Most people would walk right past a pack of chicken liver at the grocery store. Chicken liver, along with most offal, really isn’t given the credit it deserves, often simply because people don’t know how to prepare it! Believe it or not, there’s more to chicken liver than just pâté (which itself can be truly delicious). Chicken liver is quite a versatile ingredient and lends itself to a range of recipe types, from appetizers, to sides, to entrées. It is also quite an economical choice and convenient to prepare.
In addition to their versatility, chicken livers pack quite the nutritional punch. They are exceptionally high in protein and potassium, and are an excellent source of vitamins A, C, B6 and B12.They are also one of the best known sources of folic acid. Chicken livers have a noteworthy mineral content, containing copper, manganese, niacin, zinc and iron, making them a go-to food for individuals suffering from anemia. Eaten in moderation, chicken liver yields many worthwhile health benefits.
So next time you pass by chicken liver in the supermarket, why not pick up a pack and try out one of these tasty recipes?
1. Crispy Peppery Livers with Onion Dip
These crispy little appetizers pack a lot of flavour into a single bite. Serve with a creamy onion dip and your guests will be coming back for seconds (and thirds!).
2. Italian Liver And Pepper Stir-Fry
This quick and easy recipe is as delicious as it is budget friendly, and comes together in a quick 25 minutes.
3. Chicken Liver Pâté in White Wine Sauce
The flavours of this classic hors d’oeuvre are enhanced by poaching the chicken livers in white wine. Pâté may seem daunting to make, but this recipe is remarkably simple!
4. Italian Liver with Tomatoes, Capers & Basil
This fresh and vibrant dish comes together in under 30 minutes and requires ingredients you likely already have on hand.
5. Warm Chutney Chicken Liver Salad
This warm yet refreshing salad is perfect as a starter or a light summer lunch.