Aug 12, 2018

Mollejitas Fritas (fried chicken gizzards)


  • 1 Kg. of chicken gizzards (approx. 2 lbs.)
  • 1 tablespoon of aji panca paste (red Peruvian chili paste or it could be replaced with 2 teaspoons of ground paprika)
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 3 tablespoons of vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

Cut the gizzards into bite-sized pieces and put them in a bowl. Add the aji, salt, garlic, black pepper, cumin and vinegar, mix and let it marinate for one or two hours.

In a big frying heat the oil on medium-high temperature. Add the gizzards and cook until they are golden brown. You can also grill them instead.

Served them hot with boiled or baked potatoes and/or boiled corn, and your favorite hot sauce.