AIP Chicken Gizzards with Okra Gravy Recipe

Today, I have a treat for all you gizzard lovin’ folks out there.  I know there may not be many of you.  But, for those of you who enjoy biting into those little meaty pillows of yumminess, you’re going to love my AIP Chicken Gizzards with Okra Gravy Recipe.

aip chicken gizzards with okra gravy
AIP Chicken Gizzards with Okra Gravy|Paleo Cajun Lady

You see, in the Cajun culture, we try to use as many parts of the animal we’re eating as possible.  We also like to combine those bits and pieces with various vegetables from our gardens.  One of those vegetables being okra.  We use okra in so many Cajun dishes; okra gumbo, fried okra, pickled okra.  The list goes on and on. 

In my AIP Chicken Gizzards with Okra Gravy, I combine the gizzards and okra in a flavorful gravy.  You can serve this gravy over your favorite paleo veggie mash or “noodles”.  I usually serve mine over cauliflower/turnip mash or sweet potato “noodles”.  I love the mixture of flavors from the turnip or sweet potato and this dish.

If offal (organ meat) is not your thang, have no fear.  You could easily exchange the gizzards for chunks of chicken instead.  That way, you’d still be able to enjoy the amazing okra gravy.  Just remember to brown your chicken with one tablespoon of fat first.  After that, just follow the rest of the recipe.

AIP Chicken Gizzards with Okra Gravy Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

AIP Chicken Gizzards with Okra Gravy Recipe


  • 1 pound chicken gizzards
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cooking fat; coconut oil, lard, bacon grease
  • 2 cups sliced okra
  • 1 cup poultry bone broth
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot starch
  • salt, to taste


  1. Simmer gizzards in water, over low heat, for 30 minutes to 1 hour (recommended for tenderness). Remove gizzards from water and allow to dry.
  2. Reserve water for later.
  3. Once gizzards are dry, heat cooking fat in large stainless or cast iron pan.
  4. When fat has liquified, add gizzards to pan and saute for 10minutes.
  5. Add okra to pan and stir, coating with fat.
  6. Saute for 10 minutes.
  7. Add bone broth and reserved water to pan.
  8. Continue to cook for 20 minutes over medium/low heat.
  9. Add arrowroot starch.
  10. Stir well to break up any lumps.
  11. Add salt and stir.
  12. Cook until gravy thickens, about 5 minutes.
  13. Remove from heat.
  14. Serve.

I hope you enjoy my AIP Chicken Gizzards with Okra Gravy recipe.  I have two more posts scheduled for you this week.  The next post will be my review and giveaway of The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook by Mickey Trescott, NTP.  If you don’t already own this awesome cookbook, you’re definitely going to want to enter my giveaway. I’ll release this post on Wednesday.

Then, on Friday, I have a post including the best AIP websites on the entire internet.  If you’re thinking of starting AIP, or have just started, you’re going to want to check out this post.  I will give you the best and the brightest of the AIP paleo world.  These are sites run by women I trust, admire, and highly recommend.  Be sure to check it out.

Tara Perillo

Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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2 Replies to “AIP Chicken Gizzards with Okra Gravy Recipe”

  1. It’s so great to have a cookbook with only AIP recipes. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win Mikey’s cookbook. I have her online book that came out earlier, but would love to win this one.

    1. Thanks so much for entering my giveaway! Look for more chances to earn more entries on my social media sites. There is no limit to the amount of entries. The more actions you do, the more chances you get to win! Good luck!

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