Thanksgiving is almost here, Have you started thinking about your dinner menu yet?
How about what you’re going to serve as side dishes? If you’re drawing a blank, you’re in luck: I have a few easy Thanksgiving appetizer ideas for you and an awesome recipe for peppered chicken gizzard kebabs.
Every year for Thanksgiving, I look forward to gathering and laughing, creating great memories with family and friends (and of course eating some good food!)
I prepare some Nigerian dishes but especially Nigerian small chops. Small chops are also known as appetizers or finger foods. They are great options to serve your guests and get the conversation going while waiting to dive into the main dishes. A Nigerian Thanksgiving gathering is incomplete without small chops.
They are also good to have to eat after dinner for the after party.
Some of my favorite Nigerian small chops are chin chin, puff puff, meat pie, suya meat, chicken gizzard kebabs, sausage rolls, and the list goes on and on. Are you hungry yet? I am!
I’m so excited to share with you a recipe of my personal favorite: peppered chicken gizzard kebabs. They are easy Thanksgiving appetizers to make. And they taste so good that your guests will forget all about the mains.
Nigerian Peppered Chicken Gizzard KebabsCourse: AppetizersCuisine: NigerianDifficulty: Easy
2 lbs gizzard (washed & cleaned)
Red bell peppers
Yellow bell peppers
Green bell peppers
1 tbsp. tomato paste
Red pepper powder
Suya spice or Knorr cubes
2 tsp. olive oil
- Boil gizzard for 25-30 minutes on medium heat.
- Drain out the broth in a bowl and keep it.
- In a skillet, add 2 teaspoons of oil, the boiled gizzard, 1 tablespoon of tomato paste, and the broth.
- Mix gizzard, broth, and tomato paste until the gizzard is coated on low heat.
- Add in the garlic powder, granulated onions, hot pepper powder, suya spice or knorr cubes, and parsley. Stir and allow the gizzard to cook for 20 minutes.
- In the meantime, set your oven to 375 degrees, place an aluminum foil and coat the cooking pan with oil.
- Prepare the bell peppers and onions by cutting them down into squares.
- Soak your skewers in water to prevent them from burning.
- After the gizzard is marinated, begin to insert the gizzard individually with the bell peppers and onions in the skewers.
- Place the gizzard kebabs on your cooking pan and then in the oven to cook for 15 minutes. Then turn the kebabs and cook for another 15 minutes.
- Serve and Enjoy!
Are you going to give these Nigerian Peppered Chicken Gizzard Kebabs a try for your Thanksgiving dinner? If you do, let me know what you think in the comments below.
Do you have other easy Thanksgiving appetizer ideas you’d like to cook this year? Feel free to share them with me!
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