Southwestern-Style Slow Cooker Chicken Gizzards


Gizzards are inexpensive and very flavorful but can be tough. By cooking them low and slow they become really tender and the Southwestern spices are always a hit in my house. We eat these over rice or in a tortilla like a burrito. If my picky 12-year-old likes them and actually requests them on a regular basis, then I know it's a winner.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 35 mins
8 servings


  • 2 pounds chicken gizzards

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder, or more to taste

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin

  • 2 dashes hot sauce

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 small onion, diced

  • 1 small bell pepper, diced

  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup

  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers (such as RO*TEL®)

  • 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream


  1. Trim and discard as much connective tissue from gizzards as possible. Place gizzards in a slow cooker and season with chili powder, cumin, hot sauce, salt, and pepper. Add onion and bell pepper.

  2. Mix condensed soup and diced tomatoes with chile peppers together in a bowl. Pour over the gizzards.

  3. Cook on High until fork-tender, 3 to 4 hours. Stir in sour cream and cook for 15 to 20 more minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can use cream of chicken soup instead of cream of mushroom soup. Hot sauce is optional.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

269 Calories
17g Fat
8g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 269
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 307mg 102%
Sodium 472mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 20mg 98%
Calcium 96mg 7%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 341mg 7%

* 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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