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Chicken Livers


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Chicken is ‘as common as muck’. Practically everyone who eats meat eats chicken. I wonder how many of you reading this right now have not eaten chicken at least once in the last week? Not many I reckon. Chicken is versatile, easy to cook and ‘cheap as chips’ but when was the last time you’ve eaten chicken liver? Why is chicken liver so often overlooked?  If you are running short of dinner dinner ideas I can guarantee the versatility of this cheap cut. Sauted sliced chicken liver with chopped onions, potatoes and mushrooms will make for a quick, simple and delicious dinner. Cooked chicken liver with a drizzle of oil served with a nutrient-dense dip of your favorite herbs and spices will pair well with whole-grain crackers or pitta bread. Try chicken livers on a skewer grilled ’till they’re firm or chop and cook them and add them to a bowl of chicken noodle soup. Please, there’s more to chicken livers than pate, I would encourage you to cook them with cumin and turmeric like my recipe below.

On the nutritional side though I have to mention chicken livers contain a large amount of cholesterol, having said that they also have a healthy dose of many essential vitamins and minerals such as Iron, zinc and B vitamins. So I guess it really depends on where your own health is at. Take it or leave it. Personally I have a love hate relationship when it comes to any livers, made my way hot and spicy on a crusty bread I love them. Pate or boiled, I hate. How about you? When it comes to your budget and getting bang for your buck, look no further. Talk to your local butcher for affordable cuts and and they will usually do the cleaning and trimming for you.

 I usually serve these livers with boiled rice, my Chinese cabbage soup and a hot coriander chutney. Yum! But they also go well with roti and bread. So go on, spread your wings, if you haven’t had chicken livers before give them a go. Your wallet and taste buds will thank you.


Chicken Livers

Total Time: 20 minutes

Number of servings: 4

Per Serving 244 calories

Fat 14 g

Carbs 8 g

Protein 22 g


Chicken Livers


500g Chicken Livers

6-7 curry leaves or a bunch of thyme

2 table spoon of olive oil

4 cloves of garlic crushed

1 inch ginger crushed

1 white onion roughly chopped

1 table spoon of ground cumin

1 table spoon of turmeric

2 green chili cut in halves

Salt to taste


  1. Add oil in the pan. Add the chicken livers and fry for 3-4 minutes. Add the curry leaves or thyme, ginger garlic, tomatoes and chilies and stir. Add the cumin and turmeric followed by the onions. Cook for about 5 minutes or so on a medium heat. Liver doesn't take too long to cook so you need to be moving fast and that's it! Enjoy

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