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Chicken Liver Fry


This chicken liver fry recipe is made with caramelized sweet onions and a splash of balsamic vinegar. This recipe requires only three main ingredients, and it’s ready to be served in 15 minutes.

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skillet with fried chicken liver

Why This Recipe

  • The onion is caramelized, which adds tons of flavor to the liver.
  • Liver is pan-fried in one skillet, plus you can make this simple and easy dish any time of the year.
  • This chicken liver recipe is budget-friendly!

Ingredient Notes

Chicken Liver. Using chopped chicken liver allows for a quicker cook time and a better texture of the cooked livers.

Vidalia Onions. The onions get caramelized, and it not only adds flavor and depth but the natural hint of sweetness of the onion balances out the strong liver flavor.

Balsalmic Vinegar. The splash from the vinegar is the perfect acidic component that folds the entire dish together.

How to Cook Chicken liver (overview)

Heat the pan over medium-high heat. To the heated skillet, add ghee, add diced onions. Fry onions till soft and caramelized. Then add liver bites and continue frying till meat is completely cooked for approximately 5-7 minutes. Once the liver is cooked, add balsamic vinegar, salt, stir and turn the burner off. Now it’s ready to serve!

Recipe Tips

  • Choose well seasoned cast iron pan to cook liver.
  • Make sure to cut your liver into 1-inch pieces. That way, you get all the chicken liver cooking evenly in the skillet.
  • You are welcome to use a yellow, white, or sweet onion for this recipe. They will all cook nicely. I do not recommend using a red onion as it can create a tart flavor.
  • When cooking chicken liver, add the seasoning at the end of cooking. You will find if you add in while it cooks, it can affect the texture of the liver.
  • Serving ideas. Serve with rice or mashed potatoes.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What does chicken liver taste like?

Most chicken liver offers a nutty and mildly sweet flavor.

Where to buy chicken liver?

You can look to see where a meat market shop or farmers market is in your location. You can shop at a local meat market.

How do you know if chicken liver is cooked?

While cooked chicken liver should still have som pink color inside here is tip to check if it’s completely cooked. Use a spatula, slightly press on the liver, if you don’t see red juices coming out the liver is cooked.

Related Recipes

If you enjoy this sauteed chicken liver recipe, here are a few more organ recipes. Serve up chicken liver patties for a simple and delicious lunch, weeknight dinner, or entertaining guests.

Another organ recipe is this beef heart stew. Loaded with nutrients, hearty, and filling.

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skillet with fried chicken liver

Chicken Liver Fry

Natalia-Flavorful Home
This fried chicken liver recipe is made with caramelized sweet onions and a splash of balsamic vinegar. This recipe requires only three main ingredients, and it’s ready to be served in 15 minutes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Russian
Servings 4
Calories 234 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound chicken liver
  • 1 Vidalia onion large-sized
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1 pinch sea salt

Instructions
 

  • Peel and chop onions into large dice pieces.
  • Preheat the skillet on medium-high heat and add ghee to cover the bottom of the skillet evenly.
  • Add onions and fry till soft and golden.
  • Use kitchen shear to cut the liver into bite-size pieces. Add liver to the pan and cook continually stirring while no longer pink, approximately 5-7 minutes.
  • Once the liver is cooked, add balsamic vinegar, salt, stir and turn the burner off.

Notes

Serve with mashed potatoes or mashed cauliflower. 

Nutrition

Calories: 234kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 20gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 410mgSodium: 99mgPotassium: 368mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 12563IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 10mg
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Natalia is a recipe developer, food photographer, and home cook. She started Flavorful Home to document easy real food recipes perfect for busy families. She loves creating flavorful and nutritious meals while keeping the cooking process simple and joyful!

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