Boiled Chicken Gizzards for Dogs Recipe

When you buy a whole roasting chicken, the neck, gizzard, and sometimes the giblets come tucked inside, wrapped in parchment-type paper. Rather than throwing them out, boil them to make a delectable dinner for your dog.

YIELDS ► 16 servings
SERVING SIZE ► 2 tablespoons
RECOMMENDED FOR ► Wheat- and gluten-free, Sensitive stomachs, Diet-friendly, Quick and easy

  • 1 chicken's neck, giblets, and gizzard
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  1. Remove the parchment wrappers and rinse the neck, gizzards, and giblets under cool water. Place them in a heavy pot and cover them with cold water.

  2. Add the bay leaves and garlic cloves and bring to a boil.

  3. Once the water reaches a boil, lower the heat to simmer, cover, and cook for 40 minutes.

  4. Remove the chicken parts from the water and allow them to cool.

  5. Pick the meat off the neck bones, roughly chop the gizzard and giblets, and store them in a plastic container with some of the cooking water.

  6. Serve over kibble.


Found in other animals besides birds, a gizzard is a specialized stomach with a thick, muscular wall used for grinding food. Popular throughout Asia, grilled chicken gizzards are sold as street food in South Korea, China, Taiwan, Japan, and the Philippines. Stewed gizzards are eaten as a snack in Portugal, while pickled turkey gizzards are a traditional food in some parts of the American Midwest. In the South, the gizzard is served fried and sometimes eaten with hot or honey mustard sauce.

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