5 best chicken livers recipes you should try out

Chicken liver are a great way to address an iron deficiency, and they’re often recommended to boost blood profile.

While most times people find it hard to prepare it to their taste and opt for restaurants. Worry no more because with our superb tastiest recipes you will be able to make them at the comfort of your home.

Many at times, they have a metallic taste. This taste, at times, does not work out for some people. Therefore, soaking the liver in milk helps to eliminate the metallic taste.

However, ensure the milk is mildly acidic and avoid too much soaking. Long soaking can make the liver too soft and we suppose that is not what you want.

Wondering how to cook varieties of chicken livers for a dessert at home? Listed below are 5 tastiest recipes to try out:

1. Peri peri chicken livers recipe

To many South African are familiar with Peri peri chicken livers. They are highly notorious and easy to prepare. If you’re preparing for five people, you will need to have the following ingredients:


• 500 g the main essentials

• Marinade • 45 ml of olive oil

• 45 ml of vinegar wine

• 15 ml of lemon juice

• 2 cloves of crushed garlic

• 2 red chilies

• 5 ml of grounded cumin

• 2 bay leaves

• 1 onion

• 125 ml whipping cream, thinly chopped

• ½-cup chicken stock

Transfer them to a relatively large bowl and then pour in 3 tables tablespoons of olive oil, vinegar, and lemon juice. Season with garlic, cumin, coriander, chilli flakes, bay leaves, salt, and paper. Stir and mix them and wait for approximately 2 hours. Transfer them to another bowl and keep the marinade. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil and butter in a large skillet on medium heat.

Proceed by stirring in onions, and leave to cook until tender for roughly 7 minutes. Adjust the heat to medium-high and stir—cook for another 2 minutes. Pour in your tomato paste, poultry stock. Add in your brandy and cream and allow to heat before you sprinkle with chopped fresh coriander, garnish, and bay leaves.

2. Nandos chicken liver recipe

Knowing how to prepare yours at homes makes the experience more enjoyable.


• 500 grams of the main essentials

• 2 tablespoons of Olive oil

• 2 tablespoons butter

• 1 tablespoon seasoning salt

• 2 tablespoons of paprika

• 1 Bay leave

• 1 big chopped onion

• 1 pinch cumin


Prepare them by trimming and washing them. Pour in butter and olive oil into a frying pan. Pour the main essentials and spices and fry until its golden brown. Add to pan onions and garlic then cook for about 3 minutes. Add bay leaves, wine, and allow simmering at low-medium heat for 5-8 minutes. Serve with a Portuguese bread roll.

3. Creamy chicken liver recipe

This yummy sauce is served as a starter in many restaurants. Its ingredients are few plus cooking directions are not as complicated as compared to other formulas. Here is what you need to have in order to prepare.


• 500 g of the hen essentials

• 1 large onion (chopped)

• 3 bay leaves

• 1 chopped red pepper (Seeds removed)

• 1 fresh lemon

• 1 ½-teaspoonful cumin

• 1 tablespoon freshly chopped coriander

• 1 tablespoon olive oil

• 1 tablespoon butter

• 1 tablespoon garlic (crushed)

• Salt to taste

• ¼ Worcester sauce

Steps for cooking

Pour your olive oil and butter into the frying pan. Deep fry the onions and when glassy add garlic. Pour in the cleaned essentials and cook until they are brown. Transfer red pepper and all the spices plus the 3 bay leaves and add lemon juice. Put the cream, turn the heat down, and ensure it simmers for about 12-16 minutes. Put brandy and heat for 5 minutes before serving with crusty rolls or any of your favourite bread toasts.

4. Fried chicken liver recipe

Here is what you need to know regarding this recipe and what to do in order to prepare some for yourself and a friend at home.


• 1 lb. hen sliced livers

• 2 cups of self-rising flour

• 1 cup of buttermilk

• Hot sauce

• 1 teaspoon kosher salt

• 1 teaspoon freshly pounded pepper

• 1 teaspoon Sriracha

• 2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Cooking instructions

First, heat 1 tablespoon of each oil and butter in a skillet. Cook pepper and onion for around 6-8 minutes before setting aside. On the same skillet, adjust the heat and the remaining oil and butter and sear mixture for 2 minutes. Flavour with Kosher salt and pepper. Put peppers and onions then vermouth, cream, Worcester and Sriracha and allow to cook for 5 minutes.

5. Crock pot chicken livers recipe

This is a perfect combination of chopped livers and deep-fried kinds of bacon with mushroom. The taste that comes out of this recipe will leave you licking your fingers all day long.

Take, for example, you are preparing one for four people, then you need to have the following ingredients.


• 1 lb. hen livers

• ½ cup flour

• 3 slices of bacon (cut into cubes)

• Green onions (with tops)

• 1 teaspoon black pepper

• 1 teaspoon salt

• A cup of hen bouillon

• 1 can of sliced and drained mushroom and 1 can of golden mushroom soup (10.5-ounce size)

• ¼ cup dry white wine

Directions to cook it

Slice them into small pieces that can be easy to bite. Mix flour, salt, and pepper in a food storage bag then mix the cut hen essentials with flour mixture. Fry the bacon in a relatively large skillet; remove from heat when golden brown and add coated mixture. Proceed to put green onions and the pieces of chopped mushrooms and deep fry until they are brown again.

Add to the skillet hen broth and allow to cook while stirring until the mixture starts to simmer. Transfer them to a slow cooker or better still reduce the heat. To the mixture, add the already cooked slices of bacon, refrigerated soup, and white wine. Allow the mixture to cook for approximately 4 hours. Serve with vegetables, cooked rice or buttered noodles.

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