Are chicken gizzards good for broth?

Answered by John Hunt

Chicken gizzards are an excellent choice for making broth. They have a rich and intense flavor that adds depth to any soup or broth recipe. When simmered for an extended period of time, the gizzards release their natural gelatin, which helps to create a silky and flavorful broth.

To make a delicious chicken gizzard broth, start by cleaning the gizzards thoroughly. Remove any excess fat and trim off any membranes or tough parts. Rinse them well under cold water to remove any impurities.

Next, place the gizzards in a large pot and cover them with water. Add some aromatics such as onions, carrots, celery, garlic, and herbs like thyme, bay leaves, and parsley. These ingredients will infuse the broth with additional flavors.

Bring the pot to a boil and then reduce the heat to low. Simmer the gizzards and aromatics for at least 2-3 hours, or until the gizzards become tender. The longer you simmer them, the more flavorful the broth will become.

Once the gizzards are tender, strain the broth through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any solids. You can use the broth immediately or let it cool and refrigerate it for later use. The broth can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days or frozen for longer storage.

Chicken gizzard broth can be used as a base for various soups and stews. It adds a rich and savory flavor that pairs well with a variety of ingredients. You can use it as a base for chicken noodle soup, vegetable soup, or even as a cooking liquid for rice or risotto.

One of my favorite ways to enjoy chicken gizzard broth is by making a hearty chicken and vegetable soup. I sauté some onions, carrots, and celery in a pot, then add the broth along with cooked chicken, and a medley of vegetables like potatoes, corn, and peas. Simmer it all together until the flavors meld, and you have a comforting and nourishing soup.

Chicken gizzards are indeed good for making broth. Their rich and intense flavor adds depth to any soup or broth recipe. By simmering them with aromatics, you can create a flavorful and versatile broth that can be used in a variety of dishes. So don’t discard those gizzards next time you buy a whole chicken – put them to good use and enjoy a delicious homemade broth!