Slow-cooker gizzards and pap

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Chicken gizzards are packed with protein and other nutrients and full of flavour.


  • vegetable oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1 tbsp fresh oregano
  • 1 tbsp chicken spice
  • 1 tbsp barbeque spice
  • 1 bag chicken gizzards
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 3 tomatoes, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 500g spinach
  • pap to serve
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley to garnish
  • salt and pepper


  • Heat a dash of oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add the garlic, onion, tomato paste, bay leaf, herbs, and spices. Sauté for a few minutes until the onions soften and become translucent.
  • Put the onion mixture and gizzards into the slow cooker. Add the chicken stock and tomatoes.
  • If necessary, add enough water to just cover the gizzards.
  • Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 4 hours.
  • After 3½ hours, add the spinach along with salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 30 another minutes.
  • Serve with pap and garnish with fresh parsley.