Marc Dube wrote:Thanks for the ideas, I will have to try the dirty rice. As to the gizzards I'm not a fan of them or cleaning them so I have always left them. I should clean some up again to try though.
Anne Miller wrote:
...became dog food for my two dogs.
It's generally not recommended to feed animal bits back to the same animal (hence the general human prohibition of eating dead humans except under extreme duress), so yes, using chicken livers to feed fish or dogs is totally a good idea if you have more than you can find humans willing to eat.
Rob Kaiser wrote: What about keeping to feed back to the chickens or other animals?
Laura Overholt wrote:I can't believe folks are tossing the gizzards and hearts to the dogs. They're delicious!
When I bake a chicken I always add veggies (potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, celery) and giblets to the bottom of the pan. I add enough chicken broth to cover them and bake everything together. The veggies end up tender and flavorful. The gizzards...well, we kinda like the chewiness? They are good, though! And the hearts are definitely the favorite, we never have any of those left over.