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Chicken intestines, also known as chicken chitterlings or chicken gizzards, can be a tasty and unique addition to your culinary repertoire. Here’s a recipe for cooking chicken intestines:

How to cook chicken intestines

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • 1 lb (450g) chicken intestines, cleaned and prepared

  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated (optional)

  • 1 teaspoon paprika (optional)

  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder (optional)

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Fresh herbs (such as parsley or cilantro) for garnish (optional)

  • Lemon wedges for serving (optional)


  • Clean and prepare the chicken intestines by removing any excess fat, membranes, or debris. Rinse them thoroughly under cold running water.
    2. In a pot of boiling water, blanch the chicken intestines for 5 minutes. This helps to remove any remaining impurities and prepares them for cooking. Drain and set aside.
    3. Heat the cooking oil in a skillet or frying pan over medium heat.
    4. Add the chopped onion, minced garlic, and grated ginger (if using) to the skillet. Sauté until the onion becomes translucent and fragrant.
    5. Add the blanched chicken intestines to the skillet. Stir and cook for about 10 minutes, or until they become tender and slightly browned.
    6. Optional: Sprinkle paprika and cumin powder over the intestines, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Adjust the spices according to your preference.
    7. Continue cooking the chicken intestines for another 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they are fully cooked and nicely browned.
    8. Once cooked, remove the chicken intestines from the heat and transfer them to a serving dish.
    9. Garnish with fresh herbs, such as parsley or cilantro, if desired.
    10. Serve the chicken intestines hot as an appetizer or main course. You can squeeze fresh lemon juice over them for added flavor, if desired.



Cooking times may vary depending on the size and tenderness of the chicken intestines. Make sure they are fully cooked before consuming. It's important to clean the intestines thoroughly and handle them hygienically during preparation.
Chicken intestines can be enjoyed as a unique and flavorful delicacy. They are often grilled, stir-fried, or used in various Asian and Latin American dishes.


Serving: 100g
Keyword Chicken intestine
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