzards:

Most of the grocery stores today carry pre cleaned gizzards that you can directly use in the dishes. However, I prefer one last rinse, by massaging sea salt and lime juice thoroughly and rinsing it off with cold water, until the water runs clear. Trim off any yellow bits if you find them. They are now ready for my extra spicy devilled chicken gizzard.


Pre-cooking and how to pan roast chicken gizzards for perfect color:

This step is essential for my version of devilled chicken gizzard, however if you are short on time and wish cook everything in one pot, there are wonderful recipes out there on YouTube that does so. However, devilled chicken gizzard tastes best when gizzards are pre seasoned by simmering it in a broth with little curry powder, vinegar, cinnamon, and herbs. After the gizzards are boiled, I season them again with red curry powder, soy sauce and tamarind and roast it to golden perfection to make it more appetizing when finished with colorful vegetables.

Final steps of assembling the perfect devilled chicken gizzard dish:

Use several different colorful vegetables, a touch of chili flakes and a taste test to make sure the devilled chicken gizzard is ready for a scrumptious meal to impress any crowd.

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How to pair and serve this extra spicy devilled chicken gizzard

Serving deviled chicken gizzards in a South Asian style adds an exciting twist to this already delicious dish. To fully embrace the flavors of the region, it is best to incorporate traditional condiments and serve them alongside traditional accompaniments like rice or noodles.

Korean chicken gizzard stir fry is perfect on its own or over rice, I would love a good curried Indian chicken gizzard with naan bread or rice any day. Portuguese Moleas, (gizzards) is stewed with chilies spices and perfect over rice or bread.

For an authentic Sri Lankan touch, I recommend serving the deviled chicken gizzards over fragrant ghee rice or fried rice. This long-grain rice variety complements the bold flavors of the dish and adds a fluffy and aromatic element to each bite. Alternatively, you can also pair the gizzards with some freshly made coconut roti or pita bread, which will provide a delightful contrast in texture.

Stewed chicken gizzard on a bowl with a spoon on the side

To elevate the experience further, consider adding a side of cooling raita, a mild chickpea curry or yogurt sauce. If you are planning to make sandwich wraps using this extra spicy devilled chicken gizzard pair with yogurt raita, made with grated cucumber, mint, and a touch of cumin, for refreshing cooling effect and help balance the spice levels of the deviled chicken gizzards and bring a soothing element to the overall meal.

By embracing these suggestions, you can create a Sri Lankan-inspired feast with deviled chicken gizzard that will take your taste buds on a journey filled with aromatic spices, bold flavors, and mouthwatering textures. So, gather your ingredients, unleash your culinary creativity, and enjoy every bite of this tantalizing dish!

Devilled Chicken gizzards

Extra Spicy Deviled Chicken Gizzards

Spicy devilled chicken gizzard, a culinary masterpiece that tantalizes the taste buds, is a true delight for those who crave a fiery and flavorful experience.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Sri Lankan
Servings 10


  • 1 clay cooking pot optional



  • 2 lb. Chicken gizzards Cleaned
  • 2 tsp mild yellow curry powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp coconut vinegar
  • 1 inch piece of ginger
  • 2 inch stick of cinnamon
  • 1 stem of lemongrass

Final cooking

  • 1 medium carrot julienned
  • 2 sticks of celery julienned
  • 1 medium red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shredded Bok choy leaves
  • 1 inch piece of lemongrass
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp red curry powder
  • 1 tsp black curry powder
  • 1 tbsp dark soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp tamarind juice concentrate
  • 1 tbsp chili flakes cayenne pepper flake
  • 2 to 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds


Precook preparation

  • Clean chicken gizzards by rubbing salt and lime juice and rinsing in cold water.
  • Make a stock with boiling salt, coconut vinegar, ginger, cinnamon, stem and root of lemongrass and a tsp turmeric powder in a pot with plenty of water.
  • Cook chicken gizzards in this stock for 15 to 20 minutes until tender. Drain and allow gizzards to cool down. Slice it into bite sized pieces.

Cooking and assembling deviled Chicken gizzards

  • Coat precooked gizzard in red curry powder, black curry powder, tamarind juice concentrate, salt (salt is optional and only if your gizzards aren't seasoned well. Soya sauce in the finishing has salt in it so be mindful of the seasoning that you use in this step). Rub the seasoning in to coat the gizzards well.
  • Add coconut oil and roast the gizzards in the clay pot, stirring frequently until gizzards are well browned.
  • Remove chicken gizzards. In the same pan heat a little extra coconut oil. Add mustard seeds and allow it to sputter.
  • Add ginger, garlic, and lemongrass in the same pan and once they are soft add sliced onions, carrot. Cook for couple of minutes until they begin to soften up. Add julienned celery. Sute for another minute.
  • Return the chicken gizzards back to the pan and toss with vegetables. Add soy sauce and a cup of Boc choy. Give a through mix in. Sprinkle chili flakes and mix that in as well. Finish by turning the flame off cover and let it stand for five minutes until flavors are absorbed. Remaining heat from the clay pot will be sufficient.