Air-Fried Popcorn Chicken Gizzards


A healthier take on fried chicken gizzards. Boiling them first helps break down the muscle and tenderize them.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
4 servings


  • 1 pound chicken gizzards

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons seasoned salt (such as LAWRY'S®)

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper (Optional)

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • cooking spray


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cut gizzards into bite-sized pieces and add to the boiling water. Boil for 30 minutes. Drain.

  2. Combine flour, seasoned salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and cayenne in a flat plastic container. Snap the lid on and shake until combined.

  3. Add gizzards to the seasoned flour. Snap the lid back on and shake until evenly coated.

  4. Place beaten egg in a separate bowl. Dip each gizzard piece into the beaten egg and then place back in the seasoned flour. Snap the lid on and shake one last time. Let sit for 5 minutes while the air fryer preheats.

  5. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  6. Place gizzards in the basket and spray the tops with cooking spray. Cook for 4 minutes. Shake the basket and spray any chalky spots with more cooking spray. Cook for 4 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

237 Calories
10g Fat
12g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 237
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 331mg 110%
Sodium 434mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 6mg 30%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 8mg 42%
Potassium 261mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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