Chicken Gizzards, With Ginger And Ramen

My Mom used to serve us chicken gizzards and rice, pressure cooked, years ago. This month, I'm visiting Mom and sister - and sister buys a pound of chicken gizzards and asks me to cook them. I hated the pressure cooker, when I was young - but I loved the gizzards and rice - so I found a recipe with microwave cooking instructions, and I added my favourite spices. Not bad, for a first attempt.
  • 2 packages Ramen soup mix
  • 1/4 t Cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 t Ginger
  • 1/4 t Paprika
  • 1 lb Chicken Gizzards / Hearts / Livers. Not the healthiest parts of the chicken - but tasty.
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 T oil (olive, vegetable, whatever)
  • 1/2 C flour
  • 2 C water

  1. Combine Ramen flavour packets, Cayenne, Ginger, Paprika, and flour.
  2. Wash, rinse, drain, dry chicken parts.
  3. Mix chicken parts, and flour mixture.
  4. Chop onion.
  5. Brown floured chicken, and onion, in a skillet with oil.
  6. Put browned chicken / onion in a microwave safe container, add water.
  7. Cook chicken / onion on High, until the meat is just barely tender. The original recipe claimed 30 minutes - my microwave needed 60 minutes.
  8. Crumble Ramen noodles, mix with chicken. Add water as necessary.
  9. Cook until noodles are tender, and mixture is thick enough to eat with a fork.