Tender Instant Pot Chicken Gizzards

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This Instant Pot Chicken Gizzards recipe makes juicy, tender meat that is perfectly seasoned. You’ll love how easy it is to cook flavorful chicken gizzards in the pressure cooker.

slotted spoon holding chicken gizzards

What is Chicken Gizzards? What Part of the Chicken is the Gizzard?

Gizzards are the stomach meat of the chicken. They are packed with protein and taste like dark meat. They can be tough, so you might wonder how to cook chicken gizzards so that they’re tender to eat. 

raw chicken gizzards in a package

Try the instant pot! It’s so easy to cook chicken gizzards in the instant pot and make fork-tender meat that tastes delicious. Just pour a cup of water into the pot, then add seasoned meat and cook it up.

chicken gizzards in water in instant pot

A quick 25 minutes later and you have a main dish that goes with so many sides, like this fresh Zucchini Radish Salad or warm and hearty Hasselback Potatoes made in the Air Fryer.

If you love the ease of making the main dish in the instant pot, try this Hamburger Helper or these Chicken Drumsticks.

slotted spoon scooping seasoned and cooked chicken gizzards out of instant pot

How to Cook Chicken Gizzards in Instant Pot

Prep pressure cooker by pouring in a cup of water. Note that you’ll be over-seasoning the meat, since some of the seasonings end up in the water.

Sprinkle salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder onto gizzards.

Add gizzards to pressure cooker, right in the water. Spread them out so they’re in one even layer at the bottom.

seasoned chicken gizzards in instant pot

Close lid and seal valve. Press pressure cook button and set to 25 minutes on high pressure.

When done, carefully quick release the steam. Once pin drops, open the lid. You can remove the gizzards with a slotted spoon and place on a plate.

plate of cooked chicken gizzards

How Long to Cook Chicken Gizzards in Instant Pot

25 minutes on high pressure is perfect for cooking up tender chicken gizzards. Be sure to seal the valve first and add a cup of water to the instant pot so it can cook properly.

fork piercing cooked chicken gizzard

Cooking Tips for Chicken Gizzards in Instant Pot

  • Don’t forget to pour a cup of water into pressure cooker first
  • Season the meat liberally, as some of the seasoning will end up in the water at the bottom of the instant pot
  • Use any seasonings you like. This recipe calls for some good basics: salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Add or change seasonings based on your preferences.
  • A slotted spoon works best for scooping the cooked chicken gizzards out of the instant pot

chicken gizzards in seasoning and water in instant pot

What To Serve with Instant Pot Chicken Gizzards

For a delicious, home-cooked meal, serve these chicken gizzards alongside Instant Pot Boxed Stuffing and Frozen Corn on the Cob. You’ll get rave reviews from the family!

plate of cooked chicken gizzards

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Instant Pot Chicken Gizzards

This Instant Pot Chicken Gizzards recipe makes juicy, tender meat that is perfectly seasoned. You’ll love how easy it is to cook flavorful chicken gizzards in the pressure cooker.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant Pot Chicken Gizzards
Cooking Method: Instant Pot
Diet: Keto / Low-Carb
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 261kcal

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 lbs chicken gizzards
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder

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  • Pressure Cooker

Instructions

  • Prep pressure cooker by pouring in a cup of water. Note that you’ll be over-seasoning the meat, since some of the seasonings end up in the water.
  • Sprinkle salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder onto gizzards.
  • Add gizzards to pressure cooker, right in the water. Spread them out so they’re in one even layer at the bottom.
  • Close lid and seal valve. Press pressure cook button and set to 25 minutes on high pressure.
  • When done, carefully quick release the steam. Once pin drops, open the lid. You can remove the gizzards with a slotted spoon and place on a plate.

Notes

  • Don’t forget to pour a cup of water into pressure cooker first
  • Season the meat liberally, as some of the seasoning will end up in the water at the bottom of the instant pot
  • Use any seasonings you like. This recipe calls for some good basics: salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Add or change seasonings based on your preferences.
  • A slotted spoon works best for scooping the cooked chicken gizzards out of the instant pot
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 615mg | Sodium: 2082mg | Potassium: 455mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 352IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 6mg
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