Chicken Gizzard Stew

Chicken Gizzard Stew

This is an easy stew you can throw together in a few hours.  Even easier is to throw it all in your crock pot, plug it in, and come back later to a fully cooked stew.  Sometimes I'll add some leftover shredded chicken meat.  Adding some rice or pasta can help stretch out the meals.

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Gizzards & Hearts Medley

Gizzards & Hearts Medley

Gizzards & Hearts Medley

This makes a great meal or inexpensive topping for kibble.  It can even be used for training treats but I find it rather oily to handle.

The benefits of fresh organ meats are many - high in vitamin content and minerals, an excellent source of Vitamin E (for healing and fighting diseases) and iron.  Some experts suggest feeding organ meats twice a week to pets.  Others recommend including them in small amounts in an animal’s daily diet.


  • 1 1/4 lbs (2 ½ cups) chicken gizzards and hearts*
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp parsley
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • ½ cup sun dried tomatoes** (optional)

Preparation Instructions

1. Place all of the ingredients in a large bowl and use your hands to mix thoroughly. Since Kirby is a small dog I like to cut the meat into smaller pieces but it isn't necessary. 

2. Pour mixture onto a foil lined jelly pan and spread out to make one layer. 

3. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes until golden brown.   

* Sometimes I add chopped up liver to the mix.

**  I rehydrate the dried tomatoes in water for about thirty minutes then drain.  Never use green tomatoes!

This can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days or frozen for at least a month or two.